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Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 1:25 PM

Four new associates join Stewart McKelvey team

Stewart McKelvey announced that having passed their respective province’s bar, associates Kara Harrington and Matthew Jacobs have joined the firm’s team in St. John’s, N.L., while associates Jennifer Thompson and Brendan Sheridan have joined the firm’s Halifax group. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 5:54 PM

The 2019 federal election roundup Federal Election 2019

With Canadians gearing up for the final day of voting on Monday, we’ve put together a collection of insights we’ve published over the past month or so offering some informed perspectives on the important issues of the federal election. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Four new lawyers join Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson LLP announced that four lawyers have joined the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 3:44 PM

A tale of two taxpayers: The Fiscal Arbitrators client | Dale Barrett

In part one of this series, I considered the situation of a hypothetical wealthy client who was involved in a tax scheme promoted by a big accounting firm. In the end, the taxpayer signed a settlement with the CRA. Part two relates the story of a typical client of Fiscal Arbitrators (which can be found in Torres v. Canada 2013 T.C.J. No. 332). ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives — other major parties Federal Election 2019

Canada’s political parties are lining up to make impressive promises to voters and the area of tax is front and centre. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 1:39 PM

Promises, promises: Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives Federal Election 2019

Given that Canada is in the home stretch of a federal election campaign, we’ve entered one of the more entertaining portions of federal politics — the parties are lining up to make impressive (and often untenable) promises to voters and the area of tax is, as usual, front and centre. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

‘Hierarchy based on expertise’ model changes way tax law firm works Peter Aprile sm

The Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) new president, Colin Stevenson, who stepped into the role on Sept. 1, was inspired to make innovation the organization’s theme this year. This was motivated in part by the OBA’s innovator-in-residence, Peter Aprile, who, along with other legal professionals at Counter Tax, have undertaken a “hierarchy based on expertise” model at their firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 8:36 AM

California employment law double-edged sword for Canadian businesses california_flag_sm

California is one of the most employee-friendly states in the U.S. And it just got even more friendly to taxpayers by enacting a new law that will impact Canadians who do business there. The law can impact corporate entities and independent contractors in everything from the film industry to IT. ... [read more]

Monday, October 07, 2019 @ 9:24 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Corporations - Small business deductions

Appeals by the corporate taxpayers from tax assessments denying a small business deduction. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 12:12 PM

A tale of two taxpayers: the wealthy client | Dale Barrett

The Tax Court of Canada is a great equalizer. It allows taxpayers to have their case heard before an impartial judge who will apply the law consistently — regardless of whether they are rich or poor. Outside the four walls of the court, however, there is an inequality hiding in plain sight. ... [read more]