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Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Succession planning: The elephant in the law firm | Stephen Binder

I have been working with lawyers and law firms for a good part of my four and a half decades as an accountant and strategic adviser, and I can say this with some confidence: lawyers aren’t quite like everybody else, at least when it comes to the issue of retirement. While the rest of the world dreams of kicking back and relaxing after a lifetime of work, many lawyers — especially those who have risen to the upper echelons of their firms — seem terrified at the prospect of not coming to the office. In fact, one recent survey suggests that nearly four out of five senior partners never want to retire. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Genetic fairness appeal addresses core moral values worthy of protection Bluebodyscience1.jpg

Compelled genetic testing and compelled disclosure of genetic information are socially undesirable evils. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

KPMG Law names senior partner

KPMG in Canada announced that Justin Kutyan has been appointed senior partner of KPMG Law LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 2:25 PM

After NAFTA won’t be found in Washington, Ottawa canada_u.s._trade_sm

As Canada and the United States wrap up more than two years of work on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), one pressing question remains for the cross-border business community — what can we expect after NAFTA? The answer rests not in Washington, D.C., or Ottawa, but in state and provincial capitals throughout North America. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 6:13 AM

TAX EVASION - GST - Trial within reasonable time

Appeal by Millar from his conviction for income tax evasion, failing to remit GST, and counselling another person to commit fraud. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 @ 2:27 PM

Professional advisers should stay in their lane | Darren Coleman

As people’s financial situations become more complex, the need for comprehensive advice arises for legal, tax and investment matters. Unfortunately, this complexity can tangle up a professional adviser into giving commentary outside the limits of their expertise. ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Tax audits likely coming for Home Depot commercial account holders Man_paying_cash

Earlier in September, Home Depot commercial credit cardholders received a message from the home renovation behemoth stating that it was required, by a court order, to disclose to the Canada Revenue Agency its commercial customers’ business names, addresses and the total annual amounts of purchases charged to their accounts. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 8:21 AM

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) - Financial services - Exempt supplies

Appeal by SLFI Group and the other appellants from a judgment of the Tax Court that dismissed their appeal from assessments of goods and services tax (GST). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

KPMG names new Canadian managing partner for tax

Elio Luongo, chief executive officer of KPMG in Canada, announced the appointment of Lucy Iacovelli as Canadian managing partner for tax and chief administrative officer (CAO) of KPMG Law LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 7:56 AM

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE - Declarations - Report of goods - Tariff classification

Appeal by Hociung from a decision of the Federal Court granting the respondent’s motion for summary judgment and dismissing his action. ... [read more]