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Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 2:44 PM

Quebec court ruling may give tax authorities 'more flexibility' with probes Christopher_Mostovac

The Quebec Superior Court overturned a ruling that held that the investigative methods used by federal and provincial tax authorities to investigate corruption in the Quebec construction industry were “highly reprehensible,” paving the way for Canada Revenue Agency and Revenue Quebec to once again pursue tax evasion inquiries that were put on hold for the past two years. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

A cautionary tale: How Canada Revenue Agency helps U.S. collect taxes IRS_sm

American citizens and green card holders living in Canada should file their U.S. taxes, or face the consequences. A case involving a U.S. citizen living in Canada who was ordered to pay a hefty penalty in U.S. district court serves as a cautionary tale. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 9:49 AM

Tax specialist joins Borden Ladner Gervais

Laurie Goldbach is the latest partner in Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)'s Calgary tax group. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 8:24 AM

Tax treatments of partnerships and LLPs

Previously only method of operation of a law firm with multiple equity owners, is a general partnership. Partnerships are creatures of the common law, although the rules have now been codified in statute, and exist whenever persons carry out business in common with a view to profit. While a partnership is not a separate person in law, unlike a corporation, it does have an existence separate and apart from the individual partners. The accounting and taxation are more complex. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 11:49 AM

Ontario government sued over energy charge Jerome Morse, Morse Shannon LLP

An Ontario manufacturer has filed a lawsuit against the provincial government arguing the global adjustment (GA) fee charged on energy bills is unconstitutional, a case that an observer says will end up in front of the Supreme Court of Canada "no question." ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 8:54 AM

APPEALS - Leave to - Summary conviction appeals

Application by Robert and Terry Lynn Steinkey for leave to appeal tax-related summary convictions and the related sentences, with bail pending appeal. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

GREs offer flexibility in claiming tax credits, reward charitable giving in wills

In 2016, testamentary trusts lost the ability for income earned to be taxed at graduated rates, leaving them subject to tax at the highest marginal rate. A Graduated Rate Estate is meant to soften the blow. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL TAXATION - Constitutional validity of provincial or territorial tax - Ontario - Tobacco tax

Appeal by Grand River Enterprises Six Nations Ltd. from the dismissal of its application for judicial review of the decision of the respondent Minister demanding that the appellant provide security pursuant to s. 12(2)(f.1) of the Tobacco Tax Act (Act). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:24 PM

Gowling WLG launches new area of practice

With the aim of helping businesses relocated to Canada, Gowling WLG has formed what it's calling the relocation services group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 10:14 AM

Tax treatments of sole proprietorships and associations

The choice of business structure for any venture affects how the owners are taxed. This is as true for lawyers as for any other entrepreneur or professional; different law firm structures have different tax treatments. Furthermore, if a lawyer does not like the tax treatment of their current structure, a reorganization on a tax-free basis is usually possible. ... [read more]