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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 1:13 PM

Do law firms need big digital marketing programs? | Kim McLaughlin

If I had a dollar for every lawyer who said, “Kim, I don’t need a big digital marketing program,” I would own an island. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 8:37 AM


Appeal by an estate from the Registrar’s decision refusing to accept its proposed inventory for filing. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 12:20 PM

Beware the CRA audit Man with calculator

No taxpayer wants to be subjected to the dreaded CRA tax audit, especially when it means educating the auditor. This happens more often than you might realize. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 11:21 AM

Three associates join Wildeboer Dellelce

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP announced that Alexandra Meffe, Joel Fraser and Marija Tasevaska have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 3:05 PM

Employer or PEO — who is the daddy? Group silhouette with globe

If you’re a Canadian resident working for a U.S. company in Canada, there are a multitude of cross-border implications regarding employment law, payroll reporting, income taxes and Social Security taxes. The evolution of the professional employer organization (PEO) since the 1980s has become a popular solution for U.S. and Canadian employers when employing remote workers. ... [read more]

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

WeirFoulds adds four new associates

WeirFoulds announced that four of its former articling students have joined the firm as associates: Paul Conrod, Satnam Dosanjh, Talia Rotman and Alvin Yau. The four also summered with the firm before their articles. ... [read more]

Friday, August 09, 2019 @ 11:35 AM

Curtailing CRA audit power creates dilemma for taxpayers Woman standing before arrows

The recent Federal Court of Appeal decision in Canada v. Cameco Corporation, 2019 FCA 67 and the Canada Revenue Agency’s response to that decision have raised the stakes for taxpayers in developing a strategy to deal with a CRA audit. These developments leave taxpayers with a difficult choice: either submit to oral examination or risk being assessed based on incorrect assumptions. ... [read more]

Friday, August 09, 2019 @ 8:18 AM


Appeal by placement agencies from the dismissal of their appeals from the Minister’s assessment of a health tax under the Employer Health Tax Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 01, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

Canada and U.S. are best friends when it comes to tax collecting American and Canadian Hands Shaking

Despite the rhetoric of current protectionist measures, we still live in an interconnected world. Not only do people, goods and services cross the border, but so do taxes. A good example of this interconnectedness is the Canada-U.S. Income Tax Treaty. Because they are friends who do for each other, Article 26A of the treaty allows the two countries to assist each other in the collection of taxes. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 01, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

CRA-IRS agreement over sharing banking information not Charter violation, Federal Court rules

A Federal Court ruling that dismissed a constitutional challenge of two Canadian laws that allow Canada to share with the United States banking information of U.S. citizens living in Canada is “insufficiently sensitive to Charter rights that are designed to protect a taxpayer’s fundamental privacy rights against unreasonable state action,” according to Queen’s University tax law professor Arthur Cockfield. ... [read more]