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Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Ottawa's proposed taxation changes may do more harm than good, experts say

The federal government is proposing changes to Canada’s tax system to reduce loopholes they say are giving unfair advantage to high-income earners, but tax professionals say the changes may end up doing more harm than good. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 06, 2017 @ 09:29 AM

Appeal decision highlights dangers of poorly drafted release

When it comes to releases, the Ontario Court of Appeal has recently reminded litigators that precedents are dangerous and words do, in fact, matter. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 05:21 PM

Norton Rose Fulbright joins forces with Chadbourne & Parke

Norton Rose Fulbright, with a presence in 33 countries, including Canada, has announced its successful combination with New York-based Chadbourne & Parke. The firm will operate under the name of Norton Rose Fulbright. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

For a child with disabilities, think lifetime benefit trust

When planning for the future of a child with disabilities, there are several options to consider. Choosing the option that will provide a financially dependent child with the most money is not always easy or straightforward. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

Efforts to cool hot housing markets target 'foreigners' instead of speculators | Julius Melnitzer

In an era where anti-immigration policies are picking up steam, “foreign” is a dangerous word. And therein lies the problems with the Ontario and British Columbia measures that impose additional taxes on non-residents buying residential property in the Toronto and Vancouver regions. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 01:27 PM

Fasken's Schwartz to receive OBA award

Fasken Martineau announced that Toronto partner Alan M. Schwartz will receive the Ontario Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in Taxation Law. He is to be honoured at a dinner on June 21, 2017. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 08:48 AM

How beneficiaries can escape the evidentiary void

When opening a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) or registered retirement income fund (RRIF), it is common practice to designate a beneficiary for the registered plan (RP). ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Fasken Martineau launches portal for American businesses

Fasken Martineau has launched a new website offering the American market a portal to discover insightful tools on timely issues impacting their business in Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 08:40 AM

Walker West Longo adds associate to tax practice

Jamie Walker has joined Walker West Longo LLP's assessment and property tax practice as an associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 08:33 AM

Stopping the clock on CRA reassessment Stopping the clock

One of the biggest concerns for executors is the possible exposure for the estate’s income tax liability.  Unsurprisingly, the expiry of the limitation period is often a great relief to executors.  The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is then, typically, prohibited from reassessing tax returns. But, there are circumstances that permit CRA to reassess a return outside of the usual limitation period. ... [read more]