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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]

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]