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Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 3:39 PM

Unequal property division under s. 95 of the Family Law Act Dividing money

Since the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (FLA) came into force in 2013, courts have grappled with the meaning of “significantly unfair” reapportionment claims. In B.C., separating spouses may be entitled to a greater portion of family property if they can prove that it would be significantly unfair to divide the family’s property equally. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

Federal Court of Appeal: Inducement taxable as restrictive covenant payment Shaking hands and money

In the case of Pangaea One Acquisition Holdings XII S.À.R.L. v. The Queen, 2020 FCA 21, the Federal Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the Tax Court of Canada (2018 TCC 158, Smith J.), confirming that a payment made to induce a party to sign a share purchase agreement was subject to withholding tax under Part XIII of the Income Tax Act. If structured differently, the payment might have escaped the Canadian tax net. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

New Vancouver tax partner for Dentons

Dentons announced that Ron Dueck has joined the firm as partner in its tax group. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 2:06 PM

Preparing taxes for retirement planning: Pension plans Couple calculating finances

Whether you’re a pensioner, retiree or pre-retiree, it’s never too early to begin preparing your taxes and taking full advantage of the deductions available to you. In addition to contributing to a Registered Retired Savings Plan, the following are other means of preparing for retirement. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

The Russian dog theory of litigation: A fable | Barry Landy

Gentle readers, I propose to regale you with a fable. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 2:37 PM

Practice Note No. 23: Tax Court of Canada tests Preliminary Ruling Docket Paper on folder

With thousands of appeals launched in the Tax Court of Canada each year there has been an increased backlog at the court. Hearing dates, when assigned, are often set for 18 to 24 months into the future. On Jan. 1, 2020, the Tax Court began testing changes to its procedures to try and alleviate some of this strain. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 1:09 PM

Powers of attorney for mobile clients: Separate situs suitcase_travel_sm

Many of us are familiar with the use of multiple wills for those with assets in different jurisdictions. But what about multiple powers of attorney? ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 1:49 PM

Preparing taxes for retirement planning: Income splitting Couple calculating finances

Whether you’re a pensioner, retiree or pre-retiree, it’s never too early to begin preparing your taxes and taking full advantage of the deductions available to you. In addition to contributing to a Registered Retired Savings Plan (RRSP), the following are other means of preparing for retirement. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 9:53 AM

Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber adds tax associate

Goldman, Sloan Nash & Haber (GSNH) announced that Kelsey Horning has joined the firm as an associate in its tax law group.  ... [read more]