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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 7:25 AM

CROWN - Malicious prosecution by Crown servants

Appeal by the Canada Revenue Agency from an order finding it liable for malicious prosecution and breach of the s. 7 Charter rights of the respondents. ... [read more]

Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Response time, dispute resolution should be addressed as part of CRA consultation: lawyers Bradley Bryan, University of Victoria faculty of law

The Beatles may have lamented the fact the taxman in the U.K. didn’t like you giving your opinions, but the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has launched a public consultation process with an eye to getting input on how it operates and how it can improve the services it offers. “Our government is committed to ensuring that the CRA puts people at the centre of everything it does,” said National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier. ... [read more]

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 8:24 AM

Not filing U.S. tax forms serious for Americans in Canada FBAR_tax_sm

It’s been nine years since the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was passed in the United States, and almost five since the U.S. and Canada entered into an intergovernmental agreement to share tax-related information. Americans who live in Canada should know now that they are required to file a U.S. tax return and other information returns annually. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 @ 9:50 AM

Foreign Beneficiaries: From multiple taxation to transfer of interests foreign_money_sm

With increased mobility of people and their assets, more and more estates have a multijurisdictional dimension. A multitude of special considerations come into play which must be identified and dealt with if an estate has foreign beneficiaries which increase the complexity of the estate administration. This series of articles highlights a number of them and is written from the perspective of Canadian and Ontario law. ... [read more]

Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 6:03 PM - Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 10:38 PM

Saskatchewan Appeal Court rules carbon tax valid, so all eyes on Ontario, says legal mind Nathalie_Chalifour_sm

The Saskatchewan Appeal Court’s ruling that the federal government’s carbon tax imposed in that province is constitutionally sound “likely” paves the way for a similar decision to be made in Ontario, says a legal mind. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 2:51 PM

Robins Appleby hires associate for firm’s tax and estate group

Robins Appleby LLP announced that Jennifer Lynch has joined the firm’s tax and estate group as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

Foreign beneficiaries: It’s complicated foreign_cash_sm

With increased mobility of people and their assets, increasingly estates have a multijurisdictional dimension. A multitude of special considerations come into play which must be identified and dealt with if an estate has foreign beneficiaries or executors or other legal representatives which increase the complexity of the estate administration. This is the first of a four-part series of articles highlighting a number of them and is written from the perspective of Canadian and Ontario law. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

Tax slashing tips for Canadian lawyers cutting_taxes_sm

Welcome to tax season 2019. The way in which you structure your law firm can cause you to pay more taxes than you need to. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Law Society of Ontario should step up for pro bono | Guy Pratte

The recent provincial budget proposal of a 30 per cent funding cut to Legal Aid Ontario with no funding for Pro Bono Ontario (PBO), highlights the challenges the legal profession needs to grapple with: the access to justice crisis, the obligations of government, a healthy legal aid and the need to innovate. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 8:05 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Computation of tax - Child tax benefits

Appeal by Morrissey from the dismissal of her appeal of redeterminations by the Minister of National Revenue. ... [read more]