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Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Closing the tax gap Tiny house on plans

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has finally begun to share its analysis of the tax gap in Canada with the public. The tax gap is the difference between what tax revenue should be collected and how much actually is collected. There is always a difference, or “leakage,” since no tax collection system is perfect. ... [read more]

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

Terror in the courts | Lawrence David

The concept of “terror” is not one commonly associated with civil litigation. “Terror” and “terrorism” instead overwhelmingly arise in the context of national security prosecutions, refugee status determinations and the listing of terrorist entities under Part II.1 of the Criminal Code. Still, many civil litigators are or may quickly become familiar with another form of “terror in the courts” — namely, the in terrorem doctrine. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 1:55 PM

Miller Thomson partner appointed to federal advisory panel on charitable sector

Miller Thomson announced that national social impact group lead, Susan Manwaring, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector which provides recommendations to the minister of National Revenue and commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency on key issues facing registered charities. ... [read more]

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]