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Tax planning is changing in 2024

MaryAnne Loney of McLennan Ross LLP looks at three areas of tax planning related to private corporations that will change in 2024
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A Canadian tax lawyer's guide to the In-Trust-For (ITF) Account

Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J. Rotfleisch discusses ITFs, including tax implications, issues and alternatives to these unregistered investment accounts
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Canadian taxpayer involved in a bad will investment scheme granted additional relief on accrued interest

Relief requests beyond the statute of limitation may still be available, depending on the circumstances, explains tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch
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Court orders delivery of tax planning memo prepared by accountants to CRA

Laurie Goldbach and Steve Suarez of BLG on disclosure of tax planning documents and the Tax Court's treatment of accountant-client privilege
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Tax fraud and tax evasion in the same case: Analysis of Regina v Reynolds

A case before the BC Supreme Court included violations of the Income Tax Act and Excise Tax Act explains Canadian accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch
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Deans Knight will have a serious impact on tax planning & tax disputes

The courts will increasingly gravitate toward the minority approach in the Deans Knight decision, assert the tax lawyers of Counter Tax Litigators
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SR&ED Tax Credits upheld by Tax Court Of Canada in Canafric Inc. v. The King

Developing new recipes qualifies for Scientific Research and Experimental Development credits, explains David J Rotfleisch, when you make frozen pies
Profession

PCAOB finds faults in more than half of PwC Canada, BC accounting firms' audits

US audit watchdog releases inspection reports with multiple deficiencies for PwC Canada, De Visser Gray LLP, and Harbourside CPA LLP
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Another BC accounting firm punished by audit regulators

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in the United States has censured Canadian firm K.R. Margetson and its principal, Keith R. Margetson
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CRA routinely disallows parking expense claims, even for life-threatening illnesses

It is not the Tax Court's job to provide equitable relief, David Rotflesich explains, as the Income Tax Act provides a bright-line test for medical expense tax credits
Thought Leaders

Benefits of paperless processing for taxpayers: Lessons for CRA from the IRS

Canadian taxpayers will benefit if the CRA follows the IRS in the paperless processing of income tax returns but not at the expense of customer service
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Are CRA publications clear and easy to understand? Can Canadian taxpayers trust their information?

Canadian tax lawyer and accountant David J Rotfleisch explains why taxpayers should not necessarily trust CRA publications such as folios, bulletins and circulars