Taxation

Practice

What does Tax Court decide? What does Federal Court decide? Supreme Court clarifies jurisdictions

Through its decisions on Dow Chemical and Iris Technologies, the Supreme Court of Canada has clarified tax appeal jurisdictions, explains David J Rotfleisch
Thought Leaders

Churches don’t pay taxes. Should they?

Many Canadians don’t realize that religious properties are tax exempt, however, this privilege is increasingly being debated as organized religion recedes
Thought Leaders

The ‘tax-free trap’: How a simple phrase skews Canadians’ savings choices

Canadian taxpayers may be sacrificing long-term savings for short-term investments due to heuristic language that simplifies complex decisions
Practice

When can discovery answers of a deceased Canadian be used under subsections 100(6)-(7) of the Tax Court Of Canada rules?

Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch on a Tax Court decision involving the testimony of a taxpayer who died soon after discovery
Business

Caledon Mayor Annette Groves ignores residents, forces approval of 35,000 new homes

Caledon council voted in favour of rezoning agricultural land over the objections of taxpayers concerned about property tax increases and the Greenbelt
Business

Approval of 35k homes Tuesday will threaten Greenbelt, trigger devastating tax hike for Caledon residents

Caledon taxpayers want to know how they will be protected from the municipal property tax hikes that may be needed to pay for infrastructure costs
Partner Posts

The tax profession's talent crisis: The transformative Certificate of Canadian Income Tax Practice

The Certificate of Canadian Income Tax Practice is a game-changer, that helps attract new talent to the tax profession and prepare them for successful careers
Practice

What is the standard of review for discretionary decisions of the CRA appealed to the federal courts?

Canadian accountant and tax litigation lawyer David J Rotfleisch takes a deep dive into the standards for judicial review of taxpayer appeals to the Federal Courts
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.06.16: Capital gains narratives and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Thought Leaders

DAC Investment and the GAAR: Did the Tax Court of Canada get it right?

Allan Lanthier is unconvinced by the reasoning in a recent Tax Court of Canada decision involving a Canadian-controlled private corporation and the BVI
Business

Carbon Tax: Correction demanded for 'big error' in carbon price report

A recent PBO report overestimated the real costs of the carbon tax because it mistakenly included the impact of industrial carbon prices on individual Canadians
Thought Leaders

Why the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is a bad deal for Canadians — and the world

Taxpayers are on the hook for an economically disastrous Faustian bargain that will burden future generations of Canadians as it contributes to climate chaos
Practice

Federal Court Of Appeal overturns GAAR assessment on the existence of alternative transactions

Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch explains why the FCA quashed a Tax Court of Canada decision involving a CRA GAAR abuse analysis
Thought Leaders

Crystallizing capital gains before June 25: What about the GAAR?

Allan Lanthier explains why the General Anti-Avoidance Rule, as amended by Bill C-59, should not apply to a planning alternative to new capital gains rules
Practice

Federal Budget 2024 — Proposed Changes to Capital Gains Rules

Greg Farano of Gardiner Roberts LLP does a deep dive into the details of capital gains rule changes that may create uncertainty for taxpayers and their advisers
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.05.19: Shambolic tenant tax crisis, Poilievre capital gains op-ed, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Practice

Case Commentary: Persaud v The King – When can you claim tax deductions (Including medical bills) for dependants?

Tax residence is key, says Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch, to claiming medical expense deductions for dependents under the Income Tax Act
Thought Leaders

The new game in town: Capital gains and the alternative minimum tax

The federal government's new capital gains rules have left taxpayers in a pickle says Allan Lanthier. But here's a planning alternative with a deadline of June 24
Business

Less infrastructure funding leaves municipalities with tough decisions

Under a new funding formula, Alberta municipalities are receiving less funding from the provincial government than they did in 2011, leading to potential tax hikes
Business

Debate continues over impact of next minimum wage increase

In Niverville, Manitoba, one chartered professional accountant gives his perspective on a minimum wage that has increased by nearly four dollars in two years
Practice

Tax Court Of Canada rejects CRA's attempt to apply gross-negligence penalties in statute-barred years

Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch looks at the case of an Alberta restauranteur and an inheritance in Fuhr v. The King
Business

Carbon rebate could bode well for businesses: advocate

Small businesses are pleased to see the carbon rebate being rolled out but are nervous about the repercussions of the capital gains tax changes
Opinion

Letter to the Editor: PM Trudeau’s comment takes aim at accountants amidst capital gains changes confusion

John Oakey of CPA Canada says the Prime Minister's recent comment about accountants was an unexpected turn in the capital gains debate
Business

Queen's profs weigh in on federal budget

Two Queen's University professors question whether the Liberals have thought through the implications of their changes to capital gains taxation
Business

Unpaid taxes by oil and gas companies remains a concern for rural municipalities

In recent years, the issue of oil and gas companies owing money to Alberta municipalities has become a significant concern, with millions in unpaid taxes