Tax Law


  • Lingering concerns remain over tax changes

    Lingering concerns remain over tax changes

    Jan 8, 2018

    Despite the federal government’s scaling back of some of its proposed tax reforms for professional corporations, tax lawyers say the revised changes could still have unfavourable effects on lawyers and their clients.

  • CBA wades into tax fight

    CBA wades into tax fight

    Dec 11, 2017

    The Canadian Bar Association made headlines this fall for joining other organizations to oppose the federal government’s proposed tax changes for private corporations.

  • Decision clarifies how limitations apply

    Decision clarifies how limitations apply

    Nov 6, 2017

    An Ontario judge has awarded a $1.5-million judgment to a plaintiff in a decision that lawyers say clarifies how the province’s statute of limitations applies to the Excise Tax Act. In National Money Mart v. 24 Gold Group Ltd, Superior Court Justice James Diamond granted a summary judgment motion to Money Mart, which was seeking the $1.5-million payment from 24 Gold Ltd. — a private precious metal refiner and dealer — for HST it had not paid when buying unrefined gold.

  • Tax changes could have costly consequences

    Tax changes could have costly consequences

    Sep 25, 2017

    Proposed changes to private incorporation tax rules could have costly consequences for corporate clients, say lawyers who have reviewed potential shifts to the Income Tax Act. The federal Liberal government has been at the centre of ongoing controversy over the proposed changes, which were announced this summer and could go into effect later this fall.

  • Lawyers unhappy with CBA over tax stance

    Lawyers unhappy with CBA over tax stance

    Sep 18, 2017

    The Canadian Bar Association’s decision to join with other small business groups in protesting the federal government’s planned changes to private incorporation tax rules has some lawyers revoking their membership in protest, saying that it’s not something they should be fighting against. “I don’t feel like I was adequately consulted before they took this position,” says Chris Rudnicki, partner with Rusonik O’Connor Robbins Ross Gorham & Angelini LLP in Toronto.

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