Tax Law


  • LawPRO heads to the SCC on bankruptcy case

    LawPRO heads to the SCC on bankruptcy case

    May 7, 2018

    LawPRO has turned to the Supreme Court of Canada for help in its latest, and possibly final, attempt to recover almost $200,000 from a Hamilton, Ont. man who spent mortgage funds mistakenly advanced to him by his lawyer.

  • Judge finds lawyer negligent for advice to Olympic skier

    Judge finds lawyer negligent for advice to Olympic skier

    Feb 20, 2018

    An Ontario judge has found a Toronto lawyer and his law firm were negligent in tax advice they gave to a former Canadian Olympic skier.

  • Morneau tax proposals still problematic

    Morneau tax proposals still problematic

    Jan 29, 2018

    Despite federal Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s attempt to soften his plan to tax private Canadian companies, tax lawyers still see major problems with the proposals.

  • Cameco and Oxford cases front and centre in 2018

    Cameco and Oxford cases front and centre in 2018

    Jan 29, 2018

    All eyes in the tax bar are on two important corporate tax cases currently wending their way through the courts, which could see judgments as early as the first half of 2018.

  • Who on the SCC will pick up the tax mantle?

    Who on the SCC will pick up the tax mantle?

    Jan 29, 2018

    Now that Justices Beverley McLachlin and Marshall Rothstein have left the Supreme Court of Canada, many in the tax bar are wondering not only who will carry the tax torch going forward but if Canada’s top court will have the appetite to tackle complex tax cases.

  • Tax facts

    Jan 29, 2018

    Tax issues aren’t always front and centre when it comes to media coverage.

  • U.S. tax reforms present challenges

    U.S. tax reforms present challenges

    Jan 29, 2018

    Tax lawyers say recent U.S. tax changes will present challenges for Canadian companies operating south of the border and U.S. subsidiaries operating here.

  • 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.

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