Tax Law


  • LawPRO misses out on $83-million exemption

    LawPRO misses out on $83-million exemption

    Oct 15, 2018

    LawPRO has missed out on an $83-million windfall after a judge denied the legal indemnity insurer’s claim for tax-exempt status.

  • CRA loses attempt to collect $2 million in taxes

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Canada Revenue Agency has lost its attempt to collect on an Oshawa, Ont. lawyer’s outstanding $2-mllion tax bill via the law firm he owns with his two daughters.

  • Buck a beer could end up as buck a sip

    Aug 20, 2018

    Suds. Brewskis. Barley sandwich. Nectar of the Gods. The concept of a Buck a Beer on these last sweltering days of summer is a siren’s call to many voters.

  • Tax law hurts former spouses who share parenting

    Tax law hurts former spouses who share parenting

    Jun 18, 2018

    Family lawyers say Canada’s outdated tax laws are penalizing former spouses who enter shared parenting arrangements for the care of their children.

  • 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.

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