Tax Law


  • SCC decision liked by lenders

    SCC decision liked by lenders

    Jan 14, 2019

    In a decision widely welcomed by lenders, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the bankruptcy of a tax debtor, although subsequent to the repayment of the secured creditor’s debt, terminated secured creditors’ personal liability for deemed trust claims under s. 222 of the Excise Tax Act.

  • CRA rebuked for ‘fundamental misunderstanding’

    CRA rebuked for ‘fundamental misunderstanding’

    Jan 14, 2019

    Should it hold up on appeal, the Tax Court of Canada’s September 2018 decision in Cameco Corporation v. The Queen may stand as one of the most resounding successes taxpayers have experienced to date in transfer pricing disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • SCC ruling on common interest privilege welcomed

    SCC ruling on common interest privilege welcomed

    Jan 14, 2019

    With its denial of the Crown’s application for leave to appeal in Minister of National Revenue v. Iggillis Holdings Inc., et al., a tax case, the Supreme Court of Canada has restored normalcy to the law regarding common interest privilege, say lawyers.

  • Decisions examine companies’ right not to self-audit

    Decisions examine companies’ right not to self-audit

    Jan 14, 2019

    To many observers, the Federal Court’s November 2018 decision in Canada (National Revenue) v. Atlas Tube Canada ULC has tempered the enthusiasm that arose in the business community following the Federal Court of Appeal’s earlier ruling in BP Canada Energy Company v. Canada (National Revenue).

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    Family lawyers say Canada’s outdated tax laws are penalizing former spouses who enter shared parenting arrangements for the care of their children.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

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