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2020-2021 Provincial & territorial budgets commentary

TAX ALERT

2020-2021 Provincial & territorial budgets commentary

A summary of key business and personal tax amendments proposed by the provincial and territorial budgets released this fiscal year.

  • July 15, 2020

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Tax characterization of derivative contracts

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision recently, clarifying the treatment of derivative contracts for tax purposes

  • Chetna Thapar, Jerry Chen
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  • July 08, 2020
Tax updates in Canada in response to COVID-19

TAX ALERT

Tax updates in Canada in response to COVID-19

Our tax alert summarizes the latest tax measures by federal and certain provincial government authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • June 30, 2020
Ways to optimize estate planning in the wake of COVID-19

TAX ALERT

Ways to optimize estate planning in the wake of COVID-19

A Capital Dividend Account allows a shareholder to access corporate surplus tax-free, but timing is critical.

  • Derek de Gannes, Chetna Thapar
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  • June 24, 2020
GST/HST and QST filing obligations for financial institutions

TAX ALERT

GST/HST and QST filing obligations for financial institutions

FIs who fail to file returns on time could face significant financial penalties, making it imperative to determine their filing obligations.

  • Ibrahim Hatia
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  • June 17, 2020
GST/HST under Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

TAX ALERT

GST/HST under Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Our authors summarize the GST/HST implications of forgivable loan payments and rent reduction offered by commercial landlords under CECRA.

  • Ibrahim Hatia, Rob Allwright
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  • June 10, 2020