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The Atlantic Packaging v The Queen: When procedure trumps substance

The Atlantic Packaging v The Queen: When procedure trumps substance

When appealing a case in Tax Court, taxpayers should frame issues right from the audit stage to have a solid litigation backup.

Tax updates in Canada in response to COVID-19

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.

  • October 02, 2020
2020-2021 Provincial & territorial budgets commentary

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.

  • August 18, 2020
Restrictive covenant and the share sale veto right

Restrictive covenant and the share sale veto right

The Canada Federal Court of Appeals decision in Pangaea raises new considerations on the definition of restrictive covenants.

FCA confirms that a space trip is taxable to company shareholders

FCA confirms that a space trip is taxable to company shareholders

Find out how shareholder benefits could arise and the potential income tax implications as a result of the In Laliberté vs Canada decision.

  • Jiani Qian
  • |
  • August 04, 2020
Ways to optimize estate planning in the wake of COVID-19

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

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

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

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