Tax Blog Posts

Taxable TFSAs

Almost since Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) were first introduced in 2009, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been intent on clamping down on what it views as inappropriate activities undertaken within TFSAs. One area in particular has raised the ire…

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Significant Tax-Treaty Changes on the Horizon

On November 24, 2016, the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax-Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Sharing was released by the OECD.  The multilateral instrument is aimed at implementing standards to counter perceived treaty abuse and to…

House of Commons Approves Carbon Tax

On October 5, 2016, the House of Commons approved Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s October 3, 2016 motion to impose a carbon tax starting in 2018.  Pursuant to Trudeau’s plan, the federal government will set a minimum price of $10…