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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CRA Releases New Tax Collection Policies Circular

The CRA released Information Circular IC98-1R6 concerning the collection policies of the CRA. This information circular cancels and replaces IC98-1R5, dated February 3, 2016, and gives a general overview of many of the collections policies that the CRA has for individuals,…

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…