Tax Blog

Federal Budget 2021 – New rules Mean More Information Being Disclosed and Potentially More Enforcement

Published by Thorsteinssons LLP

Authored by:  Greg DelBigio, Q.C. and Morgan Watchorn

In Budget 2021, the federal government proposes to provide the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) with $230 million over five years as part of an ongoing focus on enforcing civil…

2021 Federal Budget – A Critical Analysis and Overview of the Principal Proposed Income Tax Measures

Published by Thorsteinssons LLP

Authors: Alexander Demner, Tyler Berg, and Gloria Wang

The federal government released its 2021 budget on April 19, 2021. Coming in as the longest budget in Canadian history, Budget 2021 proposes a myriad of income tax…

What a U.S. Deferred Prosecution Against a Swiss Bank Might Mean for Some Canadian Taxpayers: Is it Too Late for Voluntary Disclosure?

Published by Greg DelBigio, Q.C.

In February, the United States Department of Justice entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with Swiss bank, Rahn and Bodmer (R+B). The agreement refers to the criminal charge that R+B conspired with others to defraud the IRS, to file false…

Landbouwbedrijf – Tax Court reiterates that the Minister of National Revenue is not precluded from challenging a taxpayer’s previously-accepted filing position

Published by Milan Vukovic

The Tax Court’s decision in Landbouwbedrijf Backx B.V. v. Canada, 2021 TCC 2 is a reminder to taxpayers that just because their filing position in a tax return is accepted by the Minister of National Revenue (the “Minister”), it…