Greg DelBigio, K.C. has advised and acted on behalf of individual taxpayers, corporations and tax advisors during audits, criminal investigations and after criminal charges have been approved. Read complete profile »

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The creation of a publicly-accessible BC corporate transparency registry: Good corporate policy or provincial intrusion into criminal law?

Published by Greg DelBigio, K.C.

Bill 20 has now received first reading in the BC legislature. If enacted, it will amend the Business Corporations Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 57 (the “Act”) to require private companies to file information currently contained in their transparency registers…

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, K.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…

Tax Evasion, Money Laundering, BC Real Estate and the Proposed Land Owner Transparency Act

Published by Greg DelBigio, K.C. & Jennifer Flood

The BC government’s recent focus on tax evasion and money laundering in the real estate market has led to proposed legislation, the Land Owner Transparency Act (Bill 23 – 2019), which will impose potentially onerous disclosure requirements on those who…

Budget 2019: Intensifying the fight against tax evasion and new risks for tax professionals

Published by Greg DelBigio, K.C. & Jennifer Flood

In Budget 2019, the federal government continues to bolster its tools and resources to detect and prosecute tax evasion and money laundering. These proposals are relevant both to those who do not pay the amount of tax the law requires,…