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COVID-19 Tax Update: A Detailed Review of the New Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) and Lockdown Support Programs

Published by Thorsteinssons LLP & Alexander Demner & Gloria Wang

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I.          Overview

On November 19, 2020, Parliament enacted the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”). Ostensibly designed to replace the underutilized Canada Emergency…

Finance Proposes Substantial Changes to Private Corporation Taxation

Published by Thorsteinssons LLP

On July 18, 2017, the Department of Finance released its consultation policy paper on the taxation of private corporations first announced in Budget 2017, along with proposed legislation on some of the topics addressed.

The Minister’s introductory letter acknowledges the…

Murphy’s Law of Tax

Published by Thorsteinssons LLP

Murphy’s Law is, as everyone knows, the proposition that “Anything that can possibly go wrong, does.” There are many variants of this. Among tax practitioners, a well known one is the proposition “There is no equity in a tax statute.”…