Category: Personal Tax

Issues arising on the conversion of real property from capital to inventory (or vice versa)

Published by Vivian Esper

When a real property held by a taxpayer as a rental property becomes the taxpayer’s residence (or vice versa), the “change-in-use” rules in section 45 and subsection 13(7) of the Income Tax Act (the “ITA”) are triggered. Subsection 45(1) provides…

A Critical Analysis of the Principal Income Tax Measures from Federal Budget 2022 (and Subsequent Legislative Proposals)

Published by Thorsteinssons LLP

Authors: Gloria Wang, Sarah Faber, and Alexander Demner

Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable (“Budget 2022”) was tabled by the Federal Government on April 7, 2022 (“Budget Day”). The government…

Boguski – Crown unsuccessful in obtaining section 174 order to bind unrelated taxpayers in substantially similar transactions

Published by Gloria Wang

In Canada (National Revenue) v. Boguski, 2021 FCA 118 affirming 2018 TCC 236, the Federal Court of Appeal (the “FCA”) affirmed the decision of the Tax Court of Canada (the “Tax Court”)  to dismiss the Minister’s application for an…

Bill C-208 – Department of Finance confirms ITA amendments are in force and modifies its intended approach

Published by Alexander Demner & Alvin Lun

On June 29, 2021, Bill C-208 received Royal Assent. As previously discussed, that Bill amended the federal Income Tax Act (the “Act”) with the intention of facilitating intergenerational business transfers. The amendments sought to accomplish those means by, in…

Leonard – Tax Court finds that distressed-debt transaction was an adventure or concern in the nature of trade

Published by Chris Canning

The Tax Court’s decision in Leonard v. The Queen, 2021 TCC 33, analyzed the oft-discussed legal concept of “an adventure or concern in the nature of trade”, which the courts use to distinguish between transactions of a business nature…

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 liabilities…

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…

Tax Highlights from the 2020 Fall Economic Statement – What Tax Practitioners and Businesspeople Need to Know

Published by Zheting Su & Chris Marta

On November 30, 2020, the federal government presented its Fall Economic Statement (“FES”). The FES contains numerous noteworthy tax measures, including both pandemic-related financial support as well as longer-term tax changes.

The following summarizes the notable income tax measures…