Tax Alert Archives December 2016

Breaking News: Tax Court allows appeal in GAAR case

The Tax Court of Canada has allowed the appeal of the appellant in 594710 British Columbia Ltd. v. The Queen, 2013-4033(IT)G.  The Court held that the Respondent failed to demonstrate abusive tax avoidance at the primary tax debtor level by…

Prepared by: Natasha Kisilevsky

Natasha Kisilevsky is a partner in the Vancouver office specializing in taxpayer representation and litigation matters. She is also the Director of Associate Development for Thorsteinssons. Natasha has been practicing tax law since her call to the Bar of British… more »


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…

Prepared by: Jeanne Chiang

Jeanne is an associate in the firm’s Toronto office. Her practice centers on domestic tax planning for owner-managers, professional corporations, trusts and estates, and high-net worth individuals. She also advises clients on tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. Jeanne… more »