Tax Alert Archives June 2020

COVID-19 Tax Update: CRA extends administrative relief regarding residency and cross-border issues

Individuals and entities can continue to rely on CRA’s administrative relief regarding residency and cross-border issues arising from travel restrictions until August 31, 2020. Previously, the CRA indicated that its guidance would only apply from March 16, 2020 to June…

Prepared by: Kyle Lamothe

Kyle is a partner practicing in the firm’s Toronto office. Kyle’s practice focuses on Canadian tax planning for businesses, individuals, and trusts, with a particular emphasis on owner-managed businesses, cross-border issues, high net worth families, and professionals. He advises on… more »

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Federal Court grants application for judicial review in TFSA over-contribution case

In Sangha v Canada (Attorney General), the taxpayer made a series of over-contributions to his Tax Free Savings Account, was assessed a 1% monthly tax on the excess amounts, and made two relief requests to the CRA for a waiver…

Prepared by: Rebecca Potter

Rebecca Potter is a partner practicing in the firm’s Toronto office. Rebecca’s practice focuses on all aspects of taxpayer representation and tax litigation and also includes tax planning for not-for-profit organizations, and charities. She has appeared before the Tax Court… more »

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COVID-19 Tax Update: CRA posts final update to National COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

On June 16, 2020, the CRA posted its final update to its National COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan and, more importantly, announced its transition from a critical services mode to a business resumption mode on June 26, 2020. The CRA’s announcement…

Prepared by: Chris Canning

Chris is an associate at the firm’s Vancouver office. He’s working to expand his knowledge of tax planning and advocacy in a variety of contexts. Before completing law school and joining Thorsteinssons, Chris worked at the Law Society of BC,… more »

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COVID-19 Tax Update: Federal Court of Appeal announces gradual phase-out of suspension period

On June 11, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal released a Notice to the Parties and the Profession announcing that the suspension period, during which the computation of time under both procedural rules and any direction or order of the…

Prepared by: Hayleigh Cudmore

Hayleigh Cudmore is an associate practising in the firm’s Toronto office. Hayleigh’s practice focuses on all aspects of taxpayer representation and tax litigation. She also advises clients on the tax aspects of a wide variety of matters, including corporate reorganizations… more »

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COVID-19 Tax Update: Federal Court announces regional plans for amendments to suspension period

Western and Atlantic Canada

On June 11, 2020 the Federal Court of Canada released an updated Practice Direction and Order advising that the previously announced suspension period will expire in the four provinces of Western Canada and the four provinces…

Prepared by: Hayleigh Cudmore

Hayleigh Cudmore is an associate practising in the firm’s Toronto office. Hayleigh’s practice focuses on all aspects of taxpayer representation and tax litigation. She also advises clients on the tax aspects of a wide variety of matters, including corporate reorganizations… more »

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