Tax Alert Archives May 2021

Federal Court of Appeal re-affirms the scientific method as a requirement for SR&ED eligibility

In Kam-Press Metal Products Ltd. v. The Queen, 2021 FCA 88, the Federal Court of Appeal once again endorsed the criteria set out by the Tax Court of Canada in Northwest Hydraulics Consultants Limited v. The Queen (1998),

Prepared by: Chris Canning , Julia Ji

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 »

Julia Ji is an associate practising in the firm’s Toronto office. Julia’s practice includes corporate tax advisory, tax planning, business structuring and tax litigation. Prior to joining Thorsteinssons, Julia was a certified digital project manager specializing in enterprise information architecture… more »

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COVID-19 TAX UPDATE: Government extends relief for Registered Pension Plans (RPPs) and deferred salary leave plans (DSLPs) for one more year

On May 20, 2021, the Department of Finance announced a one-year extension of draft regulations providing temporary relief to employers who sponsor a Registered Pension Plan (“RPP”) or deferred salary leave plan (“DSLP”) and their participating employees. Initially…

Prepared by: Chris Canning , Julia Ji

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 »

Julia Ji is an associate practising in the firm’s Toronto office. Julia’s practice includes corporate tax advisory, tax planning, business structuring and tax litigation. Prior to joining Thorsteinssons, Julia was a certified digital project manager specializing in enterprise information architecture… more »

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