Tax Alert Archives July 2021

New Toronto vacant home tax coming January 1, 2022

On July 15, 2021, Toronto City Council approved a plan for implementing a new tax on the city’s vacant homes beginning in 2022. The proposed tax appears to be very similar to the “empty homes tax” already in force in…

Prepared by: Milan Vukovic

Milan is an Associate practising out of the Toronto office. Milan graduated from the Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2017, obtaining the Dean’s Bronze Scholar Award for third highest cumulative average in his first year and the R.W. Leonard… more »

Share

Federal Court of Appeal confirms trust deed gave public corporation de facto control over a private corporation wholly owned by the trust

In Bresse Syndics Inc. v. The Queen, 2021 FCA 115 (sub nom. CO2 Solution Technologies Inc.), the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) considered the extent to which a public corporation (“Pubco”) held de facto control over a corporation (the…

Prepared by: Leonard Gilbert , Chris Marta

Leonard graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (J.D. 2015) and is currently an associate practicing in the firm’s Toronto office. He previously performed extensively as a concert pianist and attended the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana… more »

Chris Marta is an associate practising in the firm’s Vancouver office. Chris Marta’s practice focuses on domestic and international tax planning for individuals, trusts and corporations. He also represents taxpayers in their disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. Prior to… more »

Share

Federal Court finds CRA incorrectly conflates amending an election with rectification

In Brent Carlson Family Trust v. Canada (National Revenue), 2021 FC 506, two family trusts made requests to amend elections for the 2014 taxation year filed under subsection 85(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Act”) in respect…

Prepared by: Leonard Gilbert , Chris Marta

Leonard graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (J.D. 2015) and is currently an associate practicing in the firm’s Toronto office. He previously performed extensively as a concert pianist and attended the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana… more »

Chris Marta is an associate practising in the firm’s Vancouver office. Chris Marta’s practice focuses on domestic and international tax planning for individuals, trusts and corporations. He also represents taxpayers in their disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. Prior to… more »

Share