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COVID-19 Tax Update: CEWS to be Extended to December

The Prime Minister announced on July 13, 2020 that the federal government will extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the “CEWS”) until at least December. Read our detailed blog post on the CEWS here.

Further details about the extension,…

Prepared by: Tyler Berg

Tyler is an Associate working in the Vancouver office. During his law degree, Tyler participated in the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and the UBC Law Review, and played intramural ice hockey for the UBC Law Legal Eagles. Tyler also… more »

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COVID-19 Tax Update: CRA interpretation of “extraordinary items” for CEWS

The CRA has released a technical interpretation (2020-0846711I7) outlining its views on what “extraordinary items” means for purposes of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). Read our detailed blog post on the CEWS here.

Qualifying revenue of an eligible

Prepared by: Tyler Berg

Tyler is an Associate working in the Vancouver office. During his law degree, Tyler participated in the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and the UBC Law Review, and played intramural ice hockey for the UBC Law Legal Eagles. Tyler also… more »

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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: E. Rebecca Potter

Becky Potter is a partner practicing in the firm’s Toronto office. Becky focuses her practice on all aspects of taxpayer representation and tax litigation, as well as assisting charities and not-for-profits with their interactions with the Canada Revenue Agency. She… 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: CRA accepting applications for clearance certificates and international waivers by email

Further to recent public statements (as discussed in our previous blog post), the CRA has announced that as a result of COVID-19 they will temporarily be accepting requests for certain clearance certificates and other international waivers by email. Taxpayers…

Prepared by: Alvin Lun

Alvin’s practice focuses on domestic and international tax planning for individuals, trusts, and corporations, as well as representing taxpayers in their disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. He is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. Prior to joining Thorsteinssons, Alvin… more »

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