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American currency representing tax filing obligations on dual US citizens who live outside the US

Cross-Border Tax Issues

New Tax Risks For Dual Citizens Living In Canada

COVID-19 has brought with it many extensions to tax-related obligations for both Americans and Canadians. However, it doesn’t mean that tax obligations have gone away entirely. One item that has been a contentious topic over the last few years is the requirement for US/Canadian dual citizens living in Canada to file income tax in the United States as well as Canada. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind dual citizens of their obligations to… Read More

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Sports & Entertainment

U.S. College Sports Uncertain as School Year Begins

We wrote a few weeks ago about the return to play in most professional sports. As of the publication of this blog, the NBA and NHL were deep into their playoffs, while baseball was not far behind. The NFL is set to kick off on Sunday. And while professional sports might be back in many ways outside of having fans present at the games, the US college sports scene is still very much up… Read More

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Corporate Tax Planning

Government of Canada Announces Changes to CEBA

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, the government of Canada announced a number of support programs for individuals and businesses. One of these, the Canada Emergency Business Account (“CEBA”) provided loans of up to $40,000 for qualifying businesses. The government has recently announced an expansion of this benefit. What is CEBA? CEBA was originally launched on April 9, 2020, to provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses to help… Read More

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Cross-Border Tax Issues

COVID-19 Precautions in Place as Entertainment Productions Resume

In a recent blog, we talked about how professional sports were doing with a return to play in light of COVID-19. While the lack of professional sports has been a huge topic of conversation, other entertainment-related industries have also been eagerly awaiting a resumption of normal activities. Canada’s movie and television industry employs thousands of people, and as the industry gets ready to ramp up production of movies and television shows, it’s important to… Read More

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Personal Tax Planning

Independent Contractors vs. Employees: Intention is Key

The “gig economy” is a term that has risen to prominence over the last decade or so as more and more people perform work outside of the normal employee-employer relationship, instead working as independent contractors. This impacts the job security and benefits available to workers, but it also allows them to have greater flexibility and access to tax deductions, which can come in handy when the person is performing gig work as a second job. Read More