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Personal Tax Planning

More Updates on Canadian and American Taxes During COVID-19

A few weeks ago we wrote a blog about some of the ways the Canada Revenue Agency is addressing potential international income tax issues that people and corporations might run into, in light of the issues stemming from the current health crisis. In that blog, we wrote about how the CRA is addressing income tax residency as well as the carrying on of business in Canada, particularly for those who may be stuck in… Read More

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Personal Tax Planning

Canada Revenue Agency Resumes Some Activities

Parts of Canada are slowly starting to return to normal. While much of the country is still grappling with the impact of COVID-19, courts and businesses have started to re-open. Similarly, the Canada Revenue Agency, which had largely ceased activities related to collections, audits, and appeals, has started to resume operations. This week we’d like to provide our readers with a summary of what activities have resumed and which are still… Read More

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Corporate Tax Planning

Canada Revenue Agency Addresses Residency for Tax Purposes

A few weeks ago we wrote a blog about how the United States’ Internal Revenue Service (The IRS) is addressing the issue of non-Americans being forced to stay in the United States due to COVID-19, and as a result, running the risk of becoming U.S. residents for income tax purposes. Last week, the Canada Revenue Agency published a memo addressing similar concerns for those running the risk of becoming Canadian… Read More

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Personal Tax Planning

Canada Child Benefit, CERB and Personal Tax Filing Updates

Families across Canada woke up to a boost in their bank accounts on Wednesday, May 20, after the government sent payments of up to $300 per child under the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), to many parents across the country. The financial boost is intended to help families offset increased costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy has suffered tremendously in recent months, there is also hope that the extra income will act as… Read More

An empty airplane representing Canadians who are unable to return from the U.S. due to COVID-19

Personal Tax Planning

Income Tax Grace Period Available To Non-US Citizens Stuck In The United States During COVID-19

By now, COVID-19 has impacted people in nearly every aspect of life, from employment, to travel, to health. In many cases, one aspect of life can impact another. Take for example Canadians who haven’t been able to return home from the United States due to travel restrictions and now face a risk of becoming U.S. Residents for U.S. income tax purposes. This is becoming an increasing concern as the two countries… Read More