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Business Expansion to the U.S.

Business Expansion to the U.S.

Directors of Companies With Canadian And American Offices Need To Be Mindful Of Tax Obligations

The border between the United States and Canada may be extremely long, but it’s also extremely fluid in terms of how many physical goods pass through it each day. In addition, many businesses operate on both sides of the border, sometimes having separate corporations in each country. For example, Canadian employees of an American employer may receive paycheques from a Canadian version of the company. A recent decision from the Tax Court… Read More

An American passport, representing the idea of renouncing citizenship

Business Expansion to the U.S.

Canada and the United States Prepare To Open Borders

As more and more people become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 people on both sides of the US-Canada border, particularly those who travel for work or maintain homes in each country, are looking forward to being able to travel across the border more easily. However, while restrictions are easing, border mobility is still much more difficult than in years past. We wanted to take some time in this week’s blog to update our readers with… Read More

Business Expansion to the U.S.

Growing Concerns for Cross-Border Trade

In a series of comments targeting the American-Canadian trade relationship, the US administration has created even greater uncertainty among businesses in Canada that benefit from cross-border trade with the United States. Recent executive actions hurt the cross-border trade relationship In addition to targeting softwood lumber with hefty import duties averaging around 20%, the American president has also targeted the Canadian dairy and, confusingly, energy industries with bombastic rhetoric, alleging unfair practices. Behind the noise… Read More

cross-border tax

Business Expansion to the U.S.

In the News : E-Bay Attempts to Reduce Cross-Border Tax for Online Purchases

The online shopping giant E-Bay is at the forefront of a growing movement to increase the Canadian de minimis amount for taxing and applying duties to imports, including cross-border purchases made online. Outdated standards inconsistently applied? The current value threshold for imposing a cross-border tax on imports to Canada is $20. It was established in the 1980s and has not been adjusted since. Other countries have much higher limits, with Australia at $1,000 AUS and the… Read More