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Personal Tax Planning

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Corporate Tax Planning

Report Indicates Staggering Number of High-Income Non-Filers in the United States

A recently released report from the United States’ Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) raised a flag concerning the Internal Revenue Service’s failure to pursue high-income earners who fail to file their taxes. Just how rampant is non-filing amongst high-income earners? The results of the study may be enough to raise eyebrows. How much money is lost due to non-filing? The report states that non-filing, which is a crime when… Read More

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Corporate Tax Planning

Federal Government Updates CERB and CEWS Programs

The Canada Revenue Agency is continuing to update information related to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) as well as other benefits related to COVID-19  as the pandemic continues to impact the Canadian economy. In today’s blog, we would like to update our readers on some of the news. Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy  The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy was introduced to help employers re-hire workers who were laid off as a result… Read More

A paper tax statement for 2019 representing tax deadlines in Canada

Corporate Tax Planning

Canada’s Tax Season is (Mostly) Over

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the tax season in Canada, hitting just under two months before personal income tax filings were due and largely shutting down the Canadian economy (as well as those all over the world). Fortunately, the Canada Revenue Agency extended tax deadlines for most people. Today we want to look at which deadlines have passed, which ones have “sort of” passed, and which remain in effect. Personal Tax Deadlines Individuals… Read More

A cottage, representing property a non-resident may be required to pay taxes on once sold in Canada

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

An alarm clock surrounded by numbers and a notebook representing new tax deadlines in Canada

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

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Corporate Tax Planning

A Brief Summary On American Tax Relief In Light Of COVID-19

COVID-19 has provided Canadian businesses with operational challenges that few could have foreseen, even just months ago. For Canadian businesses with operations in the United States, or Americans living in Canada, it might be difficult to understand how COVID-19-related legislation in the United States might impact them. This is a rapidly-evolving environment, but we wanted to take a moment to share the latest in this complex environment. The CARES Act The United States passed the… Read More

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Corporate Tax Planning

Tax and GST/HST Remittance Updates Due to COVID-19

With the nation dealing with the management of COVID-19, our blogs for the last few weeks have focused on what kind of impact the virus has had on Canadian taxpayers. Today we would like to continue that discussion by looking at how the Canada Revenue Agency is treating GST/HST payments during this time. Please note that more information is available directly from the CRA. Fiscal Measures Taken by the… Read More