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FATCA

Personal Tax Planning

10 Years Post FATCA: The Sharing of Canadian Bank Account Information with the U.S. has Increased

As we near the end of 2019 and the start of a new decade, CBC News is reporting that the number of Canadian bank records that are being shared with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased greatly. This sharing of information is a result of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, commonly referred to as FATCA, legislation which was introduced nearly 10 years ago and which has had a significant impact on tax… Read More

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Sports & Entertainment

Soccer Star Ronaldo Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud in Spain

CBC News is reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo, who for many years played for football powerhouse Real Madrid, has received a 2-year suspended sentence and €19 million ($28.7 million CAD) fine after pleading guilty to tax fraud in Spain. One of the World’s Best Soccer Players Ronaldo is a five-time Champions League winner and five-time winner of Europe’s Ballon d’Or, a prestigious soccer award given annually to the world’s best player. Read More

FATCA

Corporate Tax Planning

Canadian Government Speaks to Washington About Thousands of Canadians Affected by U.S. Tax Reforms

CBC News reports that the Canadian government is in discussions with Washington about the impact of the Republican’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Retroactive Repatriation Tax Part of the U.S’ $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package was a one-time retroactive Transition Tax, also known as the Repatriation Tax. This provision was intended to discourage U.S. multinational companies, such as Microsoft and Apple, from leaving their money in foreign subsidiaries. However, this provision is… Read More