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Corporate Tax Planning

A Tale of Three Cars

A requirement to use your own car at work can allow for associated expenses to be claimed on your income tax returns. However, not everyone is entitled to such claims (for example, you can’t make a claim if an employer already reimburses you), and it is critical to keep detailed records, especially if more than one vehicle is used for work. A recent decision from the Tax Court of Canada highlights… Read More

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Corporate Tax Planning

Deducting an Assistant’s Salary As a Salaried Employee

People who run their own businesses enjoy the ability to deduct a number of expenses from their income, such as instances where a spouse provides work for them in exchange for payment. Salaried employees, however, are not able to make similar claims without jumping through some significant hurdles. A recent decision from the Tax Court of Canada serves to highlight this important distinction. A Full-Time Sales Manager Working From Home The… Read More

Pass-through

Corporate Tax Planning

U.S. Treasury Department Introduces Guidance on “Pass-Through” Companies

Earlier today, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released long-awaited guidance on a key element of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, answering the many questions that were being asked by small business owners hoping to take advantage of major tax breaks included in the Republican tax reforms. Pass-Through Entities Today’s announcement was intended to provide additional clarity about the 20% deduction on income for owners and partners in… Read More