Category: Corporate & Commercial

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Good News for Canadian Businesses: International and Internal Trade a Priority in 2014 Budget

February 13, 2014

  On February 11, 2014, Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty tabled Economic Action Plan 2014 (Budget 2014) in the House of Commons. In Budget 2014, the federal government outlined a number of significant trade developments that have occurred over the past year, confirmed tariff relief for offshore oil and gas exploration companies, and introduced several new initiatives to ensure that consumers and…

2014 Federal Budget – Selected Tax Measures

February 12, 2014

  There is an evident international theme to many of the tax measures included in the 2014 Federal Budget presented by the Minister of Finance on February 11, 2014 (the 2014 Budget). The 2014 Budget includes proposals to address back-to-back loans in the context of the restrictions on the deductibility of interest under the thin capitalization rules as well as…

Whistleblowing for Money: CRA’s New Offshore Tax Informant Program

February 4, 2014

  OVERVIEW The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) opened its Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP) on January 15, 2014. Under the OTIP, the CRA pays eligible informants for certain written information provided only about major cases of international tax evasion or avoidance. This information must lead to the collection of more than C$100,000 of additional federal tax once all rights of…

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