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16 Feb

Trust Reporting Season is Here: Your Primer on the New Requirements for 2023

Friday, February 16, 2024Ian SpiegelCorporate Law, Business Law, Tax and Estate Planning, Tax LawTrusts, Income Tax Act

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On December 15, 2022, Bill C-32, the Fall Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2022, S.C. 2022, c. 19 (“Bill C-32”), received Royal Assent. Bill C-32 amended the...

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9 Feb

Are Signing Bonuses Bad for Canada’s Sports Franchises?

Friday, February 9, 2024Ian SpiegelBusiness Law, Corporate LawSports Law, Tax & Estate Planning

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Toronto has a rich history in professional sports. The Maple Leafs is an Original Six franchise with the...

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9 Jan

Court Provides Guidance on Testamentary Gifts Made to Defunct Organizations

Tuesday, January 9, 2024Ian Spiegel, Lynne WesterhofBusiness Law, Corporate Law, Tax and Estate Planning, Non-Profit and Charities

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When an individual leaves a gift in their will to a charity that does not exist at the time of their death, the executor will often be...

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29 Nov

CRA Extends the Underused Housing Tax Deadline (Again) to April 30, 2024

Wednesday, November 29, 2023Ian SpiegelCorporate Law, Business Law, Tax and Estate Planning

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On October 31, 2023, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) announced that owners affected by the Underused Housing Tax...

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13 Nov

No T3s for Registered Charities’ Internal Trusts

Monday, November 13, 2023Ian Spiegel, Lynne WesterhofCorporate Law, Business Law, Tax and Estate PlanningNot-for-Profit/Charities

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After months of uncertainty for the charitable sector, the Canada Revenue Agency has confirmed that registered charities will not need to file a...

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12 Oct

CRA Extends the Underused Housing Tax Deadline to October 31, 2023

Thursday, October 12, 2023Ian SpiegelBusiness Law, Corporate LawTax & Estate Planning

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On January 1, 2022, the Underused Housing Tax Act (the “Act”) came into effect. The Act requires certain owners of...

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20 Jan

Update: New Reporting Requirements For Trusts

Thursday, January 20, 2022Greg Farano, Lindsay Ann Histrop, Ian SpiegelBusiness Law, Corporate LawTrusts

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In a previous blog post, we discussed the proposed new T3 Trust Income Tax and Information Return reporting and filing requirements for certain express trusts. These changes

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26 May

Snow washing is now more difficult in Canada, but at what cost?

Wednesday, May 26, 2021Kenneth Jull, Ian SpiegelLitigationSnow Washing, Money Laundering

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For several years, the Canadian government has begun to focus on “snow washing”, the purifying of illegitimate funds through using shell corporations to launder money...

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23 Dec

Viewing the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Callow through a compliance lens

Wednesday, December 23, 2020James R.G. Cook, Kenneth Jull, Ian SpiegelLitigationContract Law, Supreme Court of Canada, Compliance

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The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger on December 18, 2020. This decision is ground-breaking in the world of contracts, and can...

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