Trust Income and Working Income Tax Benefit Eligibility

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Recently the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked whether income allocated by a communal organization and reported as self employment earnings for CPP eligibility on a trust income tax slip (T3 slip) is considered “working” income for the recipient to claim the Working Income Tax Benefit (“WITB”). CRA responded that the ...

Shedding the Tax Light on a Blind Trust

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

A blind trust is a trust in which a settlor (who would also be the contingent beneficiary) reserves the right to terminate the trust but agrees to relinquish all other control over the trust i.e. administered and managed by others without updates, advice, instruction, or account to the settlor. Whether ...

Changes to a loss application in a year where no tax was payable

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Canada Revenue Agency was asked in a technical interpretation whether changes may be made to a loss application after the end of the normal reassessment period where a nil assessment was issued. The Agency's response gives hope to executor's with an interest in making adjustments to the prior ...