Voluntary disclosure – a refresher

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was recently asked to speak about their rules regarding tax relief and the late-filing of certain foreign reporting forms. Their answer was as expected and should be of interest to trustees and executors. A taxpayer has failed to make certain foreign reporting filings on a ...

Valuations for estate planning arrangements and tax disputes.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I was at a conference for professional valuators and appraisers from around North America. There was a session devoted to the do’s and don’ts when dealing with the tax authorities on disputes with valuations, presented by two gentlemen with considerable experience with tax disputes on both sides of the border. I ...

Attendant care payments

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

With an aging population comes the importance of attendant care of the elderly and disabled. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was recently asked about the taxation of amounts received for attendant care services provided to a spouse or child and returned with a pleasantly surprising answer. A child received a ...