Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the Liberal government’s 2022 budget yesterday. Budget 2022, A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, was a departure from the era of massive stimulus spending for COVID-19 measures, while attempting to maintain key Liberal tax and social policy themes and introducing several new initiatives to reflect current challenges such as housing and defence. This CALU Special Report highlights proposed government initiatives and tax proposals of greatest interest to our members and their clients. We extend our thanks to Kevin Wark and Angela Ross, CALU's tax advisors, for their work in ...
INFOexchange volume 1 is now available for members! Chair Barry Pascal reflects on his time as CALU chair as it approaches its end. Followed is our GR Column covering the legislative agenda and governmental updates and two informative articles written by CALU Tax Advisor, Kevin Wark: Does Subsection 70(5.3) apply to corporations? The Underused Housing Tax – A whole new act! (Members only) DOWNLOAD NOW
On February 4, 2022, the federal government released a package of draft legislation relating to Budget 2021 tax measures, as well as previously announced tax proposals. Tax measures that are of particular interest to CALU members and their clients include: Interest deductibility rules – Budget 2021 proposed tax measures that are intended to limit the deduction of excessive interest and financing expenses by corporations and certain other business entities. There were concerns that these proposals could extend to limit the interest expense deductions of Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPC). However, there are two carve-outs in the legislation that will result in ...
In this CALU Special Report, Valuing corporate owned life insurance – A new twist, Kevin Wark, LLB, CLU, TEP, Tax Advisor, CALU takes a look into the valuation of corporate-owned life insurance in determining Ontario estate administration taxes.
MPs in the House of Commons are in a FES-tive mood today – and the cedar garlands adorning the walls of Parliament Hill aren’t the only reason. The federal government’s long-awaited Fall Economic Statement was delivered by Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland today.
Our virtual 2021 Fall conference was a success! We had a great turnout of attendees who had the opportunity to listen to many insightful presentations by a handful of industry experts. Thank you to all of those who participated and made this possible.
CALU members will remember the enactment of Bill C-208 back in June to amend section 84.1 in regards to fair taxation of family business succession, after which Finance Canada announced its intention to introduce further amendments to better accommodate genuine intergenerational business transfers while still protecting against potential tax abuse. CALU volunteers and staff have taken the pro-active step of reviewing and updating our recommendations and submitting those to Finance. View the submission (members only)