Canadian Income Tax

TEI’s Canadian Income and Commodity Tax Committees Seek Member Input for 2021 Liaison Meetings

The members of TEI’s Canadian Income Tax and Canadian Commodity Tax committees are actively preparing for the Institute’s 2021 liaison meetings in Ottawa, and they seek your input in developing this year’s meeting agendas.

CANADIAN INCOME TAX

Staff Liaison:

Watson McLeish, Tax Counsel
202.470.3600

 

TEI Comments on Proposed Interest Deductibility Limits in Canadian Budget 2021

On December 29, 2021, TEI submitted comments to the Department of Finance Canada concerning the government’s proposal to introduce a new limitation on the deduction of business interest expense, as described in Budget 2021.  Generally speaking, the proposal would limit the amount of net interest expense that a corporation could deduct in computing its taxable income to a fixed share of the corporation’s earnings.

TEI Holds 2021 Virtual Liaison Meetings with Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance

On December 7-8, 2021, delegations of Canadian Income Tax Committee and Canadian Commodity Tax Committee members virtually participated in TEI’s annual liaison meetings with representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) and Department of Finance.

TEI Comments on Proposed Changes to Canada’s Income Tax Mandatory Disclosure Rules

On December 10, 2021, TEI submitted comments to the Department of Finance concerning the proposed changes to Canada’s income tax mandatory disclosure rules described in Budget 2021. TEI’s comments focus primarily on the government’s proposals to amend the Income Tax Act’s reportable transaction rules and introduce a new requirement for specified corporations to proactively report uncertain tax positions to the Canada Revenue Agency.

TEI Holds 2020 Virtual Liaison Meetings with Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance

On December 8–9, 2020, delegations of Canadian Income Tax Committee and Canadian Commodity Tax Committee members virtually participated in TEI’s annual liaison meetings with representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) and Department of Finance.

TEI Members Provide Feedback on CRA Draft of Simplified Form T2200, Declaration of Conditions of Employment for Working at Home During COVID-19

On September 15, 2020, following an intensive effort to survey TEI members working for companies in different industries across Canada, TEI’s Canadian Income Committee submitted a compilation of responsive, actionable comments to the CRA concerning the draft form.

TEI Participates in Canadian Pre-Budget Consultations

On August 10, 2020, TEI submitted written recommendations to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of its pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2021 federal budget.

TEI Members Submit Follow-up Questions to Canada Revenue Agency on Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program

On June 19, 2020, members of TEI’s Canadian Income Tax Committee submitted a number of follow-up questions to the Canada Revenue Agency’s Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch concerning various aspects of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) program.

TEI Engages with Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance Regarding Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

On April 17, 2020, members of TEI’s Canadian Income Tax and Canadian Commodity Tax Committees participated in a joint conference call with representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) and Department of Finance (“Finance”) to discuss a range of questions concerning the newly enacted Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”).
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