Canada

TEI Comments on Proposed Change to Canada’s Foreign Affiliate Reporting Requirements

On May 1, 2018, TEI submitted comments to the Canadian Department of Finance concerning the government’s proposed change to the filing deadline for Form T1134, Information Return Relating to Controlled and Not-Controlled Foreign Affiliates. TEI’s comments, reprinted below, were prepared by a cross-industry working group of Canadian Income Tax Committee members under the leadership of Sue Wooles.

Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance Respond to TEI’s Questions from December 2017 Liaison Meetings

On December 5–6, 2017, a delegation of Canadian Income Tax Committee members assembled in Ottawa, Ontario, for TEI’s annual liaison meetings with representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance.

TEI Files Comments on Canada’s proposed Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act and Draft Fuel Charge Regulation

On February 28, 2018, TEI filed comments on the proposed Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act and Draft Fuel Charge Regulation released by the Department of Finance and Ministry of Environment and Climate Change on January 15, 2018.

TEI Holds 2017 Liaison Meetings with Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance

On December 5–6, 2017, a delegation of Canadian Income Tax Committee and Canadian Commodity Tax Committee members assembled in Ottawa, Ontario, for TEI’s annual liaison meetings with representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance.

TEI Files Comments on Canada’s Technical Paper Regarding Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop

On June 30, 2017, TEI filed comments on the Technical Paper on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop released by the Canada Department of Finance. TEI’s comments were prepared under the aegis of TEI’s Canadian Commodity Tax Committee, whose chair is David Card.

TEI Comments on Standards for Valuing the Personal Use of Corporate Aircraft

On February 10, 2017, TEI submitted comments to the Canada Revenue Agency suggesting how it should formalize its procedures for valuing an employee’s personal use of the employer’s corporate aircraft. The comments generally suggest that such valuation should be made by comparison to the highest available commercial airfare for a comparable itinerary because such a standard would be predictable, neutral among taxpayers, and simple to administer.

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TEI Holds 2016 Liaison Meetings with Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Department of Finance

On November 15-16, 2016, representatives from Tax Executives Institute, led by 2015-2016 International President for Janice Lucchesi, met with officials from Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Department of Finance to discuss tax policy and administrative matters.

The agendas for the meetings on income tax matters were prepared by the Institute's Canadian Income Tax Committee, whose 2016-2017 chair is Paul Magrath of AstraZeneca Canada, Inc. John Schoenecker of the Institute's legal staff coordinated the preparation of its agendas.

CRA and Finance Responds to Questions TEI Posed at November 2016 Liaison Meeting

On November 15 and 16, 2016, members of TEI’s Canadian Income Tax Committee met with members of the Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance Canada to discuss various tax administrative and enforcement issues.  CRA and Finance have provided TEI with responses to the questions posed.

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TEI Suggests Changes to CRA on Regulation 102 and Form RC473

On March 17, 2016, TEI submitted a letter to the Canada Revenue Agency recommending certain changes to paperwork requirements surrounding Regulation 102, specifically to Form RC473. The letter discusses concerns that taxpayers might have with completing that form, as well as other requirements that might be counterproductive toward encouraging taxpayer compliance with Regulation 102.

TEI's Canadian Income Tax Committee prepared this letter. Grant Lee chairs the Committee, and TEI Tax Counsel John Schoenecker coordinated the preparation of TEI's comments

TEI Comments on Proposed Canadian Legislation Effecting Reporting of Qualified Non-Resident Employees

On October 12, 2015, TEI submitted a letter to the Canadian Department of Finance suggesting further legislative changes surrounding Regulation 102 in the form of (1) allowing self-certification as to “qualifying non-resident employer” status and (2) eliminating the $10,000 threshold for T4 reporting requirements. The proposed legislation would require employers to obtain advance certification from the CRA before being considered a “qualifying non-resident employer” as well as reporting on form T4 of all “qualifying non-resident employees” who make more than $10,000.

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