Source: Tax Law Link: Uber’s Tax Woes Signal Gig Economy is the Next Frontier in CRA’s Tax Collection Efforts Uber wants its users, its drivers and particularly the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) to agree that it does not provide “rides” to its “customers”. Instead, Uber Canada Inc. (“UCI”) contends in its notice of appeal filed in the Tax Court of Canada (the “TCC”) on December 10, 2018 (the “NoA”), they merely offer “marketing and support services.” The distinction may seem academic at first glance, but the tax implications are profound for both UCI, “their” drivers and the gig economy. On December 23, 2014, the CRA issued Notices
Source: Canada US Link: Happy New Year – Now Let’s Get Back to Business! Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in January 2019 One of the topics that consistently makes the top 5 in just about every survey of issues of concern to companies is the cost of regulatory compliance. This is true in large measure because the complexity of the issues covered by those regulations keeps increasing and the cost of compliance moves in the same upward direction. In looking forward into the new year, looking back is instructive as well to identify at least one consistent theme when it comes to enforcement actions – the quality of the company’s compliance prog
Source: Tax Law Link: TaxChambers LLP is Again Recognized as One of Canada’s Leading Tax Boutiques 2019 We are pleased to announce that TaxChambers LLP is once again recognized as a leading tax boutique in Canada for 2019-2020, by the Canadian Lawyer Magazine. TaxChambers LLP was first selected as a leading Canadian tax law boutique in 2017-18. We are proud to continue our tradition of excellence, just as we are proud of the work we do for our clients. TaxChambers LLP represents a variety of individuals and industries. Whether our clients are a multi-national corporations seeking help in tax disputes or an individual seeking help in their tax and estate planning, TaxCha
Source: Canada US Link: To GDPR or Not To GDPR – That Remains the Question !!!! Published originally by the Journal of Commerce in December 2018 When the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) took effect on May 25, 2018, American companies found themselves in a quandary. The language of the regulations was sufficiently broad to initially conclude that even if a company had no presence or operation in Europe, it would be required to comply. As a reminder, the EU member countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Ma
Source: Canada US Link: Customers Now Jointly Liable With Port Truckers For Certain Labor Violations One of the bills signed into law by California Governor Edmund G. Brown from the most recent legislative session aims to hold customers accountable when hiring trucking companies that have a record of Labor Code violations. Under SB 1402, customers who utilize trucking companies to deliver goods from California’s ports may be held jointly and severally liable for certain Labor Code violations committed by those trucking companies. Here is the explanation for the need for this new law: “Holding customers of trucking companies jointly liable for future labor law viol
Source: Trade Law Link: NAFTA is dead! Long live NAFTA! Jean-Marc Clément, LL.L. – Counsel – Woods, LaFortune LPP Contact: e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org; phone – 1-514-570-6144 NAFTA Redo – Trade Lawyer’s View The purpose of this article is not to paint a detailed picture of NAFTA but rather share a Canadian trade lawyer’s perspective on the evolution of a 25 year-old agreement that was recently modernized for the 21st Century. NAFTA resuscitation It’s fair to say that NAFTA received very little attention over the course of its lifespan, until the 20th anniversary came along in 2014 that is, only to fall quickly out of the spotlight once ag
Source: Tax Law Link: Restaurant Owners Who Buy from The Beer Store Will Face Increased CRA Scrutiny Ontario restaurant and bar owners are likely the latest target of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (the “CRA”) effort to audit unreported or under-reported income tax or GST/HST. The CRA requested customer information from The Beer Store in order to identify potential variance between reported revenue and actual revenue. Section 289(3) of the Excise Tax Act and Section 231.2 of the Income Tax Act (collectively, the “Acts”) allow the CRA to apply to the Federal Court (the “FC”) for an order requiring a third-party to provide information on unnamed persons where the
Source: All Cleared Link: Considering a Move to Canada? AllCleared Can Help. If you’re looking for high-quality education, from colleges and universities that are recognized around the world, Canada is a great option! Six Canadian universities were ranked in the top 100 for the best universities in the world. By studying in Canada, you will have more access to Canadian employers, making it easier to secure a […] The post Considering a Move to Canada? AllCleared Can Help. appeared first on AllCleared.
Source: Canada US Link: U.S.-China Deal Over the weekend, President Trump announced a deal with China. The result is the 10% tariff imposed on goods on List 3 of Chinese made goods will remain in place for an additional 90 days rather than increase to 25% on January 1, 2019. The challenge is there was no joint communique issued by the parties. As a result, the actual parameters of the deal are open to doubt. China supposedly agreed to buy large quantities of American soybeans, but President Xi’s speech regarding that portion of the deal conditioned those purchases on “domestic needs.” Another key consideration is what is viewed as China’s on-going
Source: All Cleared Link: AllCleared and Legalline Announce Client Support Partnership Two award-winning nationwide legal support providers join forces to help free people from their past VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – 27 November 2018 – AllCleared (Formerly Pardon Services Canada), one of Canada’s oldest legal service companies dedicated to helping clients clear their criminal records up to 4 months faster than anyone, is pleased to announce […] The post AllCleared and Legalline Announce Client Support Partnership appeared first on AllCleared.