Sarah D. Hansen, Kelsey Thompson
Miller Thomson lawyers obtain $90,000 award in Tax Court of Canada.
Sarah Hansen and Kelsey Thompson of Miller Thomson Vancouver and co-counsel Robert Janes of JFK Law Corporation successfully obtained a $90,000 lump sum cost award representing 60% of the client's solicitor and client costs that far exceeded the tariff rate in the Dickie case. At trial, the Court found that Mr. Dickie's income was business income earned by an Indian under the Indian Act that is situate on reserve and exempt from tax under the Income Tax Act.
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For more information on the Dickie case, please see our July 2012 Aboriginal Law Update: Tax Court of Canada Rules on Location of Business Income for the Purpose of Tax Exemption Under the Indian Act