Bulletin fiscal

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Juillet 2010

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Current Cases: The Propep Decision: The Associated Corporation Rules

In The Queen v. Propep Inc. (2009 FCA 274), the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) was asked to determine whether Propep Inc. (“Propep”) was associated with two other corporations, and therefore required to share the small business deduction.  The FCA...

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2010-2011 Quebec Budget Highlights

Having faired relatively well in comparison to the other provinces in the latest recession, Québec is facing greater challenges on the long-term horizon. In fact, the gross provincial debt is expected to reach 53.2% of the gross domestic product, making...

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2010-2011 Ontario Budget Highlights

The 2010 Ontario Budget was announced on March 25, 2010, and on May 18, 2010, Bill 16, Creating the Foundation for Jobs and Growth Act, 2010, the legislation enacting many of the changes announced in the Budget, received both its...

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2010-2011 British Columbia Budget Highlights

On March 2, 2010, the B.C. Budget entitled “Building a Prosperous British Columbia” was tabled.  The Budget is targeted at enhancing vital public services, refocusing government spending to eliminate the deficit, and providing a range of initiatives to stimulate economic...

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2010-2011 Alberta Budget Highlights

Joseph W. Yurkovich

In its 2010-11 Budget, introduced in the Legislature on February 9, 2010, the Alberta Conservative government has sought to strike a balance between deficit reduction, and continuation of program and planned capital spending. Reiterating its intention to return Alberta to...

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Provincial Tax: Introduction of HST – B.C. Transitional Rules

Effective July 1, 2010, a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will apply to payments for the supply of goods and services in British Columbia at a rate of 12% (5% federal component and 7% provincial component). On April 29, 2010, the...

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The Miller Thomson Foundation: Sixteen Years as a Proud Supporter of Post-Secondary Education in Canada

Since its formation in 1995, The Miller Thomson Foundation has awarded scholarships totalling $2,550,000 to 2,550 promising students pursuing post-secondary education in Canada. Gerald Courage, Chair of Miller Thomson LLP, along with Gary G. Campbell, Q.C. and The Rt. Hon....

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Cross-Border Tax: Canada-US Tax Treaty Update: CRA Views on Treaty Benefits on Dividends Paid by Canadian ULC’s

Treaty benefits will generally be denied under the new anti-hybrid rule under Article IV(7)(b) of the Canada-US Tax Treaty (the “Treaty”) in respect of any dividends paid on or after January 1, 2010 by Canadian unlimited liability corporations (“Canadian ULCs”)....

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International Tax: Recent Changes to « taxable Canadian property » Regime for Purchasers and Non-resident Vendors of TCP

Changes introduced by the 2010 Federal Budget will impact the obligations imposed on non-resident vendors of “taxable Canadian property” (“TCP”), such as real property situated in Canada and shares of Canadian private and public corporations, and purchasers of such properties...

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Harmonized Sales Tax (HST): The New HST and the Place of Supply Rules

Just when you thought you were safe to purchase services from an Alberta lawyer or consultant, the new “Place of Supply Rules” were recently announced by the Department of Finance.  These are Federal rules, but apply to all HST participating...

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