Category: Taxation

Taxation

IMPACT OF QUEBEC’S REQUIRED PLANNING DISCLOSURE REACHES BEYOND THE PROVINCE

IMPACT OF QUEBEC’S REQUIRED PLANNING DISCLOSURE REACHES BEYOND THE PROVINCE Quebec’s Bill 42, which became law in September 2020, has broadened the mandatory disclosure rules to cover specified transactions. These include transactions for which the form and substance are the same or very similar to transactions listed in regulations promulgated on March 17, 2021. Revenu Québec has also provided examples of specified […]

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Taxation

AFTER DE FACTO DIRECTORS, WE NOW HAVE DE FACTO SHAREHOLDERS

Under section 160 of the ITA, a transferee of property may be assessed for the tax liability of the transferor to the extent that the FMV of the transferred property exceeds the FMV of the consideration given for the property. Salary payments are generally not subject to section 160, because the recipient has given consideration for the […]

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Taxation

ELIMINATION OF RESTRICTIONS ON THE CLAIMING OF INPUT TAX REFUNDS (ITR) BY LARGE BUSINESSES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st 2021

As announced in the 2015-2016 Quebec budget, restrictions on the claiming of input tax refunds (ITR) by large businesses have now been completely eliminated. A person is generally considered a large business for QST purposes throughout a particular fiscal year if the person’s total taxable sales made through a permanent establishment in Canada, including exportations, […]

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Covid-19, Taxation

TAX MEASURES AND EXPECTED LOCKDOWN

As Quebec is likely heading into a full lockdown for the upcoming weeks, the following is a brief summary of how the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) is expected to work during the expected lockdown period. The CEWS measures are divided into periods. CEWS period 11 runs from December 20, to January 16. The lockdown will likely […]

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Taxation

CORPORATE TAXATION UPDATE

REVISIONS TO SMALL BUSINESS DEDUCTION A summary of the tax rates applicable to CCPCs in 2020 and 2021 is set out in the following tables: Combined Federal and Quebec corporate tax rates applicable on income earned in 2020: To consult the full article, click below. READ THE FULL ARTICLE    

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Covid-19, Taxation

FALL ECONOMIC STATEMENT 2020

Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released the Fall Economic Statement 2020. Generally, the plan proposed to: Increase the maximum rate of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to 75 per cent for periods between December 20, 2020, and March 13, 2021, and to extend the current rates of the […]

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Covid-19, Taxation

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY: IMPORTANT PROPOSED CHANGES

On July 17, 2020, the federal government announced it is proposing a further extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program (“CEWS”) until December 19, 2020. New CEWS Rules starting July 5, 2020 Effective July 5, 2020, the CEWS will consist of two parts: a base subsidy available to all eligible employers that are experiencing […]

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