Tax

CPA Canada writes to deputy minister of Finance Canada on tax changes

CPA Canada writes to deputy minister of Finance Canada on tax changes

CPA Canada recently convened a conference call with members of its tax committees and other stakeholders to obtain input on Finance Canada’s follow-up measures – announced mid-October – regarding the proposals to address tax planning using private corporations. While the follow-up measures appear to represent some steps forward, these proposa..
CRA and country-by-country reporting

CRA and country-by-country reporting

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently shared an advisory that it is using country-by-country reporting to more effectively identify Transfer Pricing and Profit Shifting Risks. It is working with international partners, including a recent agreement with the U.S., to improve global tax transparency and address income tax base erosion and profit sh..
2017 Tax Clinic Program most successful to date

2017 Tax Clinic Program most successful to date

Each year Alberta CPAs, candidates, and students cvolunteer to help low-income Albertans complete their tax returns free of charge. The CPA Alberta Tax Clinic Program holds clinics in Edmonton, Calgary and surrounding communities in co-operation with seniors’ homes, community centres, and other not-for-profit agencies. The 2017 clinics wrappe..
An important change to form RC59 as of May 15

An important change to form RC59 as of May 15

Do you use form RC59, Business Consent, to get online access to your business clients’ information in Represent a Client? If you do, here are three important things you should know: After May 15, to request online access to tax information for a business, you will need to complete the authorization request in Represent a Client. Form RC59 wil..
Eight reasons to take a tax seminar this fall

Eight reasons to take a tax seminar this fall

by Hugh Neilson FCPA, FCA, TEP With more than 500 CPA Alberta Professional Development seminars to choose from, making a decision on how to earn your PD hours isn’t always easy. But if you’ve got your eyes set on tax, then Hugh Neilson might be able to teach you a few things. Hugh has more than 25 years of public practice experience, fo..