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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

Opinion Poll

Registered Pension Plan contributions are added to income in full on final returns of singles or widows/widowers. Would it be fairer to average this lump sum over the 24 month period prior to death?
Yes: 169 votes
76.13%
No: 53 votes
23.87%
 

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Canada’s Great Recession

Canada’s Great Recession started in November 2008 and lasted seven months until May 2009, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s newly established Business Cycle Council.

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Distinguished Advisor: Broader interpretation of transfer pricing

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision Canada v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc., 2012 SCC 52, adopts a broad test for transfer pricing, which may provide multinational corporations a new strategy for mitigating taxes, namely, transferring funds to sister companies in lower-tax jurisdictions.

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Legislation in both official languages

Pursuant to Section 133 of the Constitution Act 1867, the Parliament of Canada is required to pass all legislation in French and English, with both versions having equal force.

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How the CRA is helping small business

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been charged with reducing red tape and making it easier for small businesses to do business.

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Stats Can revises 30 years of data on the income of Canadian Households

Statistics Canada released revised data on the income of Canadian households for 1981 though 2010.

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