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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

June 2022 Poll

Are your clients concerned they will lose their principal residence exemption due to the new house flipping tax?
Yes: 68 votes
No: 64 votes

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From civil to criminal

A civil third-party penalty has been judged a criminal penalty, shifting the burden of proof to beyond a reasonable doubt and shaking up the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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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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