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Household debt in relation to disposable income rose to another record last quarter, and many are now wondering whether Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, was correct to assert that families are listening to his warnings about the risks of borrowing too much.
The CRA recently announced that the prescribed interest rates for the period April 1 to June 30, 2013 will remain unchanged from the previous quarter.
An interview with Evelyn Jacks, President, Knowledge Bureau, by Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech, President & Publisher, Mindshare Learning
A business owner in Prince George, BC, Kewal Singh Raju (Raju), and his business, Raju Homes Ltd., plead guilty and were sentenced with hefty fines and jail time for income tax evasion. Raju was fined $113,164 and handed an 18 month Conditional Sentence Order. Raju Homes Ltd. was fined $74,366. The fines represent 75 percent of the taxes evaded.
Roller Hire v The Queen (2013). A common battle in the Tax Court of Canada is one between the designation of employee or independent contractor. The case of Roller Hire is a recent example, and Judge Hogan made some interesting comments for the Court.