Hugh Neilson

About Hugh Neilson

Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.

Death and Taxes – When the Certainties Collide

As the cliché goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes. When the former occurs, the Personal Representative(s) (formerly known as the Executor(s)) of the Estate must address the latter. Taxes become more complex in the year of death, and the period of Estate administration. This article provides a brief overview of some […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson

Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Christie Hoem-McNall

Christie Hoem-McNall, CPA, CA is a senior in the taxation department of Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP in Edmonton, Alberta

 

Taxes? Reasonable?

Although many Canadians may disagree when reading various media reports or when filling out their own returns, the government and the Department of Finance generally consider our tax system to be reasonable.  The term “reasonable” shows up with surprising frequency in our tax legislation and jurisprudence. Is That Deduction Reasonable? The Income Tax Act (ITA) […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson

Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Paying Other People’s Taxes

Keeping up with our tax obligations is challenging when times are good, and even more so when the economy turns.  Painful though it is to manage our own tax obligations, becoming liable for taxes actually payable by other people can cause even greater distress. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has amazingly broad collections powers bestowed […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson

Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Is Good Luck Taxable?

Easy Money There seem to be plenty of opportunities to win – big and small – in our lives, from lotteries to radio contests to a friendly wager with a friend.  Whether it’s $10 on who wins the golf game, or $10 million from the lottery, does the tax man share in our good fortune? […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson

Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.

 

The Indian Act – Exemption from Taxation

The Canada Revenue Agency notes on its website that “We recognize that many First Nations people in Canada prefer not to describe themselves as Indians. However, we use the term Indian because it has a legal meaning in the Indian Act.”  For the same reason, the author uses the term in this article. Aboriginal persons are […]

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Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson

Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.

 


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