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Working from Home: Income tax issues

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees transitioned to working from home. During the crisis, few were considering the income tax implications. As life returns to whatever the “new normal” is, we can be confident taxes will still exist. So what are the tax implications of a workspace in the home? Deducting home office expenses In […]

Authors:

Joseph Devaney
Joseph Devaney
Joseph Devaney, CPA, CA, is a member of the editorial board of Video Tax News in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

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 Right to Housing as a Human Right

International human rights law acknowledges everyone’s right to an adequate standard of living, which includes the right to adequate housing. Many international legal instruments protect the right to adequate housing, including: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 25); the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Article 11); the Convention on the Rights […]

Authors:

Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, JD, MA, LLM, is the Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

A Tale of Two Cities: Residential property assessments and appeals in Calgary and Vancouver

Commercial and residential property taxes are by far the largest source of revenue for Canadian municipalities – about one third of the budgets in large cities. Other revenue streams include provincial grants and licenses, permits and user fees. Residential accommodation is taxed on market-based values. Municipal assessors annually determine and issue an assessment for each […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Michael Osachoff
Michael Osachoff is a graduate of the Master of Management program at the University of Calgary.
 

Fixing Canadian Crown Copyright

The federal Copyright Act establishes the legal framework for use of copyright-protected works in Canada. Under the Act, rights-holders have the exclusive right to reproduce and re-use substantial amounts of a work unless such uses fall under one of the statutory exceptions to copyright infringement. This framework attempts to provide a balance between the needs […]

Authors:

Amanda Wakaruk
Amanda Wakaruk
Amanda Wakaruk, MLIS, MES, worked as an academic government information librarian for almost twenty years before becoming the University of Alberta's Copyright Librarian in 2015. To learn more about her work, go to amandawakaruk.ca. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the University.
 

Copyright No Plaything: Celebrity Tattoos In Video Games

Tattooed celebrities are abundant; from Shawn Mendes’s fan-designed butterfly, to Drake’s “6 God” praying hands, to the elaborate artwork displayed on the bodies of professional athletes like basketball star LeBron James (by one account more than half of all active NBA players have tattoos) — the list goes on. Whether it’s angels or demons, expressions […]

Authors:

Tara Parker
Tara Parker
Tara Parker is a partner in the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans. Her practice focuses on advising major U.S., international and Canadian studios, broadcasters, producers, literary, musical, theatrical and business clients on a wide range of media-related matters, including film financing, international co-productions and joint-ventures, rights acquisitions, format licence and distribution deals, errors and omissions insurance, clearance and copyright law matters.
 


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