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The Purposes and Activities Divide in Charity Regulation

Over the last couple of years the media has been filled with stories and there has been much fretting in the voluntary sector about the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s auditing of registered charities’ Political Activities. It is unclear as yet, however, how much regulatory compliance action will be taken based on isolated or individual acts […]

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Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.
 

Independent Contractor or Employee

With business culture evolving, we see increasingly varied means to manage one of the most expensive and critical components of a business – human capital.  Whether a business is motivated to reduce labour costs, streamline available skills, or minimize staff during slower periods, At first blush, it may appear easy to determine whether individuals are employees […]

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Caitlin Butler
Caitlin Butler, CPA, CA, is a designated accountant splitting her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. She is a member of the Video Tax News editorial board and is a co-writer and presenter of the Video Tax News National Personal Tax and Corporate Tax update courses.
 

A helpful Guidance on Ineligible Individuals, but questions remain

Andrew Coyne recently drew much attention when he mused in the National Post about the merit of abolishing the charitable tax credit so registered charities could have free rein to engage in political activities. However, the credit is arguably at far greater risk from the abusive tax shelters that have been seen over the last […]

Authors:

Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.
 

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.
 

Judging Guidance

It is trite law that guidance about registered charities issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), through its Charities Directorate, does not have the force of legislation or regulations. Courts can reject or ignore it when determining the permissibility or impermissibility of an organization’s conduct and the consequences flowing from that conduct. The Income Tax […]

Authors:

Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.
 


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