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The Tax Court of Canada

Which is Canada’s youngest superior court? The Tax Court! Did you know that the Tax Court of Canada is widely respected for its fairness and efficiency? Do you know the powers of the Tax Court? How about the jurisdiction? Did you know that Tax Court Justices are required to reside within 40 kms of Ottawa […]


Gambling with your Taxes: Are Gambling Winnings a “Prize” Under the Income Tax Act?

During the recent summer Olympic Games we learned that Canadians, Americans and athletes from other countries receive a financial bonus for each medal they win, the size of the bonus depending upon the colour of the medal. This income is also taxed, a fact that is stirring legislators in the U.S. this fall to propose […]


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

Jason Ho
Jason Ho is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.

The Tax Court of Canada: An Introduction

While many would share Scarlett O’Hara’s belief that there is never a convenient time for taxes, let alone a convenient time for tax problems, Canadians can take great relief in knowing that there is a convenient forum for resolving most tax problems. Although the Tax Court of Canada is one of Canada’s youngest courts, it […]


Mike Dolson
Michael Dolson is a Partner at Felesky Flynn LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a set of fifteen statutory and administrative rights outlining the service standards that Canadian taxpayers can expect in their dealings with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).  The Bill was introduced in 2007 on the premise that increased accountability and transparency on the part of the CRA would, in turn, […]


Angie Chénier-Gholamreza
Angie Chénier-Gholamreza is a student in the Masters of Information and Library Science Program at the University of Alberta and was a summer 2012 student at the Centre for Public Legal Education in Edmonton, Alberta.

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