On November 21, 2023, Chrystia Freeland, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Federal Minister of Finance, unveiled the 2023 Fall Economic Statement (the “Economic Statement”). While the primary emphasis of the economic statement appears to be the Federal Government’s housing action plan and addressing issues of inflation and affordability, it also proposed technical updates on various tax-related matters. This article summarizes the proposed tax measures in the Economic Statement including updated implementation dates to previously announced measures.Continue reading
On August 4th, 2023, the Department of Finance Canada (“Finance”) released draft legislative proposals which included revised proposals to amend the general anti-avoidance rule (the “GAAR”) in section 245 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “ITA”) (the “Revised GAAR Proposals”). The revised proposals follow several GAAR proposed amendments initially introduced in the 2023 Federal Budget (“Budget 2023”) tabled on March 28th, 2023.
The proposals to amend the GAAR will apply to transactions that occur on or after January 1st, 2024, except for the amendments to the preamble to the GAAR and related provisions which will come into force on Royal Assent.Continue reading
The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) is introducing a new administrative policy (the “Policy”) relevant to remote workers to be effective on January 1, 2024. The policy will provide more certainty with respect to the province of employment of employees that are in a remote work arrangement in another province and are “attached” to an establishment of the employer.Continue reading
This update is intended for those seeking additional insights into the Fall Economic Statement 2022 including its impact on both domestic and multinational enterprises.Continue reading