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Canada Intent on Stoppin’ the Shoppin’ and More

Author: Michael N. Kandev

Canada’s federal budget for 2014 proposed a rule intended to curtail treaty-shopping: the practice of structuring multinational businesses to take advantage of more favourable tax treaties available in certain jurisdictions. This article presents a number of scenarios to describe how application of this proposed rule would play out in differing circumstances, exposing potential problems that might ultimately discourage foreign investment.

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