Jan. 30, 2020 - In our annual Tax Review and Outlook report, we look back at significant developments that shaped the Canadian and U.S. tax landscapes in 2019 and offer our predictions on what to expect in the year ahead. Key Canadian Developments in 2019 Proposed changes to the employee stock option rules...
Upstream Loans and Dispositions of Foreign Affiliate Shares
This article summarizes the upstream loan rules, and explores the impact of the upstream loan rules in several situations involving dispositions of the shares of the creditor foreign affiliate. In general, under the current rules anomalous results can be avoided with certainty only by causing the parent Canadian company to actually repay its outstanding upstream loans borrowed from any creditor foreign affiliates. This may not always be possible or practical. The repayment requirement is arguably too strict and warrants reconsideration.
Jan. 30, 2020 - Review of U.S. Tax Developments in 2019 In 2019, the U.S. tax world continued to be primarily concerned with developing guidance under the monumental Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was enacted at the end of 2017. Major regulatory projects were proposed beginning in 2018,...