Oct. 04, 2019 - In SLFI Group v Canada (2019 FCA 217), the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) overturned a Tax Court of Canada (TCC) decision and ruled that a group of Canadian mutual funds (Funds) was not required to self-assess GST/HST on funding services provided by a U.S. entity, because these services were...
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.
Aug. 22, 2019 - As outlined in our e-communications of May 21, 2019, and August 12, 2019, Québec’s Ministry of Finance has introduced new rules regarding the disclosure of nominee agreements. The new disclosure requirement is relevant to nominee agreements involving one or more parties that are subject to Québec tax...