US Tax Reform Seminar & Live Webcast: Coming to Terms with US Tax Reform

April 5, 2018
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3 
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US Tax Reform Seminar & Live Webcast: Coming to Terms with US Tax Reform

This event will be streamed live via webcast. Click here for webcast registration details.

Program | Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:00am -
8:00 am
Registration Desk Opens (A continental breakfast will be provided)

8:00 am -
8:15 am 
Welcome & Introduction

Heather L. Evans, 
Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Tax Foundation, Toronto

8:15 am -
9:00 am
The Big Picture: The Economic Impact of US Tax Reform 

David Dodge,
O.C., Bennett Jones LLP, Ottawa
The Hon. Kevin G. Lynch, BMO Financial Group. Toronto 
Russell W. Crawford,
 KPMG LLP, Vancouver

9:00 am -
10:00 am

Personal Aspects of US Tax Reform 

  • Individual tax rates

  • Mortgage interest deductions

  • State and local tax deductions

  • Itemized deductions

  • Estate and gift tax changes

  • Employee deferred compensation

  • Changes for small businesses

  • High net-worth Canadians

Kevin Gluc, Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo
Beth Webel, CA, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto

Roy Berg,
Moodys Gartner Tax Law, Calgary

10:00 am -
10:10 am
10:10 am -
10:30 am

10:30 am -
12:00 pm

Business Aspects of US Tax Reform 

  • Reduction of corporate tax rates; repeal of the AMT
  • Treatment of income derived through pass-through entities
  • Expensing of the cost of “qualified property”
  • Special rules for real property business
  • Loss carryovers
  • Restrictions on interest deductions
  • 3-year holding period for carried interests
  • other changes

Siobhan Goguen,
Felesky Flynn LLP, Calgary
Dan Luchsinger, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington
Additional speaker: TBC

Brad Sakich,
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Vancouver

12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm

1:00 pm -
3:20 pm
International Aspects of US Tax Reform 

  • new participation exemption
  • repatriation tax
  • changes to Subpart F
  • foreign tax credit changes
  • base erosion provisions:
    • base erosion and anti-abuse tax
    • rules for “global intangible low-taxed income”
    • special tax on “foreign derived intangible income”
    • outbound transfers
    • hybrid payments
  • Sales of partnership interests of nonresidents

Maruti Narayan,
DLA Piper (US) LLP, New York
Asif Rajwani, Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto
H. David Rosenbloom, Caplin & Drysdale, Washington

Claire Kennedy,
Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto

3:20 pm - 
3:30 pm 
3:30 pm - 
4:00 pm  
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm 
Concluding Comments – Implications for Canada 

Professor Jack Mintz, University of Calgary, Calgary
Shawn Porter, Deloitte Tax LLP, Toronto
Barbara Worndl, Aird & Berlis LLP, Toronto

Brian J. Arnold,
Canadian Tax Foundation, London

5:00 pm -
7:00 pm
Networking Reception
  Program is subject to change. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date version.

The Hon. Karen Sharlow, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Vancouver
The Hon. Karen Sharlow, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Vancouver

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