Corporate Tax Seminar

2901 Gibford Drive | Ottawa, ON K1V 2L9 (Get directions)

 Program is subject to change. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date version

8:00 am  Registration opens: coffee and light breakfast will be served  

8:25 am  Opening remarks
  Moderated by: Sabrina Fitzgerald, PwC 

8:30 am  Following the 2017 US Tax Reform, what is the impact to Canadian businesses and their business travelers?

The objective of this presentation will be to identify changes to US tax legislation which impact Canadian businesses and cross-border employees.

Laura McLeman, Citizen Abroad
Alan Tippett
, Welch 

9:30 am
Case law update

The speakers will discuss recent court decisions that affect taxpayers and professionals alike, on topics including the determination of whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor, and the oversight of the Federal Court over the voluntary disclosure program.

Michael Citrome
, E&Y
Roger Taylor, E&Y 

10:00 am  No Where to Hide: Beneficial Ownership and Trust Reporting

The speaker will discuss the CBCA proposed amendments regarding records that will need to be maintained in respect of individuals with significant control and their impact upon corporations and their shareholders, as well as new tax reporting requirements for trusts with respect to trustees, beneficiaries and settlors.

Carole Chouinard
, Gowling WLG
10:30 am  Refreshment Break 

10:50 am  Sale of a Business – A Tax Advisor’s Review of the Purchase Agreement

As a trusted advisor to your business client, you want to add value in the purchase and sale process. This presentation will review common tax and accounting elements to share and asset purchase agreements, what to look for when advising the target, and trends in the treatment of taxes in purchase agreements.

Estelle Duez
, LaBarge Weinstein 

11:30 am 
An update on subsection 55(2)

  • An update on CRA interpretations including: the meaning of purpose; the interaction of 55(2) and Part IV tax; the interaction of 55(2) and the cost base rules in 53(1)(b) and 52(3)(a);
  • Unanswered questions including: 55(3)(a) and GAAR;
  • An update on selected safe income issues. 

Rick McLean,

12:30 pm  Adjournment 


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