Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference

Keeping Tax Practitioners Informed

Friday and Saturday, November 5 & 6, 2010

Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street, Halifax

[Fees] [Cancellation]
[Program Committee]

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Early Bird deadline is Friday, October 15, 2010

Renew your acquaintances, create new alliances with other tax professionals and government officials, and benefit from great networking opportunities.

Friday, November 5, 2010

 Friday Morning Extracurricular Workshops: Space is limited; extra fee required
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop A
Trust Fundamentals - How to use, structure; planning; when to use trusts
Earl Macleod, WBLI
Jamie Angus, McInnes Cooper
Ray Adlington, TEP, McInnes Cooper
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Workshop B

Basic Corporate Reorganizations - s. 85 and others

Steve Moore, KPMG LLP 
Christine Pound, Stewart McKelvey

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Current Topics and Case Update

Moderator: Ruth March, KPMG LLP
Rob Arkin, Cox & Palmer
Denis St-Pierre, EPR - Bathurst
Gerard J. Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick & Co.

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Questions
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm
Refreshment break
Corporate Tax Stream           Independent Business Stream
3:05 pm - 4:00 pm

Hot Topics in CRA's Large Case Files

  • SR&ED
  • Provincial income allocation
  • Issues of interest in large taxpayer audits

Scott Greer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Randy White, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Randy Rae, Director of Taxation, McCain Foods Limited
Holly Dacey Joudrey, Canada Revenue Agency, Halifax
Clarence Whynot, Canada Revenue Agency, Halifax

Current Issues in Trusts
Best Practices, Residency, Audits

Cindy Radu, Cidel Trust Company
Tim Matthews, Stewart McKelvey
Kate D. Harris, TEP, Patterson Law

 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm  Use of Partnerships in Planning 

How corporations can use partnerships

Daren Baxter, TEP, McInnes Cooper
Keith MacIntyre, Grant Thornton LLP

Update on Issues Facing the Farming and Fishing Industries 

Moderator: Marcel Godbout, Bishop & Company
Jeff Silver, TMC Law
Bruce MacPhee, Grant Thornton
Ryan Power, Grant Thornton

4:55 pm  Questions      Questions 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 



Saturday, November 6, 2010
Corporate Tax Stream  Independent Business Stream
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am - 9:10 am

Doing Business in the US (including issues related to the Fifth Protocol

Jackie Naish, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Charities and Not-for-Profits: An Update

Jim Cruickshank, Stewart McKelvey
Kevin Yuill, KPMG LLP

9:30 am - 10:30 am     9:10 am - 9:50 am

HST - Place of Supply Rules

Nigel Kelly, KPMG LLP
Maurice Chiasson, Stewart McKelvey

Update on Employee Compensation

Matt Smith, Deloitte & Touche LLP 

  9:50 am - 10:30 am 

Voluntary Disclosure, Fairness

Catherine Watson, McInnes Cooper
Bruce Russell, Q.C., McInnes Cooper
Claudette Miller, Tean Leader, Canada Revenue Agency

10:30 am - 10:45 am Questions
10:45 am - 11:00 am 

Refreshment break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Senior Practitioners' Roundtable
(Aggressive Tax Planning, Audit Activity)

Chair: Larry Chapman, Canadian Tax Foundation
Edwin Harris, QC, FCA, McInnes Cooper
John Roy, Grant Thornton LLP
Randy Hewlett, Income Tax Rulings Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency
Steve Lunney, Director, Saint John TSO, Canada Revenue Agency

12:30 pm Adjournment

Program Committee
Barry Gorman (Co-Chair)
Saint Mary's University
Ruth March (Co-Chair)
Jim Cruickshank
Stewart McKelvey
Todd King
Carl Kent
Kent & Duffett
Rob Arkin
Cox & Palmer
Bill Vienneau
WBLI Chartered Accountants
Keith MacIntyre
Grant Thornton LLP
Bruce Russell
McInnes Cooper 
John Oakey
Collins Barrow



Early Bird Member
(register & pay on or before October 15)
$295 Full-Time Professor $100
Member (after October 15)
$345 Full-Time Student $100
$425 Workshop A or B $50

Important note:
Each registration is intended for use by only one individual. Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted.


If the originally registered individual is unable to attend the conference, registration may be transferred to one other individual. The name of the substituted delegate can be submitted to the Foundation's Toronto office up to three business days prior to the start of the conference. After that, the substitution will be accepted when the conference registration desk opens at the conference site. If substitution is not an option, written notice of cancellation will be accepted by the Conference Department at the Foundation's Toronto office until 5:00 pm EST on Friday, October 29, 2010. Individuals who cancel their registration prior to this deadline will receive a refund, less a $100 administration fee, at the conclusion of the conference. We regret that we can not issue refunds for notices of cancellation received after this deadline.