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Farming fuel tax credit

July tax news: Farming and air quality tax credits, taxation of accounts receivable–and more

FUEL CHARGE CREDIT FOR FARMING BUSINESSES The federal government recently introduced a refundable “return of fuel charge proceeds to farmers tax credit” to farming businesses to help them offset certain fuel charges that they incur in their farming businesses. The credit was passed into law on June 9, 2022, in Bill C-8. The credit applies […]

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Federal Budget 2022 offers minor tax relief for business, funding for innovation

The federal government’s Budget 2022 contained several new proposed measures, both from a personal and corporate tax perspective, in addition to various new spending initiatives and tax credits. These measures will have some impact on the business community, but when it comes to Canada’s economic outlook as a whole—including strategies to manage runaway inflation and […]

Trust Reporting

No, trust reporting rules haven’t changed—yet

Canadian taxpayers would be forgiven for being at least slightly confused in recent months by the federal government’s new incoming (yet delayed) trust reporting requirements. You’ll recall that in the 2018 federal budget, Ottawa laid out plans that would require all non-resident trusts to provide additional beneficial ownership information alongside the T3 returns they are […]

Reversionary or revocable trusts for a loved one

February tax news: Understanding trusts, managing partnership returns–and more

REVERSIONARY/REVOCABLE TRUSTS A trust is a relationship under which a person, called a settlor, contributes cash or other property in trust for the benefit of others, called the beneficiaries. The trust is not a legal person or entity for most purposes, but it is considered a “person” and a “taxpayer” for income tax purposes. The […]

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January tax news: Rules for associated corporations, lending to adult children—and more

ASSOCIATED CORPORATIONS Under the Income Tax Act, there are various rules pertaining to relationships between taxpayers, including individuals, trusts, and corporations. For example, there are rules that apply to “related” persons, “non-arm’s length” persons, “affiliated” persons, and “associated” corporations. The rules are generally restrictive in nature, and the tax policy reasons for the rules are […]

November tax news: How options are taxed, why the self-employed pay double CPP–and more

HOW OPTIONS ARE TAXED An option to purchase a property, as the term implies, provides the holder of the option an optional right to purchase the property. The option is referred to as a call option. The purchase price under the option is sometimes called the exercise price or strike price. Conversely, an option to […]

September tax news: Share transfers to an RRSP, charitable donation receipt rules–and more

TRANSFERRING SHARES TO AN RRSP   Should you transfer shares that you already own to your RRSP? The prospect can be attractive. The shares you transfer are considered a contribution to your RRSP. If you have unused RRSP contribution room, you can thus get a substantial tax deduction for shares that you already own. If […]

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August tax news: ALDAs, tax-free transfers and TFSA penalties

TAX PLANNING AND ADVANCED LIFE-DEFERRED ANNUITIES (ALDAs) If you own a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP), you must wind it up by the end of the year in which you turn 71. At that point, you have the following options. First, you can take out all the funds in one lump sum. However, since the […]

intergenerational business transfer

Bill C-208 improves tax treatment on intergenerational business transfers, but changes to come

Until recently, it was more financially beneficial to sell a business to a third party in Canada, rather than passing it along to children or grandchildren through an intergenerational business transfer. This had been a longstanding bone of contention among entrepreneurs. Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business […]

KRP client portal

Introducing the new KRP client portal

After extensive development and customization, we’re pleased to introduce the new KRP client portal . The system is designed to enhance our client service experience, making it easier to review accounting and tax-related files in a consolidated, user-friendly dashboard. We believe that collaboration and communication are a key aspect of any successful partnership—which is how […]