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Canada Tax News

SSA between Canada and Moldova to be Negotiated
Apr 06, 2018
Québec Budget Includes Measures for Tax Fairness including Sales Tax on Digital Supplies of Non-Québec Suppliers
Apr 02, 2018
Canada Budget Act 2018 Tabled in Parliament
Mar 30, 2018
G20 Finance Ministers Communiqué Published following Buenos Aires Meeting
Mar 22, 2018
Canada Gazettes Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2
Mar 14, 2018
New Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Signed
Mar 09, 2018
Canada Federal Budget 2018 Tabled
Mar 01, 2018
Spain Negotiating Revisions to SSAs with Canada and South Korea
Mar 01, 2018
International Compliance Assurance Programme Pilot for Transfer Pricing Launched
Jan 25, 2018
Canada Launches Consultation on Federal Carbon Pricing System
Jan 22, 2018
Protocol to SSA between France and Quebec has Entered into Force
Jan 05, 2018
SSA between Canada and Tunisia under Negotiation
Jan 04, 2018
The Bahamas Negotiating TIEA with Chile and Protocols to TIEAs with Canada and the Faroe Islands
Dec 26, 2017
TIEA between Canada and the Cook Islands has Entered into Force
Dec 26, 2017
Canadian Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Receives Royal Assent
Dec 18, 2017
Madagascar Approves Pending Tax Treaties with Canada and Morocco
Nov 14, 2017
Tax Treaty between Canada and Ethiopia under Negotiation
Nov 13, 2017
TIEA between Antigua and Barbuda and Canada Signed
Nov 09, 2017
Canada to Introduce Measures to Limit the Tax Deferral Opportunities Related to Passive Investments
Oct 20, 2017
U.S. Publishes CbC Exchange Arrangements with Canada and Italy
Oct 20, 2017
Canada to Reduce Small Business Tax Rate
Oct 19, 2017
Quebec Planning to Tax Foreign Digital Goods and Service Providers
Oct 10, 2017
Pakistan Approves Negotiations to Amend Tax Treaties with Canada, Qatar, and South Korea
Oct 06, 2017
OECD Releases First Batch of MAP Peer Review Results
Sep 27, 2017
SSA between Quebec and Serbia under Negotiation
Sep 25, 2017
Canada Consulting on Draft GST/HST and Income Tax Proposals
Sep 13, 2017
OECD Publishes Compliance Ratings on Beneficial Ownership Transparency for 10 Jurisdictions under New Peer Review Process
Aug 23, 2017
First Round of NAFTA Revision Negotiations Held
Aug 18, 2017
SSA between Quebec and South Korea to Enter into Force
Aug 04, 2017
New SSA between Canada and France has Entered into Force
Aug 03, 2017
New SSA between Canada and Italy to Enter into Force
Jul 28, 2017
SSA between India and Quebec has Entered into Force
Jul 25, 2017
TIEA between Canada and Grenada Signed
Jul 20, 2017
Brazilian Revenue Service Confirms Technical Service Fees Paid to Canadian Recipient Subject to Withholding Tax
Jul 17, 2017
G20 Leaders' Declaration Published following Hamburg Summit
Jul 10, 2017
Canadian Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 Receives Royal Assent
Jun 26, 2017
Canadian Parliament Committee Proposes Measures to Support Media Industry
Jun 19, 2017
Canada Launches Public Consultation on Changes to Voluntary Disclosures Program
Jun 14, 2017
CbC Exchange Arrangement between Canada and U.S. Signed
Jun 12, 2017
Canada to Negotiate Updates to Tax Treaties with Germany and Switzerland
Jun 09, 2017
Signing Ceremony Held for BEPS Multilateral Instrument
Jun 08, 2017
Canada Publishes Updated Tax Collection Policies
May 25, 2017
Argentina and Canada Conclude SSA Negotiations
May 25, 2017
Canadian Government Proposes Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop for Provinces that Do Not have Own System in Place by 2018
May 22, 2017
G7 Finance Ministers Communiqué and Declaration on Fighting Tax Crimes Published
May 17, 2017
Canada's Yukon Territory to Cut Corporate Tax Rates
May 09, 2017
Ontario to Introduce Non-Resident Speculation Tax for Residential Property
Apr 21, 2017
Canada Revenue Agency Publishes Overview of What's New for Corporations 2016/2017
Apr 18, 2017
Canada Budget Act Tabled in Parliament
Apr 14, 2017
2017 Tax Rate Changes for British Colombia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Saskatchewan
Mar 31, 2017
Canadian Court Holds Canadian Authority May Not Make Transfer Pricing Adjustment following MAP Resolution with U.S.
Mar 24, 2017
Canada Federal Budget 2017 Tabled
Mar 23, 2017
G20 Finance Ministers Communiqué Published
Mar 22, 2017
Hong Kong Signs Agreements for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with Six Countries
Mar 20, 2017
Canadian House of Commons Passes Motion Against Tax Havens
Mar 13, 2017
Canada Publishes CbC Reporting Guidance
Mar 09, 2017
Singapore Agreements for Exchange of Financial Account Information Enter into Force with Australia, Korea, Italy, Canada and Latvia
Mar 01, 2017
Canadian Government Response to Committee Report on Actions to Address Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion including Support for BEPS Measures
Feb 27, 2017
Canada Updates Income Tax Folio for Principal-business Corporations in Resource Industries
Feb 08, 2017
Canada CbC Reporting Form Published
Feb 06, 2017
Swiss Agreements for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Force with Nine Jurisdictions and the EU
Jan 27, 2017
Brazil Clarifies Withholding Tax Obligation for Payments for Technical Services to Canada and the U.S.
Jan 24, 2017
SSA between Canada and Peru to Enter into Force
Jan 11, 2017
Exchange of Notes to the Tax Treaty between Canada and the UK has Entered into Force
Jan 09, 2017
Canada and Switzerland Exchange Notes on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
Dec 29, 2016
Canada Personal Income Tax Brackets for 2017
Dec 28, 2016
Tax Treaty between Canada and Israel has Entered into Force
Dec 28, 2016
Tax Treaty between Canada and Taiwan has Entered into Force
Dec 27, 2016
Canada Budget Implementation Act, 2016 No. 2 Receives Royal Assent, including CbC Reporting
Dec 23, 2016
Legislators Urge Public CbC Reporting at Tax Transparency Summit
Dec 13, 2016
SSA between Canada and China to Enter into Force
Dec 06, 2016
Tax Treaty between Canada and Madagascar Signed
Dec 05, 2016
Belgium Approves Pending Protocols to Tax Treaties with Canada, Poland, and the UK
Dec 01, 2016
Singapore and Canada Sign Competent Authority Agreement for Exchange of Financial Account Information
Nov 21, 2016
Canadian Committee on Finance Tables Report on Recommended Actions to Address Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion
Oct 31, 2016
Canada and San Marino to Enter into Tax Treaty Negotiations
Oct 12, 2016
SSA between Brazil and Quebec has Entered into Force
Oct 11, 2016
Canadian Government Planning Nationwide Carbon Tax for 2018
Oct 06, 2016
New Tax Treaty between Canada and Israel Signed
Sep 27, 2016
Canada Consults on Updates to the Tax System
Sep 20, 2016
G20 Leaders Summit Communiqué and OECD Report Published
Sep 07, 2016
Bulgaria to Sign SSA with Quebec
Aug 23, 2016
Canada Consults on Draft Tax Law Changes Including CbC Reporting
Aug 03, 2016
G20 Finance Ministers Issue Communiqué following Chengdu Meeting
Jul 27, 2016
Swiss Federal Council Adopts Dispatch on Automatic Exchange of Tax Information with Eight States and Territories
Jul 08, 2016
82 Countries Committed to Implementation of Four Minimum Standards of OECD BEPS Project under Inclusive Framework
Jul 05, 2016
Canada Budget Implementation Act, 2016 No. 1 Receives Royal Assent
Jun 29, 2016
Canadian Supreme Court Holds Tax Information Requests Unconstitutional where Solicitor-Client Privilege Applies
Jun 08, 2016
Canada Announces that Delaware and Florida Limited Liability Partnerships will be Treated as Corporations for Tax Purposes
Jun 02, 2016
Impact of Protocol to Estonia's Tax Treaty with Switzerland on Other Treaties
Jun 02, 2016
G7 Declaration Following Japan Summit Encourages Adoption of BEPS Measures and Measures to Improve Transparency
Jun 01, 2016
Protocol to SSA between France and Quebec Signed
Jun 01, 2016
OECD Forum on Tax Administration Agrees on Common Transmission System for CbC and CRS Information
May 18, 2016
Multilateral Agreement for the Exchange of CbC Reports Signed by Canada, China, Iceland, India, Israel and New Zealand
May 13, 2016
Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island 2016 Budget Tax Rate Changes
Apr 27, 2016
Canada Publishes Memorandum on the Application of GST/HST to Other Taxes, Duties, and Fees
Apr 21, 2016
Five EU Countries Announce Plans to Develop Multilateral System for Automatic Exchange of Beneficial Ownership Info and G20 Listens
Apr 18, 2016
Colombian Tax Authority Issues Ruling on the Taxation of "Other Income" under Tax Treaty with Canada
Mar 29, 2016
Canadian 2016 Budget Tabled Including Several BEPS-Related Measures
Mar 24, 2016
Mauritius Publishes Update on Tax Treaty/TIEA Negotiations Status
Mar 15, 2016
Canadian Appeals Court Overturns Tax Court's Disallowance of Interest Deductions for Intragroup Loan
Mar 11, 2016
New Brunswick Increasing Corporate Tax Rate and HST Rate in 2016
Mar 10, 2016
SSA between Quebec and Romania has Entered into Force
Mar 07, 2016
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Signed
Feb 11, 2016
Switzerland Signs Joint Declaration on Automatic Exchange of Information with Canada
Feb 08, 2016
Update - Tax Arrangement between Canada and Taiwan
Jan 22, 2016
Tax Agreement between Canada and Taiwan Signed
Jan 20, 2016
Canada Announces Proposed Cut in the 22% Personal Income Tax Rate to 20.5% and New Top Rate
Dec 09, 2015
SSA between Quebec and South Korea Signed
Dec 02, 2015
OECD Holds Inaugural Meeting for the BEPS Multilateral Instrument
Nov 12, 2015
OECD Publishes Final BEPS Package
Oct 06, 2015
Protocol to the Tax Treaty between Canada and Spain to Enter into Force
Oct 01, 2015
Newfoundland and Labrador Increases HST Rate in 2016
Aug 14, 2015
Canada launches Consultation on Legislative Proposals for Measures Included in Economic Action Plan 2015
Aug 05, 2015
New Tax Treaty between Canada and New Zealand has Entered into Force
Jul 01, 2015
Canada's Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 Receives Royal Assent
Jun 30, 2015
TIEA between Canada and the Cook Islands Signed
Jun 22, 2015
Spain Approves Protocol to the Tax Treaty with Canada
Jun 10, 2015
OECD Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Information Signed by Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia and New Zealand
Jun 05, 2015
OECD Announces that Work on the BEPS Multilateral Instrument is Underway
Jun 02, 2015
Notice of Ways and Means Motion Tabled to Implement Canadian 2015 Budget Measures
May 05, 2015
Canadian 2015 Budget Delivered
Apr 22, 2015
SSA between Canada and India to Enter into Force
Apr 21, 2015
SSA between Canada and China Signed
Apr 07, 2015
Canada Publishes New Tax Folio Chapter on Interest Deductibility
Mar 18, 2015
Canadian Court Rules on Interest Deductions for Intragroup Loan
Mar 16, 2015
Canada to Extend Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for Flow-Through Shares
Mar 03, 2015
France Approves New SSA with Canada
Feb 27, 2015
Albania Provides Update on Current SSA Negotiations
Feb 13, 2015
Protocol to the Tax Treaty between Canada and the U.K. has Entered into Force
Dec 22, 2014
TIEA between Brunei and Canada to Enter into Force
Dec 05, 2014
SSA between Canada and Serbia has Entered into Force
Dec 02, 2014
Protocol to the Tax Treaty between Canada and Spain Signed
Nov 20, 2014
Tax Treaty between Canada and Taiwan to be Signed
Nov 18, 2014
Canadian Government Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Tax Measures
Oct 28, 2014
Revisions to the SSA between Austria and Canada Under Negotiation
Oct 08, 2014
FTA between Canada and South Korea Signed
Sep 25, 2014
Protocol to the 2012 Tax Treaty between Canada and New Zealand Signed
Sep 24, 2014
Canada Announces Payroll Tax Break For Small Businesses
Sep 15, 2014
Australian Court Rules that Payments Made by an Australian Software Distributor to a Canadian Licensor are Subject to Royalty Withholding Tax
Sep 12, 2014
Indian Court Rules that Payment for Intranet Portal Access is a Taxable Royalty
Sep 12, 2014
Canada Releases Draft Legislation Implementing Tax Measures Included in Economic Action Plan 2014
Sep 08, 2014
Mauritius Provides Update on Current Tax Treaty Negotiations
Aug 20, 2014
Canada Issues Q4 2014 Interest Rates for Over and Underpaid Tax
Aug 07, 2014
Brazil Ratifies Social Security Agreement with Canada
Jul 31, 2014
Protocol to the Tax Treaty between Canada and the U.K. Signed
Jul 22, 2014
Protocol to the Tax Treaty between the Netherlands and Canada Under Negotiation
Jul 21, 2014
TIEA between Canada and Uruguay has Entered Into Force
Jul 10, 2014
Uruguay Ratifies TIEA with Canada
Jun 25, 2014
TIEA between Canada and Burkina Faso to be Negotiated
Jun 24, 2014
New Filing Requirement for Canada's Section 156 Election for Supplies Made for No Consideration
Jun 04, 2014
Canada and Nigeria Sign IPA
May 15, 2014
Canadian Court Rules on the Use of Anti-Avoidance Rule to Deny Foreign Affiliate Status
Apr 25, 2014
Treaty Protocol Between Canada and Belgium Signed
Apr 07, 2014
Budget for 2014 – business income taxation
Feb 01, 2014
Budget for 2014 – international taxation
Feb 01, 2014
Draft legislation concerning taxation of Canadian banks with foreign affiliates released
Feb 01, 2014
Treaty between Canada and UK – Tax Court of Canada decides that individual resident in Canada and the United Kingdom, but not liable to UK tax, is subject to tax in Canada
Jan 01, 2014
Protocol to treaty between Canada and France enters into force
Jan 01, 2014
Protocol to treaty between Barbados and Canada enters into force
Dec 31, 2013
Protocol to treaty between Canada and Luxembourg enters into force
Dec 31, 2013
Draft legislative proposals implementing certain tax measures from Economic Action Plan 2013 released for consultation
Dec 02, 2013
Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 – introduced
Dec 02, 2013
Treaty between Canada and Poland enters into force
Dec 02, 2013
Tax agreement between Canada and Hong Kong enters into force
Dec 02, 2013
Proposed technical changes released addressing foreign affiliates and other provisions
Sep 16, 2013
New requirements announced for Canadians with offshore property and income
Sep 16, 2013
Protocol to treaty between Austria and Canada enters into force
Sep 16, 2013
Economic Action Plan 2013, Act No. 1 – passed by government
Jul 29, 2013
Budget for 2013 – Corporate taxation
May 06, 2013
Budget for 2013 – International taxation
May 06, 2013
Government releases draft legislative proposals concerning income tax rules applicable to Canadian banks with foreign affiliates
Feb 10, 2013
Tax agreement between Canada and Hong Kong signed
Feb 09, 2013
Draft legislative proposals introduced
Dec 02, 2012
Draft legislative proposals introduced
Dec 02, 2012
Government Releases for Consultation Draft Legislative Proposals Relating to the Income Tax Act and Regulations
Oct 14, 2012
Treaty between US and Canada – IRS releases competent authority agreement regarding application of Authorized OECD Approach (AOA)
Oct 14, 2012
Protocol to treaty between Singapore and Canada enters into force
Oct 14, 2012
Treaty between Canada and Colombia enters into force
Oct 14, 2012
Draft legislative proposals introduced
Sep 03, 2012
Amending exchange of letters between Canada and Switzerland signed
Sep 03, 2012
Treaty between Canada and Colombia enters into force
Sep 03, 2012
Protocol to treaty between Canada and Luxembourg – details
Sep 03, 2012
Treaty between Canada and Poland – details
Jul 25, 2012
Budget 2012 – Business taxation
Apr 17, 2012
Government highlights tax relief for 2012
Mar 04, 2012
Protocol to treaty between Switzerland and Canada enters into force
Feb 01, 2012
Treaty between Canada and Italy enters into force
Dec 22, 2011
Treaty between Canada and Turkey – details
Jul 27, 2011
Treaty between Canada and Turkey enters into force
Jun 21, 2011
Treaty between Canada and Greece enters into force
Feb 28, 2011
Treaty between Brazil and Canada, and between Brazil and Germany – Brazilian court decision on tax treaty treatment of remuneration of technical services
Aug 13, 2009
Budget for 2009 – business tax measures
Mar 16, 2009
Protocol between United States and Canada enters into force
Jan 23, 2009
Treaty between Canada and Colombia signed
Dec 24, 2008
Protocol to treaty between United States and Canada ratified
Nov 04, 2008
OECD released 2008 Model Tax Convention
Oct 07, 2008
Discussion draft on New Art. 7 of OECD Model – details
Aug 30, 2008
Fifth protocol to treaty between US and Canada – US Technical Explanation published
Aug 30, 2008
OECD Council approves 2008 Model Tax Convention
Aug 11, 2008
Legislative proposals released regarding remaining Budget 2008 tax measures
Aug 11, 2008
On 10 July 2008, the Minister of Finance indicated Canada's agreement with the US Treasury Department's technical explanation to the fifth protocol to the Canada-US tax treaty. Canada ratified the protocol on 14 December 2007, when Bill S-2 received Royal Assent.
Aug 11, 2008
Comments on draft contents of 2008 update to Model Tax Convention published
Jul 27, 2008
Treaty between Canada and the Netherlands – Tax Court of Canada Prévost decision on "beneficial owner" – details
Jul 27, 2008
Draft of 2008 Model Tax Convention – Proposed changes to Commentary to Art. 12 (definition of royalties)
Jun 21, 2008
Tax treaty between Canada and US – US Tax Court rules AMT FTC limitation prevails over treaty
Jun 21, 2008
Treaty between Canada and the Netherlands – Prévost decision on beneficial ownership
May 14, 2008
Protocol to US-Canada treaty referred to US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
May 14, 2008
Budget 2008
Apr 15, 2008
Protocol to treaty between US and Canada transmitted to US Senate for consent to ratify
Apr 15, 2008
OECD released discussion draft on transactional profit methods
Feb 08, 2008
Proposed technical amendments to clarify tax rules applicable to specified investment flow-through entities
Feb 08, 2008
Tax Executives Institute submits comments to US Treasury Department on new US-Canada protocol
Feb 08, 2008
Final Budget 2007 implementation Bill receives Royal Assent
Jan 16, 2008
Canada completes steps required to give effect to the fifth protocol to the Canada-US income tax treaty
Jan 16, 2008
Government unveils 2007 economic statement
Dec 03, 2007
Government releases draft legislation to implement remaining Budget 2007 tax measures
Nov 04, 2007
Fifth protocol to treaty between Canada and US – details
Nov 04, 2007
Treaty between Canada and Columbia – negotiations
Oct 01, 2007
OECD releases revised draft of Part IV (Insurance) of the Report on Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments
Sep 02, 2007
Treaty between Canada and Luxembourg – Canadian Federal Court of Appeal upholds Tax Court decision on non-applicability of general anti-avoidance rule to sale of shares
Jul 29, 2007
Implementation of key Budget 2007 measures
Jul 02, 2007
Anti-tax-haven initiative
Jun 18, 2007
Discussion draft on application and interpretation of non-discrimination article of OECD Model – details
Jun 18, 2007
Treaty between Canada and Greece – negotiations
Jun 18, 2007
Revised Commentary on Article 7 of OECD Model released
May 28, 2007
Treaty between Mexico and Canada ratified
May 28, 2007
Budget 2006 tax measures fully implemented
Apr 28, 2007
Budget 2007 highlights
Apr 28, 2007
Final Report on Improving the Resolution of Tax Treaty Disputes
Mar 24, 2007
Report on Attribution of Profits to PEs released
Feb 24, 2007
Treaty between Canada and Korea (Rep.) enters into force
Feb 24, 2007
Treaty between Finland and Canada enters into force
Feb 24, 2007
Finland ratifies treaty between Finland and Canada
Jan 15, 2007
Treaties with the United States and Canada considered
Jan 15, 2007
Treaty between Canada and Malaysia – negotiations to start
Dec 17, 2006
Treaty between Mexico and Canada – details
Nov 12, 2006
Amendment to treaty between China (People's Rep.) and Canada
Oct 14, 2006
Treaty between Korea (Rep.) and Canada signed
Oct 14, 2006
Proposed legislation to eliminate double taxation of dividends paid by large Canadian corporations to Canadian individual shareholders
Sep 12, 2006
Treaty between Finland and Canada – details
Sep 12, 2006
Budget 2006 highlights
Jun 14, 2006
French Guideline on treaty treatment of Canadian mutual funds in securities published
Feb 19, 2006
The Competent Authorities of Canada and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) setting out the principles, guidelines and procedures to be followed in resolving factual disagreements in mutual agreement cases under the 1980 US-Canada income tax treaty. The MOU was signed on 23 December 2005 and follows the MOU signed on 3 June 2005 that formalized the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) for resolving cases of double taxation under the treaty. It also follows the announcement by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on 8 December 2005 that they had reached agreement on procedures for resolving factual disputes in the MAP process.
Feb 19, 2006
Tax Court finds anti-avoidance rules not violated
Dec 06, 2005
Tax Court of Canada applies tie-breaker rules in CanadaKorea (Rep.) tax treaty to determine residence status
Oct 16, 2005
The protocol, signed on 3 September 2002 to the France and Quebec income tax treaty (entente fiscale) of 1 September 1987, entered into force on 1 August 2005. The purpose of this protocol is to harmonize the France-Quebec treaty with the modifications made in the protocol signed on 30 November 1995 to the France-Canada treaty.
Oct 16, 2005
Revenue Agency releases transfer pricing memorandum on bundled transactions
Sep 21, 2005
As from 1 January 2006, the 2003 income tax treaty, signed on 8 October 2003, will replace the 1966 income tax treaty.
May 01, 2005
The new income and capital tax treaty between Canada and Romania, signed on 8 April 2004, entered into force on 31 December 2004. The new treaty generally applies from 1 January 2005.
Jan 19, 2005