Overview of Canadian tax and law

Learn the basics of Canada’s tax and commercial legal systems.

Event Details

Location and date:
Online On-Demand Event

If you are providing guidance to clients on income tax matters, Canada’s tax and legal systems have touch points you need to keep in mind.

This course provides an overview of both systems. The tax portion of the course explains the objectives and the structure of the Canadian tax system, outlining sources of income, allowable deductions and the general scheme for determining income for tax purposes.

The law portion of the course will bring you up to speed on the tools and concepts lawyers use in commercial transactions. After an introduction to how Canada’s commercial legal system works, the course takes a deeper dive into the topic of contract law and looks at special forms of contracts.

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15 CPD hour(s)
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You will learn about:

  • who must pay tax in Canada
  • different sources of income
  • allowable deductions to arrive at taxable income for individuals and corporations
  • rules for computing business income for income tax purposes
  • capital cost allowance
  • the government’s fiscal policy on saving for retirement
  • income tax consequences for Canadians who immigrate to or emigrate from Canada
  • income tax consequences for non-residents who earn income in Canada
  • the power of Canadian courts to make and interpret legal rules
  • the nature of the Canadian Constitution
  • sources of law and the court system
  • tort law and professional liability
  • contract law
  • contractual terms
  • the Sale of Goods Act
  • insurance and employment contracts
  • debtors and creditors

Who should attend?

  • income tax planners
  • consultants

More Details:

Session Descriptions

Overview of Canadian Tax
• Module 1: Concept of income
• Module 2: Employment income
• Module 3: Business income
• Quiz 1 Tax
• Module 4: Property income
• Module 5: Other income and deductions
• Module 6: Capital gains and losses
• Quiz 2 Tax
• Module 7: Taxable income and tax payable – Individuals
• Module 8: Taxable income and tax payable – Corporations
• Module 9: International taxation
• Quiz 3 Tax

Overview of Canadian Law
• Module 1: The Canadian legal system
• Module 2: Tort law and professional liability
• Module 3: Contract law
• Module 4: Contractual terms
• Quiz 1 Law
• Module 5: Sale of Goods Act
• Module 6: Insurance and employment contracts
• Module 7: Debtors and creditors
• Module 8: Business relationships
• Quiz 2 Law


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Tel: 1-800-268-3793
Email: customerservice@cpacanada.ca