CPA Canada’s tax update: What’s new

Keep up with CPA Canada’s tax news, insights and offerings with this at-a-glance round-up.

TAX BLOGS

Tax and charities: Opportunity for input

CPAs who volunteer or work with Canadian charities can encounter complex tax issues that are unique to the sector. Now CPAs have a new route for raising these issues with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Tax filing traps for not-for-profits

Many not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) overlook their tax reporting obligations — and face steep penalties as a result. Tell us about tax issues you’ve seen that NPOs should know about.

CRA's helpline: What works, and not?

Need answers from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to serve your clients? Your first hurdle might be figuring out which CRA telephone service to call, or where to go online for answers.

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

Finance considers fixes for trust taxation

The Minister of National Revenue has considered CPA Canada’s call to simplify Form T1135 reporting. Find out how she responded to three key recommendations to ease the burden for taxpayers and their advisers.

Efiling mandatory, CRA reminds preparers

Tax preparers across Canada are getting reminders from the Canada Revenue Agency about their obligations to efile the personal tax returns they prepare. It’s all part of the CRA’s strategy to boost compliance.

Guindon case raises tax ethics issues

The Supreme Court case about third-party penalties for tax fraud (Guindon) highlights important ethical concerns for tax advisors. Find out why CPA Canada felt compelled to intervene.

In-Depth tax course's year 3 project winners

CPA Canada recognizes nine students in the In-Depth Tax Course for their outstanding Year 3 Projects.

Catching up with in-depth tax grads

We caught up with some of the grads from the In-Depth Tax Course to find out why they chose the program, what they learned and where they plan to take their new know-how.

Tax thought leadership round-up: Fall 2015

Keep up with the latest thinking on tax from CPAs in Canada with our latest round-up of new tax-related alerts, articles, white papers and thought leadership releases.

TAX CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS


Commodity tax symposium west: March 7-9, 2016

Join us at Western Canada's largest indirect tax conference, focusing on the most important indirect tax issues facing Western Canadian businesses. Our symposium features general and concurrent sessions, as well as an optional workshop.

Scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED): March 3-4, 2016

CPA Canada’s SR&ED Symposium provides exceptional value to innovative firms and SR&ED advisors. Our insightful sessions and panel discussions will provide the latest updates and analysis to help maximize SR&ED cash refunds and tax credits.

Scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) webinar: February 18, 2016

Hear from leading SR&ED experts from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and public practice.

Personal tax update 2015/16: February 11, 2016

Find out what you need to know about 2015/2016 updates to personal federal income tax.

Corporate tax update 2015/16

Stay informed on how to minimize Canadian corporate tax exposure with our online federal corporate tax update.

Taxation of trusts complex topics part 1

Gain an understanding of trust fundamentals and basic taxation of trusts.

Taxation of trusts complex topics part 2

Learn about the end of the trust, specifically, the 21-year deemed disposition rule.

Practitioner's pulse webinar

Learn about practice inspection results related to ASPE financial statement presentation, the testing of journal entries, an update on current tax events, and the identification of fraud risk factors in smaller clients.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TAXATION AT CPA CANADA


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