CPA Canada tax update: What’s new

Stay on top of CPA Canada’s tax advocacy work, news and information with our quarterly update.

Tax blogs

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Tax responsibility: Tax advisors’ crucial role
Corporations that use aggressive tax-planning practices can put their earnings and brands at risk, and investors are taking notice. As a tax advisor, what’s your role when it comes to tax responsibility?

CRA e-services: What’s new, what’s needed?
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is bringing more services and data online, making tax compliance simpler and easier for tax preparers and their clients. What new services are in the works? What are your priorities?

New Form T1135: What’s changed?
The CRA’s new version of Form T1135 for reporting foreign property is now available. Find out what’s new.

2016 federal budget

CPA Canada’s 2016 federal budget brief
CPA Canada offers insights and views on measures announced in the new Liberal government’s federal budget on March 22, 2016.

Professional news

Flat tax: The ultimate in simplicity?
How do we reduce complexity in the tax system? Some think a flat tax is the answer. But is it really? Or is this more a matter of “be careful what you wish for”?

Innovation nation: The power of SR&ED in Canada
Canada is becoming a formidable leader in global markets for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED). Learn how the SR&ED tax incentive program helps support the commercial viability and impact of organizations across the country.

CRA – CPA Alberta roundtable highlights
Each year, CRA officials answer questions from Alberta CPAs on income tax and GST/HST issues. Find out what topics were clarified at the 2015 roundtable event.

Tax thought leadership roundup (Winter 2016)
Keep up with the latest thinking on tax from CPAs in Canada with our regular roundup of tax-related alerts, articles, white papers and thought leadership releases.

Tax conferences and webinars

Lifelong learning in tax
View our tax PD catalogue to boost your knowledge and keep your career moving forward with CPA Canada’s unparalleled options for professional development in tax.

In-depth tax course (registration for Year 1 opens July 6, 2016)
Canada’s leading and most comprehensive on-the-job tax training program. The program i s extensive and complete, and delivers the fundamental tax knowledge you need to kick-start a long and successful career as a tax professional.

Commodity tax symposium (October 24-25, 2016)
Join Canada’s commodity tax community at the longest-running commodity tax event in Canada. The Symposium will address critical issues to HST, GST, PST, QST and Customs and Trade. Attend the conference in Toronto or attend virtually.

Income tax for personal services businesses
More individuals and sole proprietors in Canada are choosing to incorporate. Find out if your newly formed corporation qualifies as a PSB and how that can impact your tax situation.

Practitioner’s pulse webinar (March 2016)
This session discusses personal tax planning and return preparation, in addition to the 2015 annual improvements to ASPE, practice inspection results related to audit engagements, and a framework to tackle cognitive bias.

CRA e-services: What’s new
This on-demand webinar features useful information about new technology enhancements from the CRA that affect practitioners preparing personal tax returns, including improvements introduced for 2015.

Scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) webinar
Hear from leading SR&ED experts from the CRA and public practice.

Find out more about taxation at CPA Canada

Highlights

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You’re in the eye of the storm amid a swirl of slips, forms and receipts. Chart your way through tax-time turbulence with these updates and resources.