Canadian tax news

Your source for the latest Canadian tax news and updates on changing tax laws. Working collaboratively with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) we aim to bring clarity on pressing tax questions and tax updates.

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It’s been a busy year in the tax world, with ever changing tax legislation and administration to keep on top of. We’ve rounded up some key tax developments that practitioners should have on their radar as we enter the fall.

CPA Canada recognizes that the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) initial guidance, released on July 5th, did not address all our members questions regarding administration of the rules.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has released guidance on the mandatory disclosure rules (MDR). With the Joint Committee on Taxation, we have been working with the CRA to bring issues forward that require clarification regarding the administration of the MDR. In this initial guidance provided, the CRA addressed some of our identified issues, including our request for timely guidance. We will continue to collaborate with the CRA to bring forward issues in need of clarification, including recommendations on streamlining the reporting process.

On March 28, 2023, the federal government released the final legislation on expanded tax reporting requirements aimed at detecting and preventing inappropriate tax plans. Read our latest tax blog to know more about the final proposals, improvements and concerns that are still outstanding. We will be communicating issues and questions in respect of the new rules to the Canada Revenue Agency. Updates will also be provided as new information becomes available, so watch this page for developments. 

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently published some best practices for businesses and tax preparers making a Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit claim. To ensure an efficient process for claimants, the CRA also shares common errors seen in SR&ED claims. See the CRA’s website for further information.

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