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Weekly tax highlights

2011

December 22, 2011
- Pre-budget consultation report released
Copthorne — Supreme Court of Canada upholds lower courts’ decisions and applies the GAAR
- The HST and pension plans — Canadian Indirect Tax News
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Extension for filing corporate partnership alignment elections
- The CRA’s letter campaign initiative to begin shortly
- Entry into force of new protocol to treaty with Switzerland
- TIEA update: Jersey, the Isle of Man and Guernsey
- Prescribed federal and Quebec interest rates are unchanged
- Deloitte’s World Tax Advisor
- This is the last edition of Weekly Tax Highlights

December 15, 2011
- Changes in BC and Quebec — Canadian Indirect Tax News
- Changes to the CPP contribution rules for working seniors
- Pooled registered pension plans — draft tax legislation
- Prescribed interest rates for Ontario are unchanged
- Tax treaty negotiations with Israel
- December 22 - the final edition of Weekly Tax Highlights

December 8, 2011
- Top 10 year-end tips for global mobility and assignment professionals
- New protocol to treaty with Singapore
- Entry into force of the TIEA between Canada and the Turks and Caicos Islands
- 2.8% indexation adjustment for personal income tax and benefit amounts in 2012

December 1, 2011
- Taxpayer relief deadline is December 31, 2011
- EI and QPIP premiums for 2012
- Entry into force of tax treaty between Canada and Italy
- The Fiscal Monitor – budgetary deficit of $13.2 billion for the period of April to September 2011

November 24, 2011
- TIEA update: Bahamas, and St. Kitts and Nevis
- Prohibited Investment Rules – impact on investment funds
- Ontario’s Speech from the Throne and Fall Economic Outlook focus on jobs, economy
- Pooled Registered Pension Plans – Tabling of Bill C-25

November 17, 2011
- New protocol to treaty with Barbados
- Annual indexation of CPP, QPP and pension contributions
- Quebec tax incentives – new Act respecting the sectoral parameters of certain fiscal measures

November 10, 2011
- Canada signs updated international agreement to help combat tax evasion
- Deloitte brings productivity message to the Government
- Consultation on employee profit sharing plans – Deloitte’s comments
- New social security agreements with Romania and Macedonia
- Federal government delivers Update on Economic and Fiscal Projections

November 3, 2011
- Deloitte comments on draft foreign affiliate rules
- Comments invited from stakeholders on RDSPs
- Quebec: changes to the tax credit for green vehicles and the refundable R&D tax credit
- The Fiscal Monitor – budgetary deficit of $10.7 billion for the period of April to August 2011

October 27, 2011
- Budget 2012: Deloitte’s tax policy vision for Canada
- TIEA update – Aruba and San Marino
- Lump sum amounts received in lieu of health and dental coverage: confirmation of the CRA’s position
- Pooled Registered Pension Plans – Update from the Department of Finance

October 20, 2011
- Shaping the future of Canadian innovation: the Jenkins panel report
- Join us for a live webcast: the Jenkins panel report and the future of innovation in Canada
- Entry into force of the TIEA between Canada and Anguilla
- OECD discussion paper on the definition of permanent establishment

October 13, 2011
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 How does the Canadian R&D tax regime compare?
- Entry into force of the TIEA between Canada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines 
- Reminder from the CRA: mandatory e-filing for prescribed corporations
- The CRA exceeds its service standards in processing SR&ED claims

October 6, 2011
- Harmonization of the QST regime
- Minister of Finance introduces Bill C-13 to implement 2011 Budget
- The Fiscal Monitor – budgetary deficit of $7.1 billion for the period of April to July 2011

September 29, 2011
- The CRA reveals SR&ED review guidelines
- The CRA seeks input on five SR&ED policy documents
- B.C. Jobs Plan features enhanced business tax incentives
- White House releases draft statutory language on growth plan
- Prescribed interest rates for Quebec and Ontario are unchanged

September 22, 2011
- Our recommendations for Federal Budget 2012 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance;
- Deloitte’s World Tax Advisor

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