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FCA dismisses appeal of revocation of charity status
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • August 4 2015

In Public Television Association of Quebec v. M.N.R. (2015 FCA 170), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by the Public Television


Can Canadian courts turn to religious documents in a religious dispute?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 14 2015

You will want to know about the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Pankerichan v Djokic, if you are part of a religious community which is


Court rules in case involving director’s liability for income tax and other amounts
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

The Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Act") provides that directors of a corporation, including a not-for-profit corporation, are liable for income tax


U.K. Charity Commission decision in the Human Dignity Trust overturned implications of the decision
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

A decision of the UK First-Tier Tribunal (Charity) has been released that will be of interest to charities in Canada, particularly those engaged in


Court strikes down another leveraged donation plan
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • October 9 2012

In the recent case of Kossow v. the Queen (2012 TCC 325), the Tax Court of Canada examined another so-called “leveraged donation plan”, and relied on a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision to deny the tax benefit claimed by the donor


Charitable gift donation credit to a non-qualified donee is not a Charter Right
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 10 2013

Have you ever wondered whether claiming a tax deduction for a charitable gift to a non-qualified donee is a Charter Right? The Tax Court of Canada


Third party penalties in Income Tax Act do not attract Charter protection: Supreme Court of Canada affirms Federal Court of Appeal decision in Guindon v. Canada
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 14 2015

On July 31, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Guindon v. Canada. At issue was whether the third party penalties in section


Donations to U.S. charities by residents of Quebec: Court of Quebec rules that the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention not applicable
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 27 2015

On May 19, 2015, the Court of Quebec released its judgment in Emballages Starflex Inc. v. Agence du Revenu du Québec in which the court held that for


Federal Court of Appeal denies registration to news organization
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 25 2011

In June, the Federal Court issued its decision in News To You Canada v. Minister of National Revenue in which it denied the organization’s appeal of the Canada Revenue Agency’s refusal to register it as a charitable organization


Recent decision highlights importance of proper receipting
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 25 2011

The recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada in Oloya v. R. highlights the pitfalls that can occur when insufficient attention is paid to the form and content of donation receipts issued to donors