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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


Court confirms that religious charities must actively promote a religion
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 28 2014

Earlier this month, the Federal Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether the Minister of National Revenue (the "Minister") had erred in


Can a political purpose also be a charitable purpose? Perspectives on the impact of Re Greenpeace of New Zealand Inc. in Canada
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

A number of Canadian charities have recently come under scrutiny by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding their charitable status. In Canada, a


Court criticises CRA for delaying assessment of donation shelter donations
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2013

In a recent case, the Federal Court confirmed that the CRA is obliged to examine and assess a tax return with "all due dispatch" even if the taxpayer


Prescient Foundation v. M.N.R.
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2013

On May 1, 2013 the Federal Court of Appeal delivered its judgement in Prescient Foundation v. M.N.R.: 2013 FCA 120. The judgement was delivered by Mr


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


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


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


Claiming the Clergy Residence Deduction - CRA and the Courts Provide Further Guidance
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 3 2016

Where an individual is determinably a member of the clergy, a regular minister of a religious denomination, or a member of a religious order, and is