A recent technical interpretation issued by the Canada Revenue Agency, Technical Interpretation 2011-0393411E5, provides that under Article XV of the Canada-U.S. Income Tax Convention, that after 2008, when a U.S. resident employee of a Canadian resident corporation acquires shares of the corporation on the exercise of employee stock options, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would disallow that the income from the taxable amount would qualify for exemption from Canadian income tax under the Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty, even if the employer was not present in Canada for more than 183 days.
Under 116 of The Canadian Income Tax Act (“CITA”), non-residents who dispose of certain taxable Canadian property, aka “Canadian Taxable Property”, must notify the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) of the pending sale either prior to the disposition or within 10 days after the closing
In Henry Samueli et al v. Commissioner, 132 T.C. No. 4 (2011), the Tax Court, per Judge Kroupa’s opinion for the majority, in response to the petitioners and respondent (IRS) filing of cross motions for summary judgment in a consolidated proceeding, upheld the Service’s deficiencies in income tax for denying the taxpayers interest deductions claimed on the underlying “margin loans” used to acquire the securities, were disallowed on the basis the purported payments of “interest” were not made with respect to an actual debt
In 2009, the Employee Plans Unit of the IRS initiated a ROBS (rollovers for business startups) Compliance Project to monitor general compliance among ROBS plans.
Business owners, like most other baby boomers, will be retiring in large numbers in the next 10 to 15 years.