Valovic – Tax Court of Canada finds that shareholders’ services were not consideration for dividends received by them for s. 160 purposes

An electrician and his spouse provided their services as electrician and administrator to their equally-owned corporation, and received dividends and salary. In rejecting their submission that, for s. 160 purposes, the annual dividends were paid for equivalent consideration, being a portion of their services, Monaghan J noted that decisions of the FCA/TCC “accepted and endorsed the view expressed in Neuman that dividends relate to shareholding and rejected the argument that there was consideration for the dividends.”

Neal Armstrong. Summary of Valovic v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 101 under s. 160(1)(e)(i).