Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure)

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Section 6

Subsection 6(1)

Paragraph 6(1)(h)

Cases

Canada v. Ngai, 2019 FCA 181

After noting a cryptic Crown pleading that essentially only referred to the provisions relied upon, Webb JA stated (at paras. 29-30):

Simply...

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Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 254 - Subsection 254(2) - Paragraph 254(2)(g) co-purchasing aunt of the nephew occupant could not claim the rebate 441
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Agency rebate could not be claimed by an agent 89

Section 8

Cases

Dilalla v. Canada, 2020 FCA 39

The appellant brought a motion for leave to bring a motion for an order striking the respondent’s Reply pleading, more than two years after all...

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Section 12

Cases

The Queen v. Carew, 92 DTC 6608, [1993] 1 CTC 1 (FCA)

The Crown served its reply to the taxpayer's notice of appeal on the 60th day required by Rule 44(1) but, due to an unexplained failure of the...

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Section 16.1

Subsection 16.1(1)

See Also

Shell Canada Limited v. The Queen, 2022 TCC 39

The taxpayer (Shell) realized a capital loss on its disposition of its interest in a partnership (“SCU”) to Canadian subsidiaries of...

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Silver Wheaton Corp. v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 170

In 2016, Silver Wheaton appealed reassessments for Cdn.$353M made pursuant to s. 247(2), and reached a settlement on Dec. 13, 2018. Almost all...

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Section 16.2

Subsection 16.2(2)

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Stewart v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 75, rev'd on TCCA s. 16.2/no abuse of process grounds 2019 FCA 235

CRA issued Notices of Determination to deny losses of a limited partnership (TSI). Both TSI and its partners launched appeals to the Tax Court....

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 152 - Subsection 152(1.7) partners were not necessarily precluded under the s. 152(1.7) “binding” rule from arguing that a partnership determination of loss was statute-barred 207
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Abuse of Process abuse of process for partners to raise arguments that could have been raised by their partnership prior to its filing a discontinuance 325

Section 29

Cases

International Hi-Tech Industries Inc. v. The Queen, 2014 TCC 198

Prior to its bankruptcy, the appellant granted a general security agreement ("GSA") to its holding body corporate and related companies as...

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Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 266 - Subsection 266(2) secured creditors able to bring claim for ITCs of bankrupt 277
Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 301 - Subsection 301(1.1) secured creditors able to bring claim for ITCs of bankrupt 277

Section 30

Subsection 30(2)

Cases

Canada v. BCS Group Business Services Inc., 2020 FCA 205

In Masa Sushi, Graham J found that a corporation could not appear “in person” in a General Procedure matter and had to appear through counsel,...

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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Act - Section 17.1 - Subsection 17.1(1) a corporation must be represented by counsel in General Procedure appeals 281

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Sutlej Foods Inc. v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 20

The corporate Appellant and three individual Appellants applied to be represented in their respective appeals by their accountant, rather than...

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BCS Group Business Services Inc. v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 120

The appellant brought a motion pursuant to Rule 30(2) of the Tax Court of Canada (General Procedure) Rules (the “Rules”) to have its sole...

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Words and Phrases
in person
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Tax Topics - General Concepts - Stare Decisis prior decision not followed 54

Masa Sushi Japanese Restaurant Inc. v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 239

Two individuals and two corporations of which they were shareholders brought motions to be represented by a non-lawyer who was not an officer or...

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appear in person
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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Act - Section 17.1 - Subsection 17.1(1) s. 17.1 does not contemplate representation of a corporation by other than counsel 122

Section 31

Subsection 31(2)

See Also

Woessner v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 124

The taxpayer invested in what CRA viewed as a software tax shelter scheme that was developed and promoted by, inter alia, a Calgary law firm, Shea...

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Section 49

Subsection 49(1)

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Hillcore Financial Corporation v. The King, 2023 TCC 71

Before striking the Reply of the Crown in its entirety (but with leave to the Crown to file a fresh Reply that complied with the Rules), Lafleur J...

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Goldman v. The Queen, 2021 TCC 13

Graham J concluded his reasons by stating:

Paragraphs 49(1)(a) to (c) … require that a reply to a notice of appeal state the facts in the notice...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 160 - Subsection 160(1) s. 160(1) did not apply to a transfer to an individual qua trustee of a valid oral trust 483
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - 101-110 - Section 104 - Subsection 104(2) trustee had no liability for application of s. 160(1) to transfer to the trust, absent s. 159(3) 215
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 159 - Subsection 159(3) CRA could have assessed taxpayer qua trustee, for the s. 160(1) liability of her trust arising on its settlement, under s. 159(3) given the distribution of the corpus without a certificate 193
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - 101-110 - Section 104 - Subsection 104(1) oral instructions, before her death, by mother to daughter re application of the proceeds of her RRSP gave rise to a trust 208

Section 53

Cases

AgraCity Ltd v. Canada, 2016 DTC 5006 [at 6525], 2015 FCA 288

The taxpayer (“AgraCity”) was wholly-owned by Jason Mann. A Barbados corporation ("NewAgco-Barbados") was wholly-owned by a second...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 247 - New - Subsection 247(2) boundary between ss. 247(2)(a) and (b) is unresolved/inconsistent assessments of related taxpayers 389
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 152 - Subsection 152(1) inconsistent assessments of related taxpayers 180
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 82 inconsistent assessments of related taxpayers 307

AgraCity Ltd. v. The Queen, docket 2014-1537

In her Reply, the Minister alleged that a Barbados corporation ("NewAgco") which did not deal at arm's length with the taxpayer, took over a...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 163 - Subsection 163(2) Reply must explain specific bases on which a penalty was imposed 268
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 247 - New - Subsection 247(2) factual allegation that foreign affiliate did nothing was fatal to ss. 247(2)(a) and (c) pleadings but not ss. 247(2)(b) and (d) 230

Subsection 53(1)

See Also

Hillcore Financial Corporation v. The King, 2023 TCC 71

Before striking the Reply of the Crown in its entirety pursuant to Rule 53(1) (but with leave to the Crown to file a fresh Reply that complied...

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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 49 - Subsection 49(1) Reply struck for extensive deficiencies including admitting or denying facts that not been pleaded and stating assumptions of mixed fact and law (e.g., sham, or non-arm’s length) 175

Paragraph 53(1)(a)

Cases

Canada v. Preston, 2023 FCA 178

The Tax Court ordered that “assumptions of fact” pleaded by the Crown in its Reply should be struck out and moved to the reasons part of the...

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Tax Topics - General Concepts - Onus assumptions of mixed fact and law were not prejudicial to the taxpayer – and an FMV assumption instead is factual 267

Paragraph 53(1)(c)

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Adboss, Ltd. v. The King, 2022 TCC 125

The Minister’s reply, to the taxpayer’s appeal of an assessment of it to deny zero-rating of taxable supplies made by it to Lowfroc...

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Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Schedules - Schedule VI - Part V - Section 7 residence of corporate recipient determined by location of its central management and control 219

Morissette v. The Queen, 2019 CCI 103

In order to avoid having CRA assess his corporation for Part III tax on an allegedly excessive capital dividend paid to him, the taxpayer agreed...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 184 - Subsection 184(3) validity of taxable dividend arising from s. 184(3) election appears to depend on Part III assessment first having been made 442

Section 54

Cases

Canada v. Pomeroy Acquireco Ltd., 2021 FCA 187

The taxpayer opposed a proposed amendment by the Crown (after the close of discoveries and two months before trial) to its pleadings to raise an...

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Burlington Resources Finance Company v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 32

Burlington, a Nova Scotia ULC, borrowed approximately U.S.$3 billion in 2001 and 2002 by issuing notes that were guaranteed by its non-resident...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 247 - New - Subsection 247(2) - Paragraph 247(2)(a) Crown abandons its position that s. 247(2)(c) applied to reduce guarantee fees paid by a ULC to its non-resident parent 180
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 132 in context, no formal admission made - and any admission could be withdrawn in the interests of justice 555

Pietrovito v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 119

Due to a clerical error by a liaison between the taxpayer and his counsel, counsel was only instructed to prepare a Notice of Appeal for Year 1...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 169 - Subsection 169(1) taxpayer could not correct a clear error in appealing only one of the two taxation years in dispute 312
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 167 - Subsection 167(5) - Paragraph 167(5)(a) time period not suspended where taxpayer reasonably believed appeal had been filed 357

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Chad v. The Queen, 2022 TCC 18

The taxpayer, which had appealed reasssessments of foreign-currency straddle trades (the “Chad I” appeal), had brought a motion in January...

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Tax Topics - General Concepts - Window Dressing sham is deceitful misrepresentation of a transaction’s nature, whereas window dressing is deceptively making the facts look better 145

Section 58

Subsection 58(1)

See Also

Matthew Macisaac Consulting Inc. v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 44

The Minister reassessed most of the taxation years for 2005 to 2014 taxation years, with only the 2012 to 2014 taxation years being within the...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 152 - Subsection 152(4) - Paragraph 152(4)(a) - Subparagraph 152(4)(a)(i) meaning of misrepresentation in French and English versions is prima facie different 375

Subsection 58(2)

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632738 Alberta Ltd. v. Canada, 2021 FCA 43

The taxpayer was a member of a limited partnership (Action LP) that held most of the interest in a subsidiary partnership (Thompson GP). Before...

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McCartie v. Canada, 2020 FCA 18

The unrepresented appellant appealed the determination by the Tax Court that four questions that he had sought to have determined under Rule 58,...

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Section 82

Cases

AgraCity Ltd v. Canada, 2016 DTC 5006 [at 6525], 2015 FCA 288

A Barbados corporation reported substantial profits from the sale of a herbicide to Canadian farmers, and deducted amounts paid to a non-arm’s...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 247 - New - Subsection 247(2) boundary between ss. 247(2)(a) and (b) is unresolved/inconsistent assessments of related taxpayers 389
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 53 inconsistent assessments of related taxpayers 240
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 152 - Subsection 152(1) inconsistent assessments of related taxpayers 180

Subsection 82(1)

See Also

Gaudreau v. The King, 2023 CCI 115

The taxpayer was assessed under s. 84(2) regarding his sale of his interest in an insurance company (RBP) that was structured as a hybrid sale...

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Tax Topics - General Concepts - Solicitor-Client Privilege no accountant-client privilege 304

Subsection 82(2)

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. The Queen, 2015 DTC 1235 [at 1551], 2015 TCC 280

Issues in the appeal of the taxpayer respecting whether it could deduct a payment of Cdn.$2.9 billion made to settle actions against it in...

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Tax Topics - General Concepts - Solicitor-Client Privilege internal investigations severable and also not legally supervised/no implied waiver by stating that position informed by legal advice/no partial waiver where no prejudice/no litigation privilege re previously completed civil suit/no privilege for commissioned 3rd party report re damages/common interest privilege re other bank defendants 498
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 84 metadata insufficient description for non-email documents 190
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 95 - Subsection 95(1) other law suits not potentially relevant comparators 178
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 86 - Subsection 86(1) no extensive discovery of auditor without following Rule 86 164

Section 83

Subsection 83(1)

See Also

Coopers Park Real Estate Development Corporation v. The Queen, 2022 TCC 82

Regarding whether the taxpayer, who had been assessed under s. 245(2) to deny the carryforward of losses and credits, was entitled to discovery of...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 245 - Subsection 245(4) CRA legal analysis in support of the policy relied upon in GAAR assessment is discoverable 307

Section 84

Cases

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. The Queen, 2015 DTC 1235 [at 1551], 2015 TCC 280

The taxpayer provided a list of 21,000 documents, prepared using metadata.

Some are only described as “Word document,” “Powerpoint...

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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 82 - Subsection 82(2) scope of discovery and of settlement privilege 551
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Solicitor-Client Privilege internal investigations severable and also not legally supervised/no implied waiver by stating that position informed by legal advice/no partial waiver where no prejudice/no litigation privilege re previously completed civil suit/no privilege for commissioned 3rd party report re damages/common interest privilege re other bank defendants 498
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 95 - Subsection 95(1) other law suits not potentially relevant comparators 178
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 86 - Subsection 86(1) no extensive discovery of auditor without following Rule 86 164

Section 86

See Also

Pastuch v. The Queen, 2022 TCC 36

The taxpayer appealed reassessments of her 2007, 2008 and 2009 taxation years whereby the Minister had added approximately $2.8M in shareholder...

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Tax Topics - General Concepts - Estoppel issue estoppel precluded reviewing compellability of documents from a Saskatchewan regulatory authority 129

Subsection 86(1)

Cases

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. The Queen, 2015 DTC 1235 [at 1551], 2015 TCC 280

On discovery of the taxpayer (“CIBC”) in its appeal respecting whether it could deduct a payment of Cdn.$2.9 billion made to settle actions...

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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 82 - Subsection 82(2) scope of discovery and of settlement privilege 551
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Solicitor-Client Privilege internal investigations severable and also not legally supervised/no implied waiver by stating that position informed by legal advice/no partial waiver where no prejudice/no litigation privilege re previously completed civil suit/no privilege for commissioned 3rd party report re damages/common interest privilege re other bank defendants 498
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 84 metadata insufficient description for non-email documents 190
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 95 - Subsection 95(1) other law suits not potentially relevant comparators 178

Section 89

Subsection 89(1)

Cases

Marine Atlantic Inc. v. The King, 2023 TCC 95

After finding that a CRA affidavit to which were attached 90 pages of documents could not be admitted because (contrary to Rule 89) the affidavit...

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Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 141.01 - Subsection 141.01(5) a registrant is not required to expand the information already in its possession in using an ITC allocation method 423
Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 141.01 - Subsection 141.01(2) Crown did not establish that an input tax credit methodology of a ferry company was unreasonable 296
Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 335 - Subsection 335(5) s. 335(5) does not establish that a CRA document is admissible in a hearing 325
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 244 - Subsection 244(9) s. 244(9) does not establish the admissibility of a CRA document 158

Paragraph 89(1)(a)

See Also

Scott v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 224

At the commencement of the trial, the Respondent requested leave to file, as contemplated by s. 244(9), an affidavit (the “Affidavit”) sworn...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - 101-110 - Section 107.1 - Paragraph 107.1(a) s. 107.1(a) in effect produced a rollover on cash distribution of mooted benefits 181
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 6 - Subsection 6(1) - Paragraph 6(1)(a) a distribution from a health and welfare trust to compensate for lost insurance coverage was not a taxable benefit as it did not come within s. 6(4) 316
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 56 - Subsection 56(1) - Paragraph 56(1)(a) - Subparagraph 56(1)(a)(iii) payment made as compensation for termination of monthly death benefits was paid, at the least, in lieu of a death benefit 249
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Stare Decisis Supreme Court obiter accorded deference 153
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 9 - Compensation Payments surrogatum principle references "why the compensatory amount was paid," and not confined to business receipts 207
Tax Topics - Statutory Interpretation - Specific v. General Provisions termination payment that did not come within s. 6(4) should be treated as excluded from s. 6(1)(a) 153
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 6 - Subsection 6(4) lump sum received as compensation for no longer benefiting from contributions to a group life insurance policy did not come within the terms of s. 6(4) 334

Paragraph 89(1)(b)

Cases

Tang v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 168

Before accepting translated documents that corroborated that much of the taxpayer’s alleged income under net worth assessments represented funds...

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Section 95

See Also

Burlington Resources Finance Company v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 144

The Minister disallowed in full the deduction by the taxpayer (“Burlington”) of guarantee fees, paid to its U.S. parent (“BRI) (which, in...

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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 107 - Subsection 107(1) practice of taking discovery questions “under advisement” should stop 199

Subsection 95(1)

Cases

Canada (National Revenue) v. Cameco Corporation, 2017 FC 763, aff'd 2019 FCA 67

Cameco appealed transfer-pricing assessments to the Tax Court. CRA then audited subsequent years, where essentially the same issues arose, and...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 231.1 - Subsection 231.1(1) - Paragraph 231.1(1)(d) s. 231.1(1)(d) does not accord CRA an unfettered right to interview taxpayer personnel 463
Tax Topics - Statutory Interpretation - Redundancy/reading in words presumption against tautology 71

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Choptiany v. The King, 2022 TCC 112

The three taxpayers had appealed the imposition of gross negligence penalties based on what Boyle J characterized as “nonsensical...

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MP Western Properties Inc. v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 82, aff'd sub nomine Madison Pacific Properties Inc. v. Canada, 2019 FCA 19

Predecessors of the appellants had been acquired for their losses in transactions where less than 50% of their voting shares, but more than 90% of...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 245 - Subsection 245(4) required production of all documents showing GAAR consultations 201

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. The Queen, 2015 DTC 1235 [at 1551], 2015 TCC 280

Issues in the appeal of the taxpayer respecting whether it could deduct a payment of Cdn.$2.9 billion made to settle actions against it in...

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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 82 - Subsection 82(2) scope of discovery and of settlement privilege 551
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Solicitor-Client Privilege internal investigations severable and also not legally supervised/no implied waiver by stating that position informed by legal advice/no partial waiver where no prejudice/no litigation privilege re previously completed civil suit/no privilege for commissioned 3rd party report re damages/common interest privilege re other bank defendants 498
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 84 metadata insufficient description for non-email documents 190
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 86 - Subsection 86(1) no extensive discovery of auditor without following Rule 86 164

Section 96

Subsection 96(1)

See Also

632738 Alberta Ltd. v. The King, 2023 TCC 117

The taxpayer was assessed under s. 103(1). The individual wholly-owning it refused to answer questions posed on his examination for discovery,...

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Tax Topics - General Concepts - Purpose/Intention the taxpayer’s sole shareholder could field the queries as to the purpose of the taxpayer, which might equate to the reason for the transaction 255
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Solicitor-Client Privilege company could refuse to not disclose its reasons for engaging in transactions on grounds of privilege 318

Section 99

Subsection 99(2)

See Also

Teranet Inc. v. The Queen, 2016 TCC 42

As a result of a 2006 reorganization for the conversion of the Teranet group to an income fund structure, the taxpayer became liable to its...

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Section 107

Subsection 107(1)

See Also

Burlington Resources Finance Company v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 144

CRA disallowed, in full, under s. 247(2)(a), the deduction by the taxpayer (“Burlington”) of guarantee fees paid to its U.S. parent. Justice...

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under advisement
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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 95 proportionality principle did not relieve of obligation to seach through scattered indexes for relevant documents 560

Section 116

Subsection 116(2)

Cases

CANADIAN WESTERN TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE OF THE FAREED AHAMED TFSA v. HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, 2020 FCA 213

The taxpayer, the trustee of a tax-free savings account (TFSA) which had been assessed on the basis that its trading activities constituted...

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Tax Topics - Statutory Interpretation - Hansard, explanatory notes, etc. Crown could not be compelled to explain an early Finance analysis of the TFSA proposals 336

Section 132

See Also

Burlington Resources Finance Company v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 32

Burlington, a Nova Scotia unlimited liability company, borrowed approximately U.S.$3 billion in 2001 and 2002 by issuing seven notes that were...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 247 - New - Subsection 247(2) - Paragraph 247(2)(a) Crown abandons its position that s. 247(2)(c) applied to reduce guarantee fees paid by a ULC to its non-resident parent 180
Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 54 amendment permitted in advance of trial to give effect to previously disclosed Crown position 307

Section 138

Subsection 138(1)

See Also

1378055 Ontario Limited v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 149

Sommerfeldt J found that counsel’s omission of invoices for one of the years in issue form the book of documents that he compiled was an...

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Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 169 - Subsection 169(1) - Element B - Paragraph (b) services respecting proposed development of a property did not constitute a use of the property 191
Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Regulations - Input Tax Credit Information (GST/HST) Regulations - Section 3 - Paragraph 3(c) - Subparagraph 3(c)(iii) statement of terms of payment was implied 186
Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Regulations - Input Tax Credit Information (GST/HST) Regulations - Section 3 - Paragraph 3(b) - Subparagraph 3(b)(i) failure to quote registration number was fatal 106
Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 141.01 - Subsection 141.01(2) oral testimony sufficient to determine allocation of invoice between prospective commercial development activity and current exempt residential rental activity 191
Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 169 - Subsection 169(1) - Element B - Paragraph (c) invoices allocated between commercial and exempt activities based on general oral testimony 155

Subsection 138(2)

Cases

Kim v. Canada, 2019 FCA 210

The taxpayer, who had claimed substantial fictitious business losses based on an unintelligible theory espoused by the “Fiscal Arbitrators”...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 163 - Subsection 163(3) Crown satisfied (and could, in any event, have satisfied) the s. 163(3) onus through the taxpayer’s own testimony 414

Section 140

Subsection 140(2)

Cases

Akanda Innovation Inc. v. The Queen, 2018 FCA 200

Akanda was reassessed to deny scientific research and experimental development expenditures in excess of $6 million and related investment tax...

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Section 145

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Kaul v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 55

One of the original art appraisers (Ms. Yeomans) in an art donation program (the “Artistic Program”) produced a Court Report in 2016, which...

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Words and Phrases
participant expert

Subsection 145(3)

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Gerbro Holdings Company v. Canada, 2016 TCC 173, briefly aff'd 2018 FCA 197

The report of the taxpayer's expert, which compared returns on Canadian and non-Canadian hedge funds in support of the commerciality of the...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 94.1 - Subsection 94.1(1) offshore hedge fund investments were chosen in the main for commercial reasons (e.g., manager reputation), so that s. 94.1 did not apply 361
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Onus no taxpayer burden to displace assumptions of mixed fact and law 71
Tax Topics - Statutory Interpretation - Hansard, explanatory notes, etc. Minister's statement was false 130

Section 146

Subsection 146(2)

Cases

Khanna v. Canada, 2022 FCA 84

The taxpayer conceded that she had unreported income from rental properties owned equally by her and her husband, but appealed the imposition of a...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 163 - Subsection 163(2) a gross negligence penalty could not be sustained where the trial was all about the taxpayer’s husband and she was ignored 301

Section 147

Subsection 147(1)

Cases

Mariano v. The Queen, 2016 TCC 161

16,000 donors participated during the 2004 and 2005 taxation years (and 27,000 up until 2014) in a leveraged donation program. The Crown was...

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Subsection 147(3)

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Canada v. Bowker, 2023 FCA 133

The taxpayer had a s. 163(2) penalty vacated in the Tax Court on the basis that her involvement in the false amended return filed by her was...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 162 - Subsection 162(7) - Paragraph 162(7)(b) s. 162(7)(b) did not apply where return was timely filed but negligently completed 342
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 220 - Subsection 220(3.1) s. 220(3.1) must be applied based on the taxpayer’s personal circumstances rather than to settle a case on a basis fundamentally at odds with the Minister’s view of the facts and law 255
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 152 - Subsection 152(1) Galway principle required that a case not be settled on a basis fundamentally at odds with the Minister’s view of the facts and law 340
Tax Topics - Statutory Interpretation - Noscitur a Sociis noscitur a sociis principle applied to limit a provision to matters not addressed in a sister provision 107
Tax Topics - General Concepts - Judicial Comity judicial comity would require the Court to justify its departure from the finding of another judge of the same court on the same question 67

SCDA (2005) Inc. v. Canada, 2017 FCA 177

Webb JA dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with respect to an enhanced costs award made by the Tax Court, stating (at paras 29 and 30):

One of the...

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Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 138 - Subsection 138(11.3) no deemed disposition under s. 138(11.3) in the 1st year a Canadian insurer carries on business in another country, so that no basis bump of $1.2B occurred 389

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Paletta Estate v. The Queen, 2021 TCC 41

The taxpayer was substantially successful in its appeals for eight taxation years of denials of around $49 million in net losses from “straddle...

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Univar Holdco Canada ULC v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 15

The taxpayer (“Univar”) was wholly successful in reversing, in the Federal Court of Appeal, a Tax Court decision that had confirmed the...

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Cameco Corporation v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 92

Owen J made a lump sum award for legal fees of Osler borne by Cameco in its successful appeal of transfer-pricing adjustments for its 2003, 2005...

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Loblaw Financial Holdings Inc. v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 263

The Minister prevailed in assessing the taxpayer for the realization of $473 million of foreign accrual property income (FAPI) between 2001 and...

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Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada v. The Queen, 2015 TCC 138

The Crown had made a settlement offer to the taxpayer under which the taxpayer would conced that it was not carrying on an insurance business in...

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new item

Paragraph 147(3)(j)

Cases

Jayco, Inc. v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 239

After substantial success in its appeal of a GST/HST assessment (in excess of its settlement offer), the appellant (“Jayco”), in its request...

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Tax Topics - Excise Tax Act - Section 315 - Subsection 315(3) only Federal Court has jurisdiction to review exercise of discretion under s. 315(3) 284

Subsection 147(3.1)

Cases

Bank of Montreal v. The Queen, 2021 TCC 3

A September 12, 2018 decision of the Tax Court (affirmed by the Court of Appeal) allowed the appeal of the taxpayer (“BMO”) from a GAAR...

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Daville Transport Inc. v. The Queen, 2022 TCC 5

The appellant, DTI claimed entitlement to substantial indemnity costs per Rule 147(3.1) on the basis that in its appeal, it had achieved greater...

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Hansen v. The Queen, 2021 TCC 39

At 2020 TCC 102, the Court determined that reassessments of sales of homes by the taxpayer and his wife in 2007, 2008 and 2009, to treat the gains...

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Subsection 147(7)

Cases

QUEEN V. JAMES S.A. MACDONALD, 2021 FCA 6

After the taxpayer’s success in MacDonald in the Tax Court, he secured an enhanced costs award from the Tax Court based on a settlement offer he...

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Tax Topics - General Concepts - Res Judicata res judicata applied to Crown attempt to enhance costs award when its appeal was allowed 317

Section 168

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Chao v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 202 (Informal Procedure)

Jorré DJ had dismissed an appeal in respect of employment expenses for 2010 of $1,149 claimed by the taxpayer and, on the basis that the...

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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 172 - Subsection 172(1) judgment issued based on a legally unsupportable concession of Crown counsel could not be varied 135

Section 172

Subsection 172(1)

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Chao v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 202 (Informal Procedure)

The taxpayer appealed the denial of employment expenses and a GST rebate. Crown counsel, on the basis that the taxpayer had now provided a...

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adjudicate
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Tax Topics - Other Legislation/Constitution - Federal - Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) - Section 168 judgment could not be amended to correct for a legal error 414