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Don’t Get Caught by Canada’s Patent Novelty Grace-Period

The key difference between Canada and other jurisdictions like the United States when relying on the grace-period for inventor disclosures.

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Shifting Gears – Canada to Consider New Motor Vehicle Equipment Regulations to Help Prevent Auto Theft

Transport Canada announces plan to update safety standards to combat auto theft.

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Budget 2024: Legislative Changes of Note for Investment Funds

In Budget 2024, the Government acknowledges that the restrictions placed on the property that may be held by registered plans have become unduly complex.

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Budget 2024: Clean Energy Incentives and Resource Sector Measures

Budget 2024 prioritizes Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy and contains several measures aimed at facilitating that ongoing transition.

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Budget 2024: Synthetic Equity Arrangement Restrictions Tightened

Budget 2024 proposes to tighten the “synthetic equity arrangement” anti-avoidance rule by eliminating the no “tax-indifferent investor” exception.

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Budget 2024: Increases in the Taxation of Capital Gains

Budget 2024 proposes to significantly change how capital gains are taxed under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Budget 2024: Expanded Relief for Non-Resident Service Providers

Budget 2024 will expand the circumstances under which relief may be granted from withholdings on payments made to non-residents that render services in Canada.

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Budget 2024: Government Audit Powers to be Significantly Enhanced

The Government has proposed to significantly expand the audit powers of the CRA and heighten the consequences of not complying with requests made by the CRA.

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Budget 2024: New Measures Addressing Bonus Tax Depreciation and Crypto-Assets

Budget 2024 announced new measures to accelerate tax depreciation as well as certain measures applicable to crypto-asset investments.