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Michael Hassar is building a broad legal practice in taxation. His practice focuses on domestic and international income tax planning as well as commodity tax matters.

Over his legal studies, Michael worked in the area of tax policy at the Ontario Ministry of Finance where he assisted legal counsel in making federal and provincial tax legislation recommendations to ensure tax base integrity. Michael was also very involved in his community at law school, contributing as co-president of the Business Law Society, director of business and development for the Faculty of Law Review, and as a mentor and an executive member of the Peer Mentorship Program.




Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
JDUniversity of Toronto
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)Queen’s University

Insights (5 Posts)

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Remote Working Arrangements: Tax Planning & Pitfalls

Discussion of tax considerations related to remote working arrangements such as appropriate payroll withholding rates and permanent establishment issues.

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Feb 8, 2022
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Oral Agreements Worth More Than the Paper They’re Written On

The Federal Court recently ruled that taxpayers may be required to disclose descriptions of records that should have been kept, including oral contracts.

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Oct 4, 2021
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Budget 2021: Extension of Wage & Rent Subsidies

Budget 2021 proposes the extension of both the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”).

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Apr 23, 2021
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CRA Simplifies Process for Deducting Work from Home Expenses

The CRA has announced two new permitted approaches for employers to claim deductions in respect of home office expenses incurred in 2020.

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Dec 22, 2020
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Quebec Government Mandates Disclosure of Nominee Agreements

The Quebec Government has mandated disclosure of nominee agreements and disclosures must be filed beginning December 23, 2020.

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Dec 3, 2020