IRS Eliminates Form 3520 Reporting for Canadian RESPs RDSPs and Certain Other Foreign Trusts

Received this notice from ‘THE BRUNTON, STRACHAN & KHAN CPA FIRM, CHARTERED, 4710 NW BOCA RATON BLVD., SUITE #101, BOCA RATON, FL 33431’U.S. citizens and residents1 are generally required to file IRS Form 3520 to report their ownership of, or transactions with, foreign trusts2. The potential penalty for noncompliance is the greater of US $10,000, 35% of the amount contributed to, or distributed from,…

Canada Revenue Agency announces maximum pensionable earnings for 2020

The maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2020 will be $58,700—up from $57,400 in 2019. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada. Contributors who earn more than $58,700 in 2020 are not required…

2019 Alberta Budget

Please find following the tax changes, not only in the recent budget, but all the changes since the election in May 2019: Overview Since taking office in May 2019, government has delivered on its commitment to reduce the tax burden on Albertans and Alberta businesses by repealing the carbon tax and cutting corporate tax rates…

Interest rates for the fourth calendar quarter

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Income tax The interest rate charged on overdue…

Canada: Alberta Court Of Appeal Confirms That Directors May Be Held Personally Liable For Injuries Sustained In A Workplace Incident

Last Updated: May 7 2019Article by Cristina WendelDentons The Alberta Court of Appeal recently revisited the question of directors’ personal liability for injuries sustained in a workplace incident. In this case, the defendant was a director of a company which was retained as a subcontractor to perform work in a new home construction. The work included…

Interest rates for the first calendar quarter

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced today the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts owed by the CRA to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019. Income tax The interest rate charged on…