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April 4, 2017

Doing Business in the “New” America – A Bigger Opportunity Now, More Than Ever
Ron Joyce Centre, Degroote School of Business, Burlington Ontario, Canada

Cadesky Tax is an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce of Canada (“Amcham Canada”). Dean Smith, a former Chair of the Tax Committee, will be taking part on April 4th, in an event entitled “Doing Business in the “New” America – A Bigger Opportunity Now, More Than Ever” where he will discuss various U.S. tax issues that companies need to consider as they expand into the U.S. market place. Additional speakers will discuss, immigration, Homeland Security and How the Halton Economic Region may be of assistance.

May 19, 2016

Request made to Improve Fairness for Taxpayers with Special Needs

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) continues to make it increasingly difficult for Canadians with disabilities to access a modest tax credit that means a great deal to people with marginal incomes. "In this area our tax administration is unfair, inefficient and not accountable to anyone," says tax accountant Peter Weissman. "We are concerned about CRA’s disregard not only for its own policies and procedures designed to protect the interests of the taxpayer but also numerous Tax Court of Canada rulings that have provided guidance as far as interpreting the legislative intent of the Income Tax Act."

November 13, 2015

Towards greater fairness in taxation: international tax advisory bodies present Model Taxpayer Charter

Today (13 November 2015), three international professional bodies of tax advisers representing more than 500,000 tax advisers worldwide presented their joint proposal for a Model Taxpayer Charter.

June 8, 2015

Canada-U.S. Tax Planning for Individuals (Selected Tax Issues)

Canadian tax system comparison, Canadian persons with U.S. beneficiaries, U.S. persons with Canadian beneficiaries, Canadians holding U.S. situs assets, U.S. persons holding Canadian assets, Canadians moving to U.S., U.S. persons moving to Canada, U.S. citizens living in Canada.

Feb 9, 2015

T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement

As of February 9, 2015, individual taxpayers will be able to file this form electronically for the 2014 tax year. The CRA will make electronic filing of Form T1135 available for corporations and partnerships in the future and will announce when the service becomes available.


November 22, 2016

U.S. Canada Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning

Join Dean Smith from Cadesky Tax and other presenters for an informative and interactive breakfast seminar on Tuesday November 22, 2016. They will discuss foreign account tax compliance, including, FATCA and FBAR required by US persons living in Canada, various methods to surrender U.S. Citizenship and tax & estate planning issues for Canadians who own U.S. real estate and investments. Presenters include: Adam Cappelli, lawyer, certified specialist in estates & trusts law, Cambridge LLP Burlington; Dean Smith, CPA, CA, Cadesky Tax, Toronto; Charles Telford and Eileen Martin, U.S. lawyers, Barclay, Damon LLP, Toronto & New York.

Firm News

September 2014

Michael Peggs will be presenting on strategic transfer pricing issues connected with outbound investments from Asia, and on current Canadian transfer pricing cases at TPA Global Event Singapore – Developing a Tax Risk Management Strategy – Asia Focus on September 29, 2014

June 2014

Peter Weissman recently spoke to a group of Assante Advisors on the topic of “Your Client and U.S. Tax Exposure”

June 2014

Peter Weissman recently spoke to members of the Conference for Advanced life Underwriting (CALU) at their annual meeting in Ottawa on the topic of – Changing Tax Rates: Impact on Life Insurance and Planning.