taxes

Lawyer Judith Charbonneau. Lia Crowe photographer

Rising to the challenge

Whether it’s tax law or a marathon, Judith Charbonneau Kaplan is up to the task

  • Nov 18, 2022

 

Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Top Canadian corporations paid $30 billion less in taxes in 2021 than would be expected, according to a new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Advocacy group calls out corporate ‘tax avoidance,’ cites billions lost in new report

Canadians for Tax Fairness found average $13.5 billion shortfall in tax revenues before pandemic

 

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Shakira to stand trial on tax fraud charges in Spain

Shakira has been ordered to stand trial on 2018 allegations the pop…

 

A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. The federal government’s newly announced inflation relief for low-income Canadians through the goods and services tax rebate stacks up as better policy than some of the cash payments issued by provinces, economists say.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Temporary boost to GST rebate appropriate amid high inflation: economists

Analyst says a permanent change in how indexation is calculated is necessary

A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. The federal government’s newly announced inflation relief for low-income Canadians through the goods and services tax rebate stacks up as better policy than some of the cash payments issued by provinces, economists say.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski

Luxury tax on Canada’s super-rich could hit green cars: experts

Measure could hit some electric and hybrid vehicles, such as certain Teslas

An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski
B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).

B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax set to expand to parts of Vancouver Island by 2023

The tax will now be used in North Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Lions Bay and Squamish

B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

B.C. new car dealers seek taxation relief

Provincial, pending federal taxes called double-tax for consumers

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Canadian dollars (loonies) are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. A new study says a basic income program would help alleviate poverty in Canada but could also put the fiscal sustainability and labour supply of some provinces at risk.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Basic income would ease poverty, put sustainability, labour supply at risk: study

Funding such a program would likely require increasing taxes or cutting government spending

Canadian dollars (loonies) are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. A new study says a basic income program would help alleviate poverty in Canada but could also put the fiscal sustainability and labour supply of some provinces at risk.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: Langley letter writer lays out the ‘dry’ background of Canadian economics

Groundwork for current inflation laid in decades past, letter writer says

  • Jun 15, 2022
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MP Rob Anders comments on being defeated by Ron Liepert during the Calgary Signal Hill federal Conservative nomination, in Calgary on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

‘Very relieved’: Crown stays tax evasion charges against former Calgary MP Rob Anders

Anders first elected as a Reform MP in 1997 and was a co-founder of the Conservative Party of Canada

MP Rob Anders comments on being defeated by Ron Liepert during the Calgary Signal Hill federal Conservative nomination, in Calgary on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Small business owners are feeling the pinch from inflationary pressures and taxes. (Black Press File Photo)

B.C. small business owners worried about tax bills, inflation

A survey from Ownr found 31 per cent of small business owners are worried about their tax burden

Small business owners are feeling the pinch from inflationary pressures and taxes. (Black Press File Photo)
A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

QUIZ: The taxman cometh

As Canada’s income tax deadline nears, how much do you know about taxation?

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Hermes Michelini is one of the volunteers at Gateway of Hope helping the community of Langley receive free tax services. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Tax season a busy time for Langley non-profit volunteers

Income taxes for more than 130 filed this year so far by Gateway of Hope

Hermes Michelini is one of the volunteers at Gateway of Hope helping the community of Langley receive free tax services. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An autoworker is seen on the general assembly line producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s middle-aged, single parents, recent immigrants taxed harder for extra income

Federal study details workers whose extra earnings get dinged most by tax system

An autoworker is seen on the general assembly line producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek and Councillor Paul Albrecht tangled over a proposed tax 4.35 per cent increase at their Monday, March 7 meeting. (file)

VIDEO: After delay, Langley City council decides against postponing budget items to lower taxes

‘The longer we wait, the more it’s going to cost,” councillor says

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek and Councillor Paul Albrecht tangled over a proposed tax 4.35 per cent increase at their Monday, March 7 meeting. (file)
A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Another ‘unique’ tax-filing season opens in Canada amid pandemic challenges: CRA

CRA says it has not extended the tax filing deadline, which remains April 30 for most Canadians

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Langley City councillors Paul Albrecht, Gayle Martin and Nathan Pachal. A majority of council voted Monday, Feb. 7, to delay a decision on a proposed financial plan and tax increase. (File)

Langley City Council delays decision on tax increase

‘Just pump the brakes a little’ says councillor who proposed one month postponement

Langley City councillors Paul Albrecht, Gayle Martin and Nathan Pachal. A majority of council voted Monday, Feb. 7, to delay a decision on a proposed financial plan and tax increase. (File)
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LETTER: Langley letter writer wants government to stop wasting money on fearmongering

Local resident wants tax dollars spent on medical staff, new facilities and equipment

  • Dec 30, 2021
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A traffic jam on Highway One in Langley in 2020. (Drive BC)

WEB POLL: Higher taxes on gas-burning cars?

Should there be a financial penalty for those who continue to pump CO2 into the skies?

  • Oct 7, 2021
A traffic jam on Highway One in Langley in 2020. (Drive BC)
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is headquartered in Ottawa. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

LETTER: Langley resident argues super rich should pay their fair share

Politicians should not be giving handouts to the ultra-wealthy, local woman says

  • Sep 6, 2021
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is headquartered in Ottawa. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)