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CBA National Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section

CBA Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section articles are published under the banner Sales Tax. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section’s editors.

Editors: Allan Gelkopf and Bhuvana Rai

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All that glitters is not gold

  • June 03, 2022
  • Robert G. Kreklewetz and Shahrukh Khowaja

Taxpayers are generally barred from public law remedies and the equitable restitutionary remedies against the Crown are available in only the most exceptional cases.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade

Sometimes it pays to be noxious

  • June 03, 2022
  • Greg Kanargelidis

Some special purpose garments can be imported on a duty-free basis.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade

NEW COMMODITY TAX MEASURES

  • May 10, 2022
  • Jean-Guillaume Shooner and Alexandra Iannarino

On April 7, 2022, the Government of Canada unveiled its 2022 federal budget and announced certain important commodity tax measures. Budget 2022 includes proposed amendments to past proposals, as well as some completely new rules.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade

IMPORTING INTO CANADA

  • May 10, 2022
  • Greg Kanargelidis

The CBSA has been developing new tools to actively target importers and import transactions involving suspected or known non-compliance. The new tools are effective as of January 1, 2022 and so importers may start to receive “TANs,” “CVLs” or “DCLs” that require action.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade

Online sellers as tax collectors

  • May 02, 2022
  • Zvi Halpern-Shavim and David Lam

British Columbia proposes new PST rules for online marketplace facilitators.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade

Taxing the rich

  • May 02, 2022
  • Héléna Gagné and Alan Kenigsberg

Draft select luxury items tax legislation is released, with a start date of September 1, 2022.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade

Death knell for resisting RFIs?

  • March 14, 2022
  • Rob Kreklewetz & Stuart Clark

Resisting CRA attempts to gain access to information is not a good idea.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade

CBSA issues verification targets for 2022

  • January 31, 2022
  • Greg Kanargelidis

A review of best practices to help importers know in advance the types of issues the CBSA will be targeting in their customs audits each year.

Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade