42: Tax Law (Katy Pitch) - April 10, 2019

Just in time for the CRA filings, we’re speaking about the ins and outs of taxation rules with tax lawyer, Katy Pitch.

Topics: considerations for paying employees in cryptocurrencies; rules about passive investment income; and claiming solicitor-client privilege for non-legal documents.

Full Episode (31.08) Download

1. Paying Employees in Cryptocurrencies and Tax Law (9:25) Download

– Guide for cryptocurrency users and tax professionals (CRA)
“Cryptocurrencies and Tax: Five Things Every Canadian Needs to Know” (Dec. 12, 2017)
“Cryptocurrency: The CRA Breaks its Silence” (Mar. 13, 2019)


2. Passive Investment Income for Professional Corporations (11:46) Download
 “Is This The End of Professional Corporations? Three Things Everyone Needs to Know About The Latest Comments From Finance Minister Morneau” (Oct. 18, 2017)
– “2018 Canadian Federal Budget: Three Things Everyone Needs to Know” (Feb. 28, 2018)

3. Checking Your (Solicitor-Client) Privilege on Non-Legal Documents (9:16) Download

– Canada (National Revenue) v. Atlas Tube Canada ULC, 2018 FC 1086

About the Guest:

Katy Pitch is a partner in the Tax Practice of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP.

Her practice focuses on all areas of domestic and cross-border corporate income tax law (both public and private), including mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and reorganizations, banking transactions, the taxation of mining companies, investment and hedge funds, private equity and executive compensation.

In her taxation of executive compensation practice, Katy is involved in all aspects of the design and implementation of tax efficient executive compensation plans for public and private companies including equity and non-equity based incentive compensation arrangements.

Katy also frequently advises companies and investment funds on the taxation issues surrounding the digital economy initiatives, including FinTech and Blockchain. She is a regular speaker and writer on the taxation of cryptocurrency.

Katy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association. She is currently a member of the taxation law section of the Ontario Bar Association and an editor of Thomson Reuters’ Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement Journal.

In 2018, Katy spoke at the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH) conference on the topic of, Avoiding Cross-Border Pitfalls for Technology Companies. Katy was also honoured with a 2018 Lexpert Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 award.

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