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Cross Border Business Income Tax Issues Raised by COVID

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Cross Border Business and Coronavirus - COVID

Cross Border Business Income Tax Issues Raised by COVID

On May 19, 2020, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) released guidance on international income tax issues raised by the COVID-19 crisis and travel restrictions. The exemptions and exceptions may provide some relief to businesses impacted by COVID, and apply March 16 through June 29, 2020; the CRA may extend them if needed or rescind them if no longer required. These exemptions may apply to taxpayers including international employers, expat or cross border employees, non-resident sellers of Canadian Real Estate and foreign corporations with Canadian Directors.

The CRA international income tax guidance covers:

  • Income Tax Residency - corporations and individuals
  • Carrying on business in Canada/permanent establishment
  • Cross-border employment income
  • Waiver Requests – Payments to non-residents for services provided in Canada
  • Disposition of taxable Canadian property by non-residents of Canada

The CRA will consider whether a particular tax issue has arisen as the result of Canada's travel restrictions on a case-by-case basis.

How Can Ackah Law Help Your Business Thrive?

If you have questions about cross border business, international travel or immigration applications during the coronavirus restrictions or for post-lockdown business, contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email contact@ackahlaw.com.




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I have had the pleasure of working with Evelyn Ackah on various immigration, LMIA, permanent residency and border issues for the past seven years. Evelyn and her team are the ultimate resources for any employer seeking to navigate the ever changing legal climate in a timely and professional manner. Evelyn’s wealth of knowledge, experience and industry connections coupled with her ability to simplify complex legal processes have made her my ‘go-to’ resource for all issues pertaining to business immigration.

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