Tax Planning Full Day Webinar

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6 Oct 2020, 10:00 AM

7.5 CPD hours


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Course Description

1. Update on the CRA Administrative Policies and Tax Rulings (10:05 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.)

    Speaker: Vitaly Timokhov, LL.B., LL.M. (NYU, Taxation) of TaxChambers LLP

2. The CRA Appeals Process Demystified (11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.) 

    Speakers: Duane Milot, LL.B. and Igor Kastelyanets, J.D. of Milot Law

3.  A Guide to Will and Estate Planning (12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

This presentation will review the basics of estate planning and the critical importance for both you and your clients. It will enhance your knowledge on strategies to mitigate estate taxes, probate and family conflict.

    Speaker: Chris Stuchberry, CIM, FCSI and Alison Forster, CFP, TEP of Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc. and Bernard Buschke, J.D. of Cummings Cooper Schusheim Berliner LLP

4. Tax Issues with Losses, and Loss Consolidation Strategies in a Closely-Held Corporate Group (1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.)

    Speaker: Kyle Lamothe, J.D. of Thorsteinssons LLP

5.Tax Disputes During and Post Pandemic (2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.)

With the slow return of CRA employees and the reopening of the Tax Court, there are short term and long term implications as a result of pandemic in regards to tax disputes. Understandably, many are concerned about when their tax dispute will be resolve in light of the backlog.

To help you with assisting your clients, Christine Ashton (a partner and lawyer with Wilson Vukelich LLP) will address:

  • the current timelines for the scheduling and addressing tax appeals in the Tax Court
  • the recently announced fast-track settlement conference Tax Court program
  • disputed tax collection considerations during the pandemic
  • tax dispute settlement considerations during the pandemic

    Speaker: Christine Ashton, LL.B. of Wilson Vukelich LLP

6. Current Tax Cases (3:25 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.)

    Speaker: Robin MacKnight, LL.B., LL.M. of Wilson Vukelich LLP

7. Tax Planning Ideas – Making the most out of a difficult situation (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

    Speaker: Stephanie Jindal, CPA, MTax of SBLR LLP

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, sponsorship or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225.

Course Walkthrough

  • Vitaly Timokhov's Presentation
  • CEWS Audit Sample Letter
  • Vitaly Timokhov's Recording
  • Duane Milot's and Igor Kastelyanets' Presentation
  • Duane Milot's and Igor Kastelyanets' Recording
  • Chris Stuchberry's, Alison Forster's and Bernard Buschke's Presentations
  • Chris Stuchberry's, Alison Forster's and Bernard Buschke's Recording
  • Kyle Lamothe's Presentation
  • Kyle Lamothe's Recording
  • Christine Ashton's Presentation
  • Christine Ashton's Recording
  • Robin MacKnight's Presentation
  • Robin MacKnight's Recording
  • Stephanie Jindal's Presentation
  • Stephanie Jindal's Recording
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About the Instructor(s)

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Christine Ashton

Christine is a partner with Wilson Vukelich LLP, a full service firm in Markham and a leader in business and tax law. Christine’s practice is devoted to the areas of labour and employment law, tax litigation and related litigation. 

In regards to her labour and employment law practice, Christine represents unionized and non-unionized employers in all aspects of labour and employment law. Christine is thoroughly versed in issues surrounding the employment relationship from hiring, discipline, compensation, performance management, workplace health and safety, human rights, through to termination.

In regards to her tax litigation practice, Christine represents individuals and corporations in their disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. Christine works with accountants to successfully represent clients at the objection stage, at the appeal stage before the Tax Court of Canada, on applications for judicial review before the Federal Court, on rectification applications, for remission orders, and in regards to requests for taxpayer relief. Christine is particularly focused on positively resolving business related tax disputes, such as the improper assessment of independent contractors as employees, the denial of valid business expense claims, shareholder benefit assessments, and director assessments.

Christine is an active member of various committees, boards, and associations, including acting as the 2018 President of the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade. Christine regularly moderates and speaks at events, including those held by the Ontario Bar Association, the Professional Engineers Ontario, the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade, and the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. 


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Bernard Buschke

  • Advises clients on corporate, tax and estate solutions
  • Executes tax-efficient structures for successions, purchases and sales of private businesses

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Alison Forster

Alison Forster, CFP®, TEP, Senior Financial Planner

  • Delivers holistic financial planning advise to clients
  • Supports wealth advisors in their wealth management practices

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Stephanie Jindal

Senior tax manager at SBLR LLP who specializes in corporate restructurings and estate planning.

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Igor Kastelyanets

Igor Kastelyanets was called to the bar in Ontario in 2014 and has substantial experience in the field of taxation.  Igor has appeared at the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. He is a member of the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education Committee.

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Kyle Lamothe

Kyle’s practice focuses on Canadian tax planning for businesses, individuals, and trusts, with a particular emphasison owner-managed businesses, cross-border issues, high net worth families, and professionals. He advises on all aspects of domestic and international tax law, including corporate structuring and reorganizations, private wealth and estate planning, business succession planning, immigration/emigration, purchase and sale transactions, and structuring professional groups.

Kyle takes pride in providing practical solutions that are tax-efficient, communicated in a clear, straightforward manner. As a specialist, he frequently collaborates with clients’ existing advisors to deliver integrated plans that meet the client’s unique needs and priorities.

Kyle is a frequent speaker and author on tax topics for the Canadian Tax Foundation, Law Society of Ontario, Ontario Bar Association, Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario, and other organizations. He is a current member of the Programming Committee for the Ontario Tax Conference and a former member of the CTF Toronto Young Practitioners Steering Committee.

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Robin MacKnight

Prior to joining Wilson Vukelich LLP, Robin was the Executive Director of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Prior to that, he was a partner of a national law firm.

Robin has been a teacher for his entire career. He teaches in the graduate program at Osgoode Hall Law School, was one of the original faculty of the University of Waterloo Master of Tax program where he was the thesis supervisor and taught an emerging issues course for 10 years, and has taught at Queen's University Law School, the Harvard Law School International Tax Program, the University of Calgary law school and the bar admission courses in Ontario and Alberta. He has developed and taught courses for CRA auditors. He is a frequent writer and speaker for continuing education programs sponsored by domestic and international professional organizations, including the Canadian, Ontario, American and International Bar Associations, the Canadian Tax Foundation, STEP, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the International Fiscal Association and the OECD.

Robin has served on several advisory committees to the CRA and industry associations. He was a director of STEP Canada for over ten years and is now a member of STEP's Worldwide Council and its Public Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Trust Quarterly Reviews, published by STEP and The Association of Corporate Trustees. In November 2015, he was awarded a Founders Award by STEP Worldwide for services to the STEP organization in Canada and abroad.

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Duane Milot

Duane has been advising individuals, small businesses and multi-national entities on a variety of tax issues since his call to the Ontario Bar in 2003.

After gaining close to 9 years of experience working for large Bay Street law firms, Duane opened his own tax boutique firm in 2011 where he is able to provide quality tax advice, at reasonable rates.

During his career, he has been involved in some of the most complicated and high profile transactions in Canada, and participated in several ground-breaking tax litigation cases.  Having been trained and mentored by some of Canada’s best lawyers, he brings a unique perspective and varied experience to his practice.

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Chris Stuchberry

Chris Stuchberry, CIM, FCSI, Portfolio Manager

  • Builds custom portfolio management and wealth solutions for Canadians
  • Provides market content for BNN

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Vitaly Timokhov

Vitaly Timokhov is a partner at TaxChambers LLP. Vitaly practises exclusively in Canadian federal income taxation, with an emphasis on corporate taxation, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and cross-border taxation. Vitaly is admitted to practice law in Ontario, Alberta, and the State of New York. He has presented extensively on various issues concerning Canadian income taxation in the US and Canada at various venues, including the Canadian Tax Foundation, Federated Press, and American Bar Association.  Vitaly is a member of Executive Committee of the International Tax Committee of the American Bar Association. Vitaly also is a principal author and Canadian editor of the Tax Advisor's Guide to the Canada - U.S. Tax Treaty, a two-volume treatise on international taxation published by Carswell Thomson and now available at TaxNetPro.

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