TaxMatters@EY - March 2013

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Tax Alerts — Canada

  • Northwest Territories budget 2013–14
    2013 Issue No. 3
    Northwest Territories Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger tabled the territory’s fiscal 2013–14 budget on 7 February 2013.
  • OECD issues report on base erosion and profit shifting
    2013 Issue No. 4
    On 12 February, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the initial report in its project on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), which outlines key issues and calls for the development of a global action plan to address BEPS.
  • G20 welcomes OECD report on base erosion and profit shifting
    2013 Issue No. 5
    The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met in Moscow on 15 and 16 February 2013 to discuss global economic challenges, including international taxation. At the meeting, the G20 ministers announced their support for the OECD report on base erosion and profit shifting, which was released on 12 February.
  • British Columbia budget 2013–14
    2013 Issue No. 6
    BC Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled the province’s fiscal 2013–14 budget on 19 February 2013.
  • Nunavut budget 2013–14
    2013 Issue No. 7
    Nunavut Finance Minister Keith Peterson tabled the territory’s fiscal 2013-14 budget on 27 February 2013.

Publications and articles

Exceptional magazine: January–June 2013
Along with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, entrepreneurs and business leaders featured in this edition include Arne Sorenson of Marriott, Marco Stefanini of Brazil’s Stefanini IT Solutions, Tinker Hatfield of Nike, and family business leaders Vinita Gupta of Lupin Pharmaceuticals and Catharina Cramer of Warsteiner. In addition, you’ll find articles on excelling in a slow-growth economy, tackling consumer products challenges, taking a company public and optimizing a board of directors.

T Magazine Issue 10: Tax risk a key issue for the boardroom
This issue highlights the increased focus on tax risk and controversy and how companies are identifying and managing these risks. You can also go interactive with our T Magazine app.

Managing your personal taxes 2012–13: a Canadian perspective
Available in English and French editions, our popular and helpful annual guide offers tips, strategies and suggestions to help you achieve the following goals:

  • Understanding your tax situation
  • Reducing your income tax
  • Benefiting from government incentives
  • Executing tax-effective investment strategies
  • Thinking about your future

Our special feature this year is the Canadian chapter from our International Estate and Inheritance Tax Guide.


Business immigration alerts and updates
For the latest information on Canadian and US business immigration issues from Egan LLP, a business immigration law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP in Canada, visit

Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Our Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation connects and informs entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes as they progress on their growth journey.

Online tax calculators and rates
Frequently referred to in financial planning columns, this popular feature on lets you compare the combined federal and provincial 2012 personal tax bill in each province and territory. The site also includes an RRSP savings calculator and personal tax rates and credits for all income levels. Our corporate tax-planning tools include federal and provincial tax rates for small-business rate income, manufacturing and processing rate income, general rate income and investment income.

Tax counsel and litigation
For news and thought leadership from Couzin Taylor LLP, a tax law boutique allied with Ernst & Young LLP in Canada, visit


EY’s Guide to Preparing 2012 Personal Tax Returns EY’s Guide to Preparing 2012 Personal Tax Returns
Editors: Maureen De Lisser, Gena Katz, Gael Melville and Yves Plante

This is the guide busy tax professionals rely on for quick answers, practical examples, and relevant reference materials when preparing tax returns. The guide contains everything you need in one searchable collection with full coverage of the latest tax measures. Available as an internet collection or PDF e-book.