2018 Hot Topics in Tax
Considerations for Your Practice Structure, Billing Practices and Income
May 10, 2018

As a diligent practitioner, you’re vigilant about potential tax issues when advising clients on their legal matters. However, are you also taking the time to think about tax issues relating to your legal practice structure, billing practices, income and pension?

This session focuses on important tax issues that you need to consider in order to comply with legislative and ethical requirements. An experienced panel consisting of tax counsel, accountants and an actuary cover a wide range of issues, including:

  • Tax changes regarding work in progress (WIP) and the elimination of billed-basis accounting
  • GST/ HST and PST on fees rendered with focus on out of province clients and multi-provincial clients
  • Individual pension plans for incorporated lawyers
  • New rules regarding income splitting with family
  • Law firm partnership agreements and the tax effects of withdrawal from partnership
  • Re-partnering, retirement, self-sufficiency, and much, much more
  • Removing law corporation surpluses as capital gains
  • February 2018 Budget changes regarding reduction of small business tax rate for companies with passive income
Chair/ Presenter: Cy Fien, Fillmore Riley LLP


Johanna Caithness, Fillmore Riley LLP
Greg Gillis (Pension Actuary), Lawton Partners
Brian Janzen (Chartered Professional Accountant), Deloitte Canada
John Jeninga (Commodities Consultant and former Technical Analyst at CRA Rulings Division GST/ HST)

CPD hours: 3 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: $95.00 + GST = $99.75