Fundamentals of Canadian Income Tax, Volume 1: Personal Tax

Vern Krishna

November 2014
Thomson Reuters
ISBN: 978-0-7798-6406-5

Abstract:

Get the essential principles and concepts of income tax with this easy-to-read text that includes full citations of legal authorities along with practical tips and examples of how the provisions of the Income Tax Act fit together. Completely re-written to reflect all tax legislative changes since the 2009 edition, it includes numerous measures from the 2014 Federal Budget, revised federal and provincial tax rates and is updated to incorporate significant case law from the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Written in an easy-to-read format, it has been cited and quoted by the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Tax Court of Canada. All the information needed in the personal taxation field is contained in this portable book, written by a well-respected lawyer with an extensive academic background as a law professor. Also included is commentary from the author and selected bibliographies from authoritative figures in the tax world. Tax law evolves annually with new budgets that introduce new concepts and an increasing volume of case law. In recent years, there has been a significant shift, both in statutory and case law, in the method of interpreting the Income Tax Act. This text captures all of the significant changes in tax law, including statutory provisions, case law and the administrative practices of the Canada Revenue Agency. There have also been several major cases in the Supreme Court which are introduced in this text. The author incorporates superlative finding tools: a detailed Table of Contents, a Table of Cases cited and a complete Topical Index. Most importantly Professor Krishna provides a comprehensive topical bibliography following every chapter to facilitate further research.

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About the Author:

Vern Krishna joined Faculty of Common Law in 1981 and teaches taxation, business law and corporate finance. Krishna is a graduate (B.Com.) of the University of Manchester (UK) in economics and business; he holds an M.B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Alberta; and he obtained an LL.M. from Harvard University and a Diploma in Comparative Law from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Ontario Bar and is Of Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Krishna is a member of the Order of Canada (2004).  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (1989) by the Government of Canada, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1992), and a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants of Canada (1989). He received a LL.D. from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2004 and the 125th Canada Medal (1993) from the Governor General of Canada. Krishna has been active in both of his professions – law and accounting. He has been a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1990 and served as its elected head [Treasurer] from 2001 to 2003. He was elected President of the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario in 1995. Krishna is the author of twelve texts in tax, international tax, and business law (see sidebar "Books") and numerous articles and case comments. His writings are frequently cited by the Supreme Court of Canada (see below). He served as a Commissioner on the Ontario Securities Commission from 1995 to 1998 and was a Visiting Scholar in International Tax at Harvard Law School from 1998 to 1999.

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