At a Glance

First Term
Credits
4
Hours
4

Enrolment

Maximum
100
95 JD
5 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

M: 2:10 - 4:00
W: 2:10 - 4:00
Instructor(s): Benjamin Alarie

Students taking this course cannot take Canadian Income Tax Law (LAW284H1S)with Jeffrey Shafer

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard prior to the start of school to obtain course information.

Income taxes account for a large proportion of government revenues in Canada. This course examines the structure and function of the Income Tax Act and addresses a number of the social and economic policies implicit in its current form. Early lectures will focus on the purposes of taxation, the social and economic role of the income tax, the key structural features of Canada’s income tax, the interpretation of tax legislation, and judicial and statutory responses to tax avoidance. The remainder of the course will canvass the taxation of different categories of economic gains and, including income and losses from office, employment, business and property, and capital gains and losses. The course aims to introduce the legislative, judicial and administrative aspects of Canadian income tax law.

Evaluation
three hour open-book exam (85%), taxwiki.ca participation (15%).