Bloomberg Tax
May 26, 2023, 4:51 PMUpdated: May 26, 2023, 8:50 PM

Canadian Investment Firm Loses $48 Million Tax Avoidance Case (2)

James Munson
James Munson
Freelance Correspondent

An investment firm broke anti-avoidance rules by trying to circumvent restrictions on the transfer of losses and tax attributes between companies, Canada’s top court ruled Friday.

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal from Deans Knight Income Corp. over a Federal Court of Appeal ruling in August 2021 after concluding the firm restructured itself to gain a tax benefit prohibited by the Income Tax Act.

The top court’s ruling blocks Deans Knight from claiming C$64.7 million ($47.5 million) in losses and tax attributes that the company had claimed between 2009 and ...

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