After VisiCalc revolutionized accounting in the 70s, AI is the next big breakthrough

June 22, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

40 years ago, a $99 piece of software transformed the accounting profession. VisiCalc, developed by Harvard business student Dan Bricklin, was the first affordable and interactive electronic spreadsheet.

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How AI is helping small and medium-sized law firms stay ahead of the curve

June 15, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

According to the Federation of Law Societies Canada, in 2016, there were 8,360 small and medium-sized law firms in Canada.

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Supercharging the law: What the era of artificial intelligence means for lawyers

April 9, 2018 | Daniel Beaudin-Hall

In 2018, it seems like every week an article is published on advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and the drastic social and economic changes it’s expected to bring. From the rise of voice-activated home assistants to algorithms that can...

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From Dusty Tomes to Artificial Intelligence: The History and Future of Legal Research

March 13, 2018 | Monica Layarda

This week's post looks at the evolution of legal research and its inextricable connection to advances in technology. 

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Introducing Tax Foresight's Interest Deductibility Navigator 

February 26, 2018 | Ann Velez

Introducing Tax Foresight’s Interest Deductibility Navigator

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Introducing our CCPC Status Navigator

February 26, 2018 | Seth Lim

This week’s post profiles Tax Foresight’s recently released CCPC Status Navigator, which determines whether a corporation is a Canadian-controlled private corporation (“CCPC”) for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (the “Act”).

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Recent Case Engages Two Tax Foresight Classifiers: Real Estate and Gross Negligence

February 26, 2018 | Divna Stojanovic

A recent case, DaCosta v. The Queen, 2017 TCC 234 (“DaCosta”), demonstrates how Tax Foresight can be used to analyze multiple issues within a fact scenario. The case concerned gains on the sale of two condos purchased pre-construction and sold...

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How does inducement affect notice owed to a dismissed employee?

December 22, 2017 | Hannah Brennen

Consider the following situation. You dismiss a 46-year-old employee who has been in your service for less than 4 years. You aggressively recruited him from a competitor, where he had worked for over 20 years. He relocated to take the position...

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How does employee health affect reasonable notice awards?

December 18, 2017 | Divna Stojanovic

Employers cannot be expected to predict how an employee’s health may be affected by a dismissal, but employers should account for an employee’s health condition when determining the appropriate amount of notice due upon dismissal. Employment...

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Birchcliff returns to the TCC: GAAR applied again

December 15, 2017 | Christine Hunter

On November 24, 2017, the Tax Court of Canada rendered its judgment in Birchcliff Energy Ltd. v. The Queen (TCC), 2017 TCC 234 ("Birchcliff"), holding that the GAAR was applicable to a series of transactions in which Birchcliff amalgamated with...

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