Under the proposed Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines, firms will need to have end-investors complete new declaration forms or the firms themselves will have to provide the equivalent information requested on the declaration forms to prove that the investor is:
- The beneficial owner of the income;
- Resident in a country that has a tax treaty with Canada;
- Eligible for treaty benefits on the income being paid.
Global Tax Services will provide an update on the Canadian tax-relief process at is annual Global Tax Forum April 27 in New York.