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Are Management fees deductible?

Tax planning to use tax losses in a corporate group structure may be allowed by the Canada Revenue Agency , using management fees as a tool for that planning may not be. As the recent case, Les Entreprises Rejean Goyette Inc. v. Her Majesty the Queen (2009 CCI 351), in which the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) denied the taxpayer’s deduction of inter-corporate management fees because there was no formal management agreement and, therefore, no legal obligation to pay them.

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