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January 2009


This chapter reviews the development and present Canadian law on the residence of corporations for tax purposes. It highlights a few of the elements of Canada's corporate law regime by way of context; outlines why residence matters to corporations for Canadian tax purposes, traces the history of the Canadian tests for corporate residence, explains how the Canadian Income Tax Act addresses continuances, and reviews the approach to the determination of corporate residence reflected in Canada's tax treaties.

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