All posts by adrianzee

When Free Stuff isn’t Actually Free — The Taxability of Free Products Provided to Social Media Influencers and Bloggers

  When we think of influencers or bloggers and the law, the first topic that comes to mind is often the industry’s clash with Competition Bureau Canada, or it’s American equivalent — the Federal Trade Commission. Late last year, Competition Bureau Canada released its new guidance on how influencers must display whether a business sponsored […]

The Tax Implications of Hiring Remote Employees from Outside of Canada

  A popular trend that advertising agencies, startups, and other organizations have adopted (especially with the rise of COVID-19) are remote employees. Software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) tools have made working remotely seamless — to the point that some businesses run 100% remotely with no physical location. Entrepreneurs and their fully remote offices commonly miss the legal implications […]