Précis: The taxpayer appealed from a decision of the Tax Court denying him certain employment expenses and not permitting him to raise a defence of statute-barring which he had not pleaded (two other grounds of appeal were abandoned). The Federal Court of Appeal found the he had not demonstrated any reviewable error on the denial of employment expenses. With respect to statute-barring, the law was clear: it had to be pleaded. As a result the appeal was dismissed from the bench with costs.
Dicosmo v. R. - FCA: Taxpayer’s failure to plead statute-barring fatal to his appealREAD MORE »