The Tax Court of Canada announced an update to their in-person hearings on June 1, 2021, in a Notice to the Public and the Profession.
It was announced on June 1, 2021, that in light of the ongoing pandemic the Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada has cancelled all in-person sittings of the Tax Court of Canada scheduled between August 16, 2021, and September 10, 2021, inclusively.1
The Tax Court of Canada’s website also states that the Court will continue to try to conduct virtual hearings for some proceedings scheduled for in-person hearings during the time frame cancelled. “The Court will identify appeals for virtual hearings and will contact parties to determine with them if the hearing could proceed virtually.”1
In the Notice to the Public and the Profession dated June 1, 2021, the Chief Justice stated that all parties affected will be contacted by Registry staff. Additionally, the notice stated:
Conference calls and virtual hearings previously scheduled to proceed between August 16, 2021 and September 10, 2021, inclusively, will proceed as scheduled.
The Court and its Registry offices remain open with reduced staff. The Hamilton office
We will continue to keep our readers posted about updates from the Tax Court of Canada. If you are unsure about your hearing, please contact the Tax Court. For more information, please refer to the following notice: Notice to the Public and the Profession – June 1st, 2021. For additional updates on the Tax Court of Canada please see our posts: Recent Updates from the Tax Court of Canada April 2021 and Updates from the Tax Court of Canada (TCC): The Current Plan to Resume Operations.