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January 17, 2019

A national settlement has been reached with Morgan Stanley for USD$2.3 million, subject to court approval in Ontario and Quebec.  At the approval hearings, the…

December 7, 2018

On November 8, 2018, the BC Court approved a motion to certify the within action as against MinebeaMitsumi Inc. (formerly Minebea Co. Ltd.), NMB Korea,…

November 26, 2018

A national settlement, totaling $3.25 million has been reached with FMC Corporation and FMC of Canada, Ltd. (collectively “FMC”). The FMC settlement approval motion will…

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32. Do I have to pay taxes on my share of the settlement funds or put it into my DC account/RRSP/pension?

It is not clear at law whether receipt of the settlement funds could attract income tax. We recommend that, if you have further questions about this, you should get tax advice.

You can do whatever you want with your share of the settlement funds. However, it is possible that the CRA will view this as a pension withdrawal. Putting it in one of those places will avoid that risk.

We recommend that, if you have further questions about this, you should get tax advice.

Posted in: Questions About Sharing in the Settlement Funds (Distribution Protocol Questions), Teck/Cominco Class Action FAQs

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