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February 14, 2018

Settlements have been reached with the TEAC, NEC and Hitachi-LG Defendants.

January 5, 2018

The trial phase of this action has commenced. The parties have agreed to a modified trial structure where the cases-in-chief will be exchanged in writing,…

November 7, 2017

Settlements have been reached with the defendants in the following actions: Automotive Wire Harness Systems: Yazaki Systems Technologies GmbH (formerly S-Y Systems Technologies Europe, GmbH)…

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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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