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Shaw loses bid to write off paper invoice expenses

telecom | 01/04/2017 6:58 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. can’t claim paper bills sent to its British Columbian customers as a tax-exempt expense, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled last month. In a decision handed down Dec. 19, judge Miriam Gropper dismissed Shaw’s appeal of the provincial minister of finance’s decision to not allow a refund on the $1.67 million the company paid in tax in 2009 “on its purchase price(s) on tangible property (or TPP), namely paper and materials related to paper invoices that they sent from Alberta to their customers in British Columbia in the years 2005-2009.”...