On 28 September 2017, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issued updated Form R102-R, Regulation 102–R Waiver Application, to simplify some of the complexities that existed in the previous version of the waiver form. The updated Form R102-R provides a simpler process to obtain a waiver for employees who were previously qualifying nonresident employees working for a certified nonresident employer.
In a newly released technical interpretation dated 15 September 2017, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced the deferral of the implementation date for applying the advantage tax rules to investment management (IM) fees incurred by registered plans but paid outside of the plan by the annuitant or holder.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expected to implement the CETA temporary entry provisions on 21 September 2017 when the agreement is scheduled to be provisionally come into effect. EU citizens who are travelling to Canada as key personnel, contractual service providers or short term business visitors will be able to rely on CETA for a Work Permit or entry as a business visitor.
On September 1, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) updated the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to provide US consular officers with new guidance around the term “misrepresentation” as it relates to individuals in the US “who conduct themselves in a manner inconsistent with representations they made to consular officers concerning their intentions at the time of visa application or to the Department of Homeland Security when applying for admission or for an immigration benefit.”
On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a Proclamation that, among other things, imposes new travel restrictions on certain nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. Restrictions vary by country.