Over the years, whilst practising in the Caribbean, Channel Islands and now in Canada, Andrew Rogerson has acted for many airline pilots in the field of Canadian tax residency, asset protection and cross-border divorce.
Many Canadian pilots, who have chosen to live in offshore tax havens, such as the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands have need for particular advice in dealing with CRA, as to whether they are in fact tax resident in Canada and, if not, what percentage of their income should be taxed for the period that they spend in Canada, prior to and during piloting their aircraft from, say, Toronto and Vancouver to overseas destinations such as Hong Kong and Australia.
An article that Andrew wrote on the Tax Court of Canada decision in Laurin v the Queen is frequently used by pilots and expatriates as a guide to their own Canadian tax residency status.
Those Canadian pilots who either live overseas, say in offshore tax havens, or in other pleasant locations such as Hong Kong and Dubai, flying for overseas airlines, frequently are able to save considerable amounts of money and Andrew has advised, over many years, such clients in regard to asset protection and Canadian tax residency.
Particular complications arise in regard to the marital disputes with pilots, whether they are centred on Canada or an expatriate location in which the pilot and his family, or just the pilot alone, are living. Andrew has considerable experience in advising such clients in regard to divorce and property settlement.