By: Patty Mah
SAF Tax Professor, Alan Macnaughton was awarded a Lifetime Contribution Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) at its annual conference in Toronto. This highly prestigious award celebrates individuals who have distinguished themselves through their contributions and dedication to the Canadian Tax Foundation. For the last four decades, Macnaughton has given tirelessly of his time in a variety of ways to the broader tax community to garner one of 12 esteemed CTF Lifetime Contribution Awards.
Macnaughton’s contribution to the tax profession in Canada has mainly been a focus in tax policy, especially personal income tax issues such as splitting income with family members, the taxation of athletes and tax relief for medical expenses. Macnaughton’s research and depth of knowledge in the field of tax had him working as Editor for the CTF publications, Canadian Tax Journal and Canadian Tax Focus, and consultant for Canada Revenue Agency, Ontario Ministry of Finance, as well as the Centre for European Economic Research.
The CFE awards programme describes Alan’s contribution as having “…made a tremendous contribution to the quality of the Foundation’s publications, while at the same time regularly writing Canadian Tax Journal articles on the personal income tax system…Alan’s proudest accomplishment is establishing, in May 2011, the Canadian Tax Focus newsletter, which provides an opportunity for young practitioners across Canada to present their thoughts on current tax issues.”
Jim Barnettt, director of the School of Accounting and Finance, adds “I congratulate Alan on this well-deserved honour. His contributions to tax policy, CTF publications and to young tax professionals over many years has made a significant impact on the tax profession.”
Founded in 1945, the Canadian Tax Foundation is the association of tax professionals in Canada. With a membership of over 10,000, the CTF provides a unique forum for accountants, lawyers, academics and other tax professionals to work together for the betterment of the Canadian tax system and tax profession.