Précis: The taxpayer was a lawyer and a CGA. He extended loans aggregating $73,000 to a business acquaintance, Mr. Austin. The loans were made by means of a number of cheques, all payable to Mr. Austin and commencing in 2007. In 2011 Mr. Barnwell claimed an ABIL in the amount of $39,150 (later reduced at trial to $36,500). CRA denied the deduction on the basis that the loans were made to Mr. Austin, not a CCPC. Mr. Barnwell claimed that Mr. Austin acted as the alter ego of the Whitesand Group of Companies Inc., a CCPC, which was the true debtor.
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