Tax Alert: CRA Allows Deductions for Ransomware Payments!

Tax Alert: CRA Allows Deductions for Ransomware Payments!

When addressing the deductibility of costs tied to ransomware attacks and BEC (business email compromise) scams—encompassing ransom payments, payments to BEC scammers, and recovery expenses—the CRA indicated:

"Expenses arising from ransomware attacks or BEC scams seem to be a prevalent risk for many businesses in today's digital landscape. Consequently, we typically view these as deductible expenses when calculating business income, provided they are reasonable relative to the business's income-generating activities."


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