Agreement to issue shares to employees

In Dino Infanti “Employee Stock Option Rules and Legally Binding Agreements” Tax for the Owner-Manager 17:2 (April 2017), the author summarizes CRA technical interpretation 2016-0641841I7 (September 19, 2016). The technical interpretation, in light of Transalta Corporation v R, 2012 TCC 86, states that s 7 and s 110(1)(d) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) apply only if there is a legally binding agreement to issue shares.