Mortgage Stress Tests in Canada

The Canadian government is trying to cool the hot real estate markets in metropolitan cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, by rolling out new rules on mortgage lending.  The most recent of these measures, are the rules implemented…

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Charities Update – Canada

Recent Canadian Charity News: Official donation receipts must now include the name and website address of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Following the move to the canada.ca website, official donation receipts will need to be updated with the…

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Estate Executor Responsibilities and Liabilities

Introduction If you have been informed that you are the executor of a will, you should be aware that this role comes with various responsibilities and liabilities. Responsibilities and Liabilities The basic responsibilities of an executor are to…

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Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

Effective January 1, 2017, Vancouver home owners are subject to an empty home tax of 1% of the property’s assessed value (the “Tax”), pursuant to Vacancy Tax By-law No. 11674 (the “By-law”). In accordance with the By-law, all…

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Purchase of Real Property and the “Lawyer Approval” Clause

In recent years, some Canadian cities have experienced a dynamic shift in their housing market. Market factors such as a strong global economy, an increased desire amongst foreign buyers to own Canadian real property, the influx of out…

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Barbeau Evans LLP – Fall 2017 Law Brief

To learn more about Multiple Wills and Probate Fees in British Columbia, the Foreign Buyer’s Tax, Anti-SPAM Law and the suspension of the Private Right of Action, as well recent developments at Barbeau Evans LLP, please see the:…

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We’re Looking for a Bookkeeper

Barbeau Evans LLP is looking for an organized, responsible and proactive part-time bookkeeper for our downtown Vancouver law office. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail, combined with the ability to multi-task and work independently. Duties include attending…

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Financial Assistance for Your Intellectual Property

Did you know that the Government of Canada has various financing assistance programs that could cover costs associated with protecting and acquiring intellectual property (IP) rights? From administrative fees to hiring an IP professional (i.e. the lawyers at…

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Foreign Owners of US LLCs (single-member) Must Report to IRS

Foreign owners of single-member US LLCs now forced to report to tax authority (IRS).

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Barbeau Evans LLP

We are excited to announce that some changes to our practice are coming in the new year! Barbeau Evans LLP.

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