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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One Year Left for Society Transition

Societies Act – Transition Deadline of November 2018 is Fast Approaching! In May of 2015, the British Columbia Government enacted the Societies Act (the “Act”), which requires all societies in British Columbia to transition by November 28th, 2018. The…

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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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Canadian Charity Compliance

The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has produced a number of charitable registration and charity compliance videos, that are very helpful for Canadian charities dealing with the following issues: How Do I Chose the Right Charity; Gifting and Receipting;…

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Joanna Elliott, BBA, LL.B. (Hons) Joins Barbeau Evans LLP

Joanna Elliott is the newest addition to our team, joining our firm in September of 2017 as a Legal Assistant.  Joanna is a recent international Law School graduate, who is currently working through the accreditation process to becoming a…

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Foreign Buyer Tax – An Australian Perspective

British Columbia and Ontario have both recently instituted a Foreign Buyers Tax (B.C.) (the “FBT”) and a Non Resident Speculation Tax (Ontario) (the “NRST”), in an effort to address escalating home price and, arguably, the general supply imbalance.…

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Multiple Wills and Probate Fees in British Columbia

Multiple Wills have been utilized for multi-jurisdictional estate planning for a very long time. More recently, multiple Wills have been utilized in the Province of Ontario, for managing Probate Fees which are calculated on the value of the…

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