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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Expatriation Tax Implications of Renouncing US Citizenship or Surrendering a Green Card

Many residents of Canada have connections to the US, ranging from business interests, ownership of recreational or retirement properties, children attending US colleges, etc.  Furthermore, there are many US individuals residing in Canada, also for reasons of work,…

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Anti-Spam Law Private Right of Action Suspended

The Anti-Spam private right of action provisions, under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), which were scheduled to become law on July 1st, 2017, have been suspended. The intent of the CASL legislation, was to provide that commercial electronic messages…

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Estate Planning Update

Planning Your Estate The lawyers of Barbeau Evans LLP, in concert with tax advisers, provide individuals, families and business clients with comprehensive estate planning advice, individually suited to their specific needs, to ensure the orderly succession of assets…

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