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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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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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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CRA Charities Directorate Video: “Gifting and Receipting”

Learn about the types of donations for which registered charities and other qualified donees can issue a tax receipt, and the various rules on receipting.

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Changes to Principal Residence Exemption Announced Today

Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, announced a major change to the rules regarding the Principal Residence Exemption.

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Anti-Avoidance Rules in the Property Transfer Tax Act (British Columbia)

Commentary on the Anti-Avoidance Rules contained in the Property Transfer Tax Act (British Columbia).

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