Canada – Budget 2022 Implementation

Bill-19 includes an outright ban on foreign investment in Canadian housing for the next two years, as well as the luxury tax on the sale of new luxury cars and aircraft. It also allows the government to seize…

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Federal Anti-flipping Tax Intended to Cool Housing Prices

The Federal Budget issued on April 7, 2022 proposes that all profits from the sale of residential properties held for less than 12 months would be considered business income. This rule would apply to all properties sold on…

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Employee Ownership Trusts – Canada

Budget 2022 proposes to create the Employee Ownership Trust: a new, dedicated type of trust under the Income Tax Act (Canada), to support employee business ownership in Canada.

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Report on the Charities Program 2020 to 2021

If you are involved in the Charity sector, or work for or are engaged in the governance of a Canadian Charity, this report is an invaluable source of Canadian Charity related information.

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Legal Assistant – Downtown Vancouver

We require a legal assistant to assist two lawyers in the areas of corporate / commercial law, intellectual property, and wills and estate planning.

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Registering as a Charity under the Income Tax Act

To be able to issue official donation receipts and to be exempt from taxation, the Income Tax Act requires that corporations created and operated exclusively for charitable purposes register with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as charities. For insight on…

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Testamentary Capacity – Who Can Make a Will

For over a century, the question of whether a person has the legal capacity to make a will, can be determined according to the test originally set out in the leading case of Banks v. Goodfellow (1870). That…

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“Cooling Off” BC Real Estate

To better protect consumers in British Columbia’s real estate market, the Government of British Columbia is introducing legislation that requires “cooling off periods” for resale properties and newly built homes. This change will be similar to the cooling…

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Land Owner Transparency Registry – Filing Deadline Extended

The deadline for pre-existing “reporting bodies” (a relevant corporation, a trustee of a relevant trust, or a relevant partnership who acquired an "interest in land" prior to November 30, 2020 and continues to own an interest) to file…

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Electronic Wills

The British Columbia Government has introduced legislation to enable courts to accept electronic wills and to permit the remote witnessing of wills.

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