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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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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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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Abuse of Powers of Attorney

The uses and abuses of powers of attorney, according to British Columbia law.

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New Tax on Foreign Buyers of Vancouver of Real Estate

Foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver real estate will be taxed an additional 15 per cent, the government announced today in new legislation.

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