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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Real Estate Prices, Disclosure and the UK Market

Foreign companies will be forced to disclose ownership before buying English property.

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BC Budget 2016 – Real Estate Update

British Columbia Provincial Budget and amendments effecting real estate in BC, including changes to the Property Transfer Tax Act.

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Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure

Congratulations goes out to Paul Barbeau for tallying the most donation dollars during the month of January, making him our Monthly Quest for the Gold Jersey winner!

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Charities – Deed or Declaration of Trust?

The benefits of a trust, rather than a corporation or society, for a Canadian charity.

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Your Estate Plan and the New Tax Rules

Following amendments proposed to the Income Tax Act (Canada) to become effective on January 1st 2016, certain trusts will now be taxed at the top marginal tax rate rather than the lower graduated tax rates that some trusts…

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Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned for Non-­Resident Buyers of Australian Homes – A Precursor to What Might Happen in Canada

The Australian government is to introduce stricter enforcement of the rules controlling non-­residents' purchases of residential property. Is this a precursor of what might happen in Canada.

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Removal of Duplicate Title

The legal effect of removal of the duplicate certificate of title from the Land Title Office.

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