BC Foreign Buyer’s Tax is Constitutional

On July 5th, 2021, the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled that the province’s foreign buyer’s tax is constitutional.

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Taxation – “Unproductive Use” of Canadian Housing by Foreign Non-resident Owners

The 2021 Federal budget proposes to introduce a new national one percent (1.00%) tax on the value of non-resident, non-Canadian owned residential real estate property considered to be vacant or underused. The tax applies to owners other than…

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Land Owner Transparency Registry

Pre-existing owners that are "reporting bodies" (as defined in the legislation) with an interest in land are required to file a transparency report by November 30, 2021.

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Business Structures in British Columbia

In the current article, we shall undertake a comprehensive review of essentially all of the various business and not-for-profit structures available in British Columbia.

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Charity Law – Canada

Finance Canada wants your input on charities in Canada, to prepare for the Canadian Federal Budget 2021. We would like to share with you, the link to the Government of Canada’s Let's talk Budget 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations and…

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Estate Planning – A Primer (British Columbia)

The uncertainty and disruption created by COVID-19, the prevailing unpredictable and uncertain political environment, and a wavering economy, not to mention potential additional levels and rates of taxation, naturally encourage people to think about their own personal affairs…

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We’re Hiring – Barbeau Evans LLP

Legal Assistant – Downtown Vancouver We are looking for an engaged, focused Legal Assistant to support our unique and varied law practice. We are a downtown Vancouver law firm, that assists clients from across North America, and from…

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Beneficial Property Ownership Reporting Threshold Lowered in British Columbia

British Columbia has lowered the threshold at which shareholders of a property-owning corporation must be disclosed to its public registry of beneficial and indirect land owners to 10 per cent.

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New Disclosure of Benficial Ownership in British Columbia

The British Columbia New Democratic Party Government, has introduced legislation, to force the disclosure of the benefical ownership of real estate and shares of Britis Columbia corporates.

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Legal Issues for Start-Ups

There are many legal considerations for businesses in the developmental stages, including the appropriate corporate structure, financing, protecting intellectual property, founder’s rights and obligations and protecting the business from future litigation. We have set out below a description…

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