The Department of Finance announced new rules in its 2018 Fall Economic Update on November 21st 2018 to temporarily allow Canadian businesses to immediately expense for tax purposes 100% of the cost of certain newly acquired machinery and equipment and certain specified clean energy equipment if acquired after November 20th 2018 and before 2028. These […]
As a post-secondary student and a Canadian taxpayer, you have four student-based tax breaks available to you.
According to the Income Tax Act, you need to keep business tax records for a minimum of six years from the end of the taxation year to which the records and books relate. If You Want to Correctly Keep Business Tax Records in Canada, You Should Have All: Sales Invoices Contracts and Guarantees Loan agreements […]
Empty Homes Tax – Audits and Appeals If you are a City of Vancouver residential property owner, you may be subject to an audit of your 2017 Property Status Declaration. The City of Vancouver may also have recently denied your request for an exemption to the Empty Homes Tax (EHT). This post outlines how to […]
Tax planning and corporate restructuring have become an integral part of the services provided by professional advisers to their clients. A key component of any plan is establishing the fair market value (FMV) as the valuation represents the first step towards assessing the tax consequences of any transaction. This post looks at valuations for income […]
The new US global intangible low-tax income (GILTI) regime was introduced as part of US tax reform changes announced in December of 2017 and applies to foreign corporation’s first tax year beginning after 2017. How the GILTI Rules Work The GILTI rules require US taxpayers who own 10% or more of the votes or value […]
If you own or are looking to own residential real estate in BC (a home, condo, or cottage) you should be aware of the BC government’s 30 Point Plan to address BC’s housing affordability. Do you own a 2nd home or vacation property in BC? Starting in 2018, the BC Speculation Tax, announced in the […]
Are you a Canadian company selling goods to US customers? If so, the Wayfair decision might drastically alter your US Sales Tax Exposure. The clear implication of the Wayfair decision is that there will likely be a mass rush of states adopting new sales tax laws that will mirror the far lower threshold of “economic nexus” that has been implemented by South Dakota.
What are the new Quebec Sales Tax (QST) Rules? On March 27, 2018, the Quebec budget introduced new Quebec Sales Tax (“QST”) rules expanding the threshold of QST registrant requirements with focus on non-resident suppliers in the e-commerce sector. The budget addressed the lack of specific rules for online sale transactions which previously led to […]
What is a Business Valuation? An independent business valuation is based on a sound set of principles and approaches to estimate the worth or fair market value (FMV) of a business. The three approaches to determine FMV are the asset approach, the income approach, and the market approach. No matter which approach or method is […]