Taxation of Charitable Donations In-Kind

Taxation of Charitable Donations-In-Kind

While cash gifts are the most common form of charitable donation, it’s also possible to make a “donation in-kind,” which is the transferring of assets. When you make a donation in-kind, you are considered to have disposed of the donated property at its current fair market value. If the current value of the donated property […]

2021 Federal Budget Highlights

2021 Federal Budget Highlights

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the Federal Government’s first Pandemic Budget (“Budget 2021”) on April 19th 2021. Budget 2021 focuses on spending for COVID recovery including: extension of some key Covid-19 support programs to September 25th 2021 such as the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Program, the Canada Emergency Rental Subsidy […]

Changes to Trust Reporting Rules

Changes to Trust Reporting Rules

New Filing RequirementsIn order “to improve the collection of beneficial ownership information with respect to trusts and to help the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) assess the tax liability for trusts and its beneficiaries” the CRA has come out with Draft legislation for new reporting rules for Trusts. The new rules are effective for year […]

Debt Forgiveness - CPABC InFocus - Steve Youn

When It Comes to the Debt Forgiveness Rules, Is All Really Forgiven?

Our Tax Partner Steve Youn, CPA, CA has shared some of his expertise on debt-related topics with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) for publication in their CPABC InFocus magazine, March/April 2021 edition. Read below an excerpt of the article: “The recent economic downturn may bring forth unexpected tax issues. As creditors become […]

CPABC Mid-Size Firms Recruitment Event – May 6th

Have you considered working for a midsize firm? Meet us on May 6th at the Mid-Sized Firms Event, as we provide an overview of the benefits and culture of pursuing a career at DMCL Chartered Professional Accountants. Meet the Midsize Firms CPABC Trendsetter SeriesMay 6th, 20214:00pm – 6:30pmVirtual Event Register: www.bccpa.ca/MTMF

New GST Registration Requirement for Non-Residents, Vendors and Digital Platforms

In its 2020 Fall economic statement, the Government of Canada proposed new GST/HST measures for Foreign-based vendors: GST/HST on Cross-Border Digital Products and Cross-Border services; GST/HST on Goods Supplied through Fulfillment Warehouses; GST/HST on Platform-based Short-Term Accommodation. These changes are proposed to be effective July 1,2021. BackgroundUnder the current GST/HST rules, foreign-based vendors without physical […]