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 […]
As accountants and trusted advisors for many not-for-profit organizations and charities, we share your goal of a successful audit. Here are our tips for a successful not-for-profit audit Our tips to achieve a successful not-for-profit audit: Review all lease agreements and leasehold improvements. Make sure all leases are readily available for the auditors, especially any […]
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 […]
Are you considering selling your business? The sale of your business can be equally as exciting as it can be stressful. It is important that you know the options available to you and the tax implications of different choices. We at DMCL are here to guide you through the options available to you and make […]
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 […]
Being an executor for a deceased taxpayer can be overwhelming. At DMCL, we can guide you through the process of filing the necessary tax returns including the deceased taxpayer’s final tax return, and where necessary, a rights and things return, an estate tax return, and finally a compliance certificate. The following is a list of […]
If you own a U.S. vacation home – or are thinking of buying one – make sure you understand the U.S. tax deductions that are available to you if you rent it out.