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retirement residence

The GST/HST Implications on Living Arrangements at a Retirement Residence

Date: August 8th, 2017

Everywhere you drive in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), you cannot help but notice the number of cranes blanketing the skyline. Many of them are ...

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GST for performers

Performing in Canada – The GST Blues

Date: August 1st, 2017

Over 25 years after it was first introduced in Canada, the Goods and Services Tax (“GST”), while simple in concept, remains one of the more ...

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American Athletes

No Longer a Myth – American Athletes Pay More in Toronto

Date: July 26th, 2017

It’s summer in Toronto! This means it’s the season for outdoor patios, wearing shorts and for us sports fans, trips to the dome to see ...

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private corporations

Proposed Changes to Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

Date: July 19th, 2017

Yesterday, the Department of Finance released their much anticipated consultation paper Tax Planning Using Private Corporations. Because the Liberals referenced this consultation paper in their ...

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tax credit

Phasing out of Recaptured Input Tax Credits in Ontario

Date: July 5th, 2017

Since the introduction of HST in Ontario on July 1, 2010, large businesses were required to report Recaptured Input Tax Credits (“RITCs”) in respect of ...

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bad debt

How do I manage the GST/HST on a bad debt?

Date: June 28th, 2017

You’ve been generous enough to extend your customers credit, and now one of those customer’s debt has become uncollectible. Being able to recover the goods ...

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inter-corporate dividends

What has Changed with Inter-corporate Dividends

Date: June 15th, 2017

The amendments to the anti-avoidance provisions in subsection 55(2) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) that were enacted a few years ago have created some ...

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Ontario Budget 2017

Ontario Budget 2017 Tax Highlights

Date: April 27th, 2017

Today, Ontario’s Finance Minister, the Honourable Charles Sousa, tabled the province’s budget for 2017 (“Budget 2017”). This year’s budget aims to return to a balanced ...

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non-resident speculation tax

Ontario Introduces a Non-Resident Speculation Tax

Date: April 20th, 2017

This morning, Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne unveiled 16 measures to make housing more affordable in the Toronto area. The announcement comes after two consecutive years ...

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principal residence exemption

Can I still use the principal residence exemption for my cottage?

Date: April 16th, 2017

I READ THAT the Canada Revenue Agency has changed the reporting rules when it comes to someone selling a principal residence. Can I still use ...

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non-resident

Non-Resident Corporations’ GST/HST Registration Requirement in Canada

Date: April 7th, 2017

In general, a non-resident corporation is not required to register for GST/HST in Canada unless it makes taxable supplies of goods or services in the ...

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Federal Budget 2017

Federal Budget 2017 Tax Highlights

Date: March 22nd, 2017

On March 22, 2017, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the second federal budget (“Budget 2017”) of the Justin Trudeau-lead Liberals. Budget 2017 focuses again on ...

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