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Principal tax measures from Federal Budget 2023 – Part 3: Clean energy initiatives

Published by Alexei Paish & Asif Abdulla & Gloria Wang

Budget 2023 – A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future (“Budget 2023”) was tabled by the Department of Finance (“Finance”) on March 28, 2023 (“Budget Day”). The stated focus of Budget 2023 includes targeted inflation relief, stronger…

Principal tax measures from Federal Budget 2023 – Part 2: Public company and financial institution measures

Published by Alexei Paish & Gloria Wang & Asif Abdulla

Budget 2023 – A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future (“Budget 2023”) was tabled by the Department of Finance (“Finance”) on March 28, 2023 (“Budget Day”). The stated focus of Budget 2023 includes targeted inflation relief, stronger…

Principal tax measures from Federal Budget 2023 – Part 1: Personal and private company measures

Published by Alexei Paish & Asif Abdulla & Gloria Wang

Budget 2023 – A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future (“Budget 2023”) was tabled by the Department of Finance (“Finance”) on March 28, 2023 (“Budget Day”). The stated focus of Budget 2023 includes targeted inflation relief, stronger…

The creation of a publicly-accessible BC corporate transparency registry: Good corporate policy or provincial intrusion into criminal law?

Published by Greg DelBigio, K.C.

Bill 20 has now received first reading in the BC legislature. If enacted, it will amend the Business Corporations Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 57 (the “Act”) to require private companies to file information currently contained in their transparency registers…

House flipping: refresher and practical advice – Part 1: income tax

Published by Tyler Berg

According to data available on its website, the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) completed approximately 12,000 “real estate” audits in British Columbia for both income tax and goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (“GST/HST”) between April 2015 and March…

Tax-free savings accounts not always tax-free

Published by David Davies & Alexander Demner & Kyle Spampinato

In Ahamed v. The King (“Ahamed”), the Tax Court of Canada held that a tax-free savings account (“TFSA”), despite its moniker, is capable of carrying on a business of trading securities and any income earned from that business is fully…