Increase to Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (and other Indexed Amounts) for 2015

In the 2013 Federal Budget, the government announced that the lifetime capital gains exemption (LCGE) for dispositions of qualified small business corporation shares (as well as certain other types of qualified property) would be increased to $800,000, and that such amount would be indexed for years after 2014. Based on data released by Statistics Canada, the LCGE limit (as of 2015) is $813,600. The Canada Revenue Agency also specified the adjusted amounts for certain other indexed items (e.g., marginal tax brackets). A link to the CRA’s chart indicating those changes can be found here: link.

Prepared by: Alexander Demner

Alexander is a partner practicing in the firm’s Vancouver office. Alexander’s practice covers several areas of taxation, including estate planning, pre-sale and divestiture structuring, owner-manager remuneration, taxpayer representation, and tax litigation. Alexander routinely advises on and implements reorganizations for individuals,… more »