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Tax Tactics: Navigating Shareholder Loans in Canada

David Reine, Partner
Advisory , Tax
16 Feb 2024

Understanding Shareholder Loans and Their Tax Implications in Canada Shareholder loans are common practice in the world of business in...

Understanding the Impact: Changes to the Alternative Minimum Tax System for Canadians

Frank Bilotta, Tax Partner
14 Nov 2023

As of January 1, 2024, significant changes are set to be introduced to Canada’s Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) system. These...

Investing in a Corporation vs. Personally

Frank Bilotta, Tax Partner
04 Aug 2023

If you have excess cash within your corporation that you do not need for the daily operations of the business,...

New OBCA beneficial ownership information requirements

Stephanie Jindal, Tax Partner
06 Apr 2023

As of January 1, 2023, privately-held corporations incorporated in Ontario are required to establish and maintain a register with details...

Federal Budget 2023 Summary

Stephanie Jindal, Tax Partner
29 Mar 2023

On March 28, 2023, the federal government presented its 2023 Budget. The Budget proposes the following new measures intended to...

Ontario Budget 2023 Summary

Frank Bilotta, Tax Partner
24 Mar 2023

On March 23, 2023, the Ontario government tabled the 2023 provincial budget. Ontario Made Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit The government...

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit

Stephanie Jindal, Tax Partner
21 Mar 2023

Ontario residents can claim up to 20% of eligible accommodation expenses within Ontario between January 1, 2022 and December 31,...

Underused Housing Tax

Stephanie Jindal, Tax Partner
08 Feb 2023

The Underused Housing Tax is an annual 1% tax on the ownership of vacant or underused housing in Canada. It...

Vacant Home Tax

Stephanie Jindal, Tax Partner
30 Jan 2023

An annual tax will be levied on vacant Toronto residences, payable beginning in 2023. All Toronto residential property owners must...

New trust reporting requirements

Stephanie Jindal, Tax Partner
27 Sep 2022

Last year, we published an article detailing the new trust reporting requirements for any express trusts resident in Canada and...

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