Insights

The practice of law is changing every day, and the effect of changing legislature on businesses is significant. We write about recent developments in the world of tax & business law, keeping a watchful eye on the changing landscape for our clients. See what we’re thinking about, and what your business should be looking out for.

Tax Law

2018 Federal Budget: What Private Companies Need to Know

Click here to view in PDF. Introduction On February 27, 2018 the Department of Finance (“Finance”) released its 2018 federal budget (the “Budget”). Given the climate surrounding private companies, this...

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Tax Law

Will the Senate stop Liberals’ tax changes?

Click here to view in PDF. On December 13, 2017 the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance released its report on the July 2017 tax proposals announced by the Liberal...

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Tax Law

Private Companies & Hybrid Transactions

Click here to view in PDF. property (ECP) regime have been exaggerated. Vendors and arm’s length purchasers can continue to receive favourable tax treatment from hybrid sales, provided the vendor...

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Tax Law

Taxation Changes of Employee Stock Options

In his fiscal update of November 20, Finance Minister Bill Morneau clarified that these changes to the tax treatment of employee stock options will be grandfathered in and will only...

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Tax Law

The Taxation of Employee Stock Options

Employers offer a variety of different forms of stock incentive compensation.  An understanding of the relevant tax rules is essential in designing incentive plans that meet the needs of both...

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Tax Law

Rule Changes Target Personal Service Businesses

If you provide services through a corporation, or employ such persons, you should be aware that recent legislative changes have dramatically increased the tax risks of such arrangements. According to these...

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