2017 Federal Budget

March 23, 2017

The 2017 Federal Budget was tabled on March 22, and although it contained a few changes to tax legislation, it is more noteworthy for what was missing. First, we will […]

Notice – Last chance for not-for-profits to transition

February 15, 2017

Notice from Corporations Canada – All corporations created under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II need to have completed their transition to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and received their […]

Issuing shares? Better make sure they are paid for.

December 16, 2016

Pursuant to the corporate law in Ontario, British Columbia and Canada (and potentially other jurisdictions), a share in the capital of a corporation cannot be issued until the shares are […]

Alberta Securities Commission implements prospectus exemption for startups

August 22, 2016

The Alberta Securities Commission (the “ASC”) implemented new rules designed to facilitate start-up businesses in Alberta to raise capital through the issuance of certain securities. The new ASC Rule 45-517 […]

Capital Gains Exemption on the Sale of Qualifying Small Business Corporation’s Shares

August 12, 2016

The lifetime capital gains exemption is indexed to inflation.  Effective January 1, 2016, the exemption limit is $824,176 for sales of qualifying small business corporation shares. As a result, every […]

What is a CCPC?

August 2, 2016

The Canadian income tax system has been designed to provide certain tax benefits to Canadian-controlled private corporations (“CCPC’s”), including: 1. Tax credits for eligible expenditures for scientific research and experimental […]

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