- Posts by Max WalkerAssociate
Max has a taxation practice and assists in advising clients on:
- Income and sales taxation matters arising in connection with private equity funds and a variety of other transactions;
- Tax compliance issues affecting various types of ...
The expanded registration requirements for British Columbia Provincial Sales Tax (“PST”) will come into effect on April 1, 2021. Under the new requirements, and where criteria are met, all Canadian and foreign providers of software and telecommunications services will be required to collect and remit PST at a rate of 7% from customers located in British Columbia.
Due to the recent economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are considering various options to weather the economic shock. One commonly considered option is to ask existing creditors to forgive all or part of a debt. However, this strategy is subject to a complex regime commonly known as the “debt forgiveness rules”. These rules can trigger important ...
The 2017 Federal Budget (the “Budget”) was released March 22nd, 2017 (“Budget Day”). Highlights include:
Upcoming Review of Private Corporate Tax Planning
The Budget announced that the federal government will be looking into:
- Income sprinkling using private corporations: The Budget states that this strategy can reduce income taxes by causing income that ...
Corporate Tax Rate
The small business corporate income tax rate will be reduced from 2.5% to 2% effective April 1, 2017. This means that the combined Federal and Provincial tax rate for small business income, up to $500,000 per year, will be 12.5% in British Columbia (subject, of course, to any changes coming in the Federal Budget).
The Government projects this ...
The 2016 Federal Budget was released March 22nd. The overarching theme is to provide increased benefits and relief to middle-class individuals and to close or restrict cross-border tax planning. Highlights include:
Increased Individual Marginal Tax Rates
As part of Bill C-2 tabled on December 9, 2015, the federal government announced an increase to the top ...
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