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MIC Foreign Investors & Withholding Taxes on Dividends

The Quick and Simple is that Yes, withholding taxes (usually 25% of gross amount unless subject to a tax treaty with the resident country of the...

Islamic Financing and Riba Free Mortgages

Over the last few years, and especially since the financial crisis of 2008, the concept of Islamic financing or banking has been gaining momentum as an...

Self Sabotage: When You Incorporate Without A Lawyer

So you looked up a few websites on incorporating, stumbled upon the government sites for filing articles of incorporation and decided to fill in the forms...

Challenges in Starting a MIC: Paying Dividends

One of the biggest challenges in running a MIC is when you first realize that the investors who were once your private lenders are now expecting...

A MIC does not simply allow you to raise money from the public!

Mortgage Investment Corporations ("MICs") are on the rise in Canada.  With many of these MICs the founders and managers are confused over what regulators may or...

What Is A Medical Professional Corporation And What Are Its Advantages And Disadvantages

New doctors often face the question of whether to incorporate or not early on in their practice. In that regard the question that I am most...

What happens when Home Trust now needs to borrow money to advance you a mortgage loan?

What do you do when your mortgage lender now has to pay a higher interest rate to their own lender on the money they loaned to...

The Ontario Real Estate market meets its April 2017 Budget; are we in crisis?

April 2017 will possibly go down as the turning point in Ontario/Canada's economy. Although the brunt of the straws that broke the camel’s back were dropped...

Ontario’s new real estate cooling off plan and the 15% foreign buyer tax!

Ontario's new real estate cooling off plan has the following changes: 1) 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax on residential single family dwellings purchased by non-citizens or non-permanent residents...

New 2017 Ontario and Toronto Municipal Land Transfer Tax Rates

The new City of Toronto Land Transfer Tax Rates which are effective March 1, 2017 are as illustrated below. The City has decided to harmonize their...