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Different Types of Business Law

If you own a business, chances are that you will have to consult with a business lawyer a number of times during the length of your...

Creating an Estate Plan for 2021

The arrival of a New Year is the time that many of us like to make resolutions. And while that usually means thinking about things that...

Personal Real Estate Corporations (PRECs) are here! What are they and how are they different from any other corporation?

Prior to the end of 2001, professionals could not incorporate their practices except as allowed by the laws that regulated their specific profession (all compliant professional...

A MIC’s Specified Shareholder, Related Parties and Prohibited RRSP Investment Rules

The Question being asked is a brother or sister of a shareholder of a mortgage investment corporation (MIC) a specified shareholder (To qualify as a MIC...

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...

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...

Jeff Levy, Managing Partner at Levy Zavet Lawyers, My Business Magazine

Managing Partner at Levy Zavet Lawyers ...

A MIC or a Mortgage Investment Corporation: What are they and how do you start one?

With significant potential for favourable rates of return and previously instituted tax exemptions, Canadian Mortgage Investment Corporations (MIC’s) are increasingly becoming recognized as a low-risk method...

Professional Corporations: What are they and how are they different from any other corporation?

Prior to the end of 2001, professionals could not incorporate their practices except as allowed by the laws that regulated their specific profession (all compliant professional...

Everyone’s a “Builder”, but what does that mean in terms of HST?

For purposes below referring to a “house” includes a condo as well.  Did you know that CRA will consider you a “Builder” if:1)       You are an...