International Tax Planning

Canadian companies are expanding into international markets at an ever-increasing pace. Once the realm of only the largest multinational corporations, today, small and medium-sized companies frequently have international activities. Sometimes, insufficient attention is paid to tax consequences of international expansion and the opportunities for a tax-effective international structure are not pursued. We can analyze a…

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International Families

Certain international tax strategies can be effective for high-net-worth families, especially if they have non-resident members. However, the offshore world is complex, confusing, and fraught with difficulties for the uninitiated. The Canadian tax legislation in the international area is extremely complicated. In addition, it can be difficult to find reliable people in foreign jurisdictions to…

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Executives Coming to Canada

Executives coming to Canada find the Canadian tax system confusing and complex, full of reporting forms, deadlines and paperwork. This, combined with high tax rates, can be challenging at best and demoralizing at worst. We can assist in a variety of ways. Before coming to Canada, we can provide a preliminary assessment of the family…

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International Athletes and Entertainers

Athletes and entertainers have unique tax issues that require specialized consideration. We are very experienced in analyzing the tax affairs of athletes and entertainers who come to Canada to work, perform, or participate in an event. We can sometimes structure creative and effective tax-planning arrangements to reduce Canadian tax substantially. We can also attend to…

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Offshore Investment and Trust Structures

Certain offshore strategies can be effective for high-net-worth individuals. However, the offshore world is complex, confusing, and fraught with difficulties for the uninitiated. The Canadian tax legislation in the international area is extremely complicated. In addition, it can be difficult to find reliable people in foreign jurisdictions to assist with implementing tax-planning structures. Our extensive…

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Establishing an International Business

The Canadian tax system encourages Canadian businesses to expand internationally. Provided that a bona fide active business is carried on abroad, income from that business can often be earned through a corporation located in a favourable jurisdiction. We are experts in structuring such arrangements, advising on possible locations, and implementing the necessary components. We have…

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Tax Planning for New Immigrants to Canada

Canada offers tax exemptions and incentives for new immigrants. We are experienced in advising new immigrants on how to take maximum advantage of these benefits. We closely coordinate this tax planning with professional advisers in the immigrant’s country of origin. Specifically, in tackling such an assignment we review the immigrant’s assets, sources of income, and…

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Non-Resident Investment in Canada

We are often asked to assist non-residents who wish to invest in Canada. This may take the form of a real estate purchase for investment or development, an equity investment in a Canadian business (private or public) or a business start-up. We can advise on the tax implications, how to structure it using a corporation,…

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Tax Planning To Become Non-Resident

Canada is a land of immigrants. While more people arrive than leave, a sizable number emigrate for personal, financial, retirement, or tax reasons. Some are simply returning to their country of origin, others move for lifestyle or tax reasons and often both. We can advise on the tax consequences of leaving Canada, recommend the optimal…

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