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  • David Downie joins Baker Tilly as principal

    Toronto, ON – Baker Tilly in Toronto is pleased to announce the arrival of David Downie in the role of principal. With more than two decades of tax experience, he brings his expertise in tax planning (both international and domestic) and reorganization, with a focus on Canadian multinationals and their global operations.

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    In the Spotlight

    Get to know the people of Baker Tilly WM! Meet the individuals who lead our firm in our brief ‘In the Spotlight' series.

    Intergenerational transfers with less strings attached (a limited time offer)

    Many family-owned businesses have faced higher tax burdens when transitioning their business within their family. This effect has been due, in part, to two anti-avoidance provisions in the Income Tax Act (ITA) that are designed to prevent unapproved transactions deemed abusive by the Department of Finance. Section 55 prevents unapproved, tax-deferred capital gains stripping; section 84.1 prevents unapproved, tax-free surplus stripping. In a nutshell—an oversimplified nutshell—these two complex anti-avoidance provisions recharacterize what should be tax-free transactions into taxable ones.

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    A streamlined procedure does not clear a GILTI conscience

    In December 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law. The TCJA made significant amendments to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Among them was the introduction of a transition tax under IRC section 965—a tax on accumulated earnings of certain foreign corporations in the hands of U.S. shareholders. This new tax marked a transition to taxing the active income of foreign corporations.

  • Insurance Tracking Shares

    If a taxpayer owns shares of a corporation and passes away, he or she is deemed to have disposed of their shareholding at fair market value (“FMV”) unless a tax-free rollover is applied...

    The profits and pitfalls of maintaining QSBC share status

    With the recent Royal Assent of Bill C-208, owners of incorporated small and medium-sized businesses, and their tax advisors, were reminded that proactively monitoring and maintaining qualifying small business corporation (QSBC) share status is essential to make many tax-planning strategies possible. There are many traps that may cause the unintended loss of QSBC share status, and when the time comes to take advantage of available tax planning, it can be too late to correct the problem.