Tag archives: Canada Revenue Agency

Incoming legislation implements common reporting standards

On July 1, amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) implementing international common reporting standards (CRS) will come into force. The CRS regime is intended to facilitate the exchange of taxpayer information between governments. Financial institutions will be required to report financial information about individuals and entities not resident in Canada[1] to the Canada Revenue … Continue reading

Tax considerations for earn-outs and reverse earn-outs

As we have previously noted, earn-outs are becoming an increasingly common part of M&A deals, and there are a number of key commercial questions to consider when negotiating them. But there are also tax consequences that must be considered when structuring earn-outs. Earn-outs link a portion of total purchase price to the performance of the … Continue reading

Price adjustment clauses in contractual agreements

This article highlights the importance of price adjustment clauses in contractual agreements from a tax perspective. A price adjustment clause is often used in transactions if property is transferred between non-arm’s length taxpayers and the intention of the parties is for the transaction to occur at fair market value (FMV). If the transaction is later … Continue reading

Tax considerations in M&A for purchasers dealing with non-resident vendors

If a non-resident vendor sells property, one consideration that a purchaser must be cognizant of is whether that property constitutes “taxable Canadian property” under the Income Tax Act (Canada). If the property is taxable Canadian property and the vendor does not obtain a certificate of compliance (discussed below), generally the purchaser must withhold 25% of … Continue reading
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