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Should I incorporate my business provincially, or federally?

When a Canadian small business is ready to incorporate, it has two options: Provincial or federal incorporation. The way in which a business incorporates can have long-lasting implications for its success. It is important for business owners to choose the method of incorporation that is the best fit for their company.

Provincial and federal incorporation have similarities and differences that business owners should take into careful consideration. In this post, we'll go over both types of incorporation--and which one could be right for your business. 

Selling a business - Determining the right purchaser

You've built a successful business in Alberta, and the time comes that you consider selling it. Likely, your primary concerns are to find the right buyer and attain the best purchase price. However, you might also have serious concerns about maintaining the brand identity you created. Business owners who are considering selling their businesses have a variety of options to consider, and each comes with advantages and drawbacks.

Purchase and Sale

In the coming years, pundits have predicted that a trillion dollars of assets are to be transferred from current owners to the new generation in Canada over the next decade. Orderly planning for the tax, asset protection and wealth building opportunities have to be top priority in these transactions.

Acquisition International Dispute Resolution Awards - Best for Transfer Pricing Disputes Canada - 2015

Acquisition International have conferred the award to PMR Law for "Best for Transfer Pricing Disputes - Canada" for 2015. The firm is thrilled to be recognized internationally based on the criteria of peer review in this highly specialized field. 

Paskapoo Slopes Development Plan approved

The public hearing on the application for the Policy Amendment with respect to the proposed Paskapoo Slopes development was front and centre on July 27, 2015 as Calgary faced a real policy choice regarding the development of the privately owned land of environmental significance.

Leading Canadian transfer pricing cases favour domestic rules over OECD guidelines by Shaun T. MacIsaac, Q.C.

Leading Canadian transfer pricing cases favour domestic rules over OECD guidelines by Shaun T. MacIsaac, Q.C.

TP Week Issue, August 21, 2014 - Until the decision in the GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo) case, all previous Canadian court decisions had slavishly applied the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations. How do the guidelines now fit into the law and a practical strategy of establishing the correct transfer prices?

OECD Presentation Regarding Legal Ownership of Intangibles

Multinational enterprises ("MNEs") seek to comply with the laws of the jurisdictions within which they operate, including transfer pricing laws. The OECD promotes world trade by preventing double-taxation. All stakeholders, including tax authorities seek clarity and guidance when determining prices for the transfer of intangibles, just as they do with transactions relating to goods and services, loans and guarantees. 


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