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Published: March 12, 2020

Last Updated: March 16, 2020

Tax changes are set to come into force on January 1, 2017 with respect to the income tax treatment of eligible capital property (notably goodwill). The new tax rules will mean higher income taxes on the sale of goodwill and the inability to defer income from the sale of goodwill using a corporation. Business owners should contact our experienced Toronto tax lawyers immediately in order to carry out a corporate reorganization before the end of the year to take advantage of the tax savings offered by the old rules. The reorganization must be completed by December 31, 2016.


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