The Canada Revenue Agency (the Canadian income tax department) has announced that effective May 25, 2004 it will no longer accept a single purpose Canadian corporation that would previously been set up to hold United States personal use real property with the objective of avoiding US estate tax on death of the individual. The previous policy will continue to apply to arrangements in place on May 25, 2004.
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