The Latest at Collins Barrow Ottawa

  • Income Tax Considerations in Structuring Real Estate Transactions with Life Interest

    A life interest in real estate provides an exclusive right to use a property during the lifetime of the holder of the interest. Often, an individual will incorporate a life interest on a transfer of a property by way of gift to a relative in order to ensure that the individual has use of the property during their lifetime, to know for certain who will own the property when they die, and to avoid probate fees upon death.

    Collins Barrow Toronto launches SR&ED tax recovery practice

    Toronto, ON – Collins Barrow Toronto launches its Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax recovery practice. Led by the firm’s newest director, Dale Wilson, the group is comprised of senior industrial engineering specialists and specialized tax accountants working to ensure companies maximize investment tax credit benefits.

    Corporate Finance

    Your go-to resource for investment banking, transaction structuring, M&A and capital advice — whether you’re a buyer, seller, lender, private equity investor or focused on growing or restructuring your business — our Corporate Finance professionals are masters of the art of the deal.

  • Application of GST/HST to Condominium Fees

    Provinces have legislation that allows for the creation of not-for-profit entities to collect fees from owners of certain real property to pay expenses for the upkeep and maintenance of the property. These entities are often known as condominium corporations. The issue then arises as to whether or not GST/HST applies to the fees being charged.

    Collins Barrow Windsor grows its R&D tax team

    Windsor, ON – Collins Barrow Windsor continues to build its R&D and Government Incentives practice with the addition of two new R&D and Incentives specialists. Joining as a senior manager, Mary Anne Maslanka comes with extensive expenditure claim management and tax expertise. As a manager, Craig Hoover brings deep scientific and technical knowledge that enables him to develop custom tax credit solutions for clients.

    Investment Funds

    The investment funds industry has experienced significant growth in the last 20 years directly contributing to the wellbeing of the Canadian economy. As the leading advisors to the mid-market investment funds sector, we are the right partners to bring greater financial clarity and guidance.

  • Planning Considerations When Selling the Farm

    There comes a time eventually when every farm will need be sold. Often, farms are sold by the owner’s choice, upon retirement or to transfer to the next generation. In other cases the sale is forced, as in the case of death, disability or financial difficulty. Whether the sale is made to the neighbour down the road or to the farmer’s children, perhaps at less than fair market value, planning is necessary to ensure the sale takes place in a tax-efficient manner. A farm owner has several options.

    CB on the record: Engineering & Mining Journal

    Engineering & Mining Journal recently called on Collins Barrow to contribute to an article focused on mining in Ontario. Ben Gibbons, vice president of corporate finance at Collins Barrow Toronto, met with writers to discuss private equity within the context of Canadian mining.