Archive for the ‘Land Development’ Category

Tax planning proposals: Letter response to attack on family, small business

Posted on: August 9th, 2017 by Real Estate Accountants 2 Comments
Letter to MP, MPP on tax planning proposals

With the federal government’s recent release of a series of tax planning proposals(see Tax Planning Using Private Corporations), they read squarely as an attack on small business, family business, and real estate investors. We have discussed the impacts of these tax planning proposals in detail both on this blog, and through a detailed article and […]

Corporate tax planning proposals attack on family businesses, investors

Posted on: July 25th, 2017 by Real Estate Accountants 7 Comments
Corporate Tax Planning proposals announced by Liberal government attack on family business and investors

Business owners were warned in the 2017 Federal Budget that discussion papers were coming to consider corporate tax planning. But with the release of the Liberal government’s Tax Planning Using Private Corporations proposals on July 18, few advisors dreamed of the level the government would attack small business owners, family businesses, and investors. Not only […]

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan – Round-Up

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments
Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan, and its potential impacts on real estate markets not only in the GTA but across Canada, has been dominating the conversations of real estate and construction industry members. We have pulled together a series of articles from BDO Canada around these topics to provide overview and opinion on the latest developments, […]

Real estate & construction industry: Budget sets sights on business owners & investors

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Real Estate Accountants 1 Comment
Budget 2017 and the Real Estate and Construction Industries

For those in the real estate and construction industries, it’s what wasn’t in the 2017 Federal Budget that should give pause for concern. While money for a national housing strategy is a plus, the potential attacks on key tax planning tools for business owners is worrisome. In contrast to the prior two budgets, this budget […]

Brownfield development: Factors to consider

Posted on: February 20th, 2017 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments
Brownfield development

Developing “brownfields” – those abandoned or underused places where past activities may have left behind environmental contamination – is a more and more common practice for real estate investors and developers. Why? Brownfields are often located in places that would otherwise be considered ideal for development, including downtowns, waterfronts, and next to residential areas that provide […]

3 GST/HST areas to navigate when constructing multi-unit residential buildings

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by Real Estate Accountants 4 Comments
Paperwork

GST/HST issues surrounding building multi-unit residential complexes are questions that have a large impact on cash flow and costs. Savvy real estate investors and builders coordinate the intricacies of GST/HST issues with their real estate accountants as  a matter of course to avoid surprises. Builders and investors must consider at least three GST/HST areas when constructing a residential […]

Canadian real estate market: 4 trends affecting the landscape

Posted on: May 25th, 2016 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments
real estate market trends

Talking about the “Canadian Market” is difficult in a country with so many varied and specific sub-markets. What is happening in Vancouver and Toronto vs. Calgary and Windsor or Halifax? These are all very different conversations. But some overall economic drivers affect each of these markets in different and interesting ways. BDO Canada’s Real Estate […]