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Understanding Synthetic Dispositions – Forward Sale, Other Assets

The March 21, 2013 budget closed several loopholes including synthetic dispositions. Knowledge Bureau Report has been examining examples of arrangements that are now closed and their financial outcomes. Last issue we examined the forward sale of securities; in this issue, we provide an example involving the forward sale of other assets.

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Build Private Pensions for the Disabled with an RDSP

Health care and home care is expensive to governments and can leave gaps in services that you may find unacceptable for your loved one.

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Social Impact Bonds – A New Investment Vehicle?

Recently, the federal and several provincial governments have announced their intention of introducing Social Impact Bonds.

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Canada Has 16 Information Exchange Agreements with Other Countries

On May 9, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, released a statement that the US, Australia, and the UK announced they are in possession of tax-related information involving numerous trusts and companies holding assets on behalf of residents in jurisdictions around the world.

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Understanding Synthetic Dispositions – Forward Sale, Securities

In the May 8 issue of KBR, the article “Understanding Synthetic Dispositions” explained the concepts of synthetic dispositions and their tax implications. In this issue, we provide an example involving the forward sale of securities.

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