Business Law And Transactions

10 Tax Tips & Traps for Non-Residents with a Presence in Canada

For international businesses, cross-border investments and transactions can bring numerous uncertainties, not least of which are potential tax liabilities. My clients regularly contact me with concerns about these matters, raising questions about topics such as thin capitalization and back to back loan rules, sending employees overseas, selling real estate, repatriation of funds, and more.

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Choice of US Entity for Foreign Companies

Foreign companies (“FC”) wishing to establish a US entity to expand their business activities in the US will need to consider whether to form a corporation (Inc.) or a limited liability company (LLC).  Likewise, an FC which wants to invest in an Inc. or an LLC will need to be familiar with certain tax and non-tax aspects of an Inc. and an LLC…

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Saturday Side Hustle: What is “Natural”?

A recent market trend when food shopping is a greater increase in seeing words like “natural,” “100% natural,” “all natural,” or “made from natural ingredients” on food product packages. Even though nobody knows what that may mean (at least legally), they seem to like it. So…how does that work?

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Read Delete: Threats to Business Growth in 2019

PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey of world business leaders has revealed the threats to business that CEOs are most concerned about in 2019. 35% of those surveyed are extremely concerned about over-regulation and policy uncertainty. Following close behind in third place is the concern over the availability of key skills.

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Read Delete: U.S. Venture Capital Reaches Dot-Com Era Level

Venture capital funding reached its highest level in 2018 since the boom in 2000. $99.48 billion was invested into venture capital deals last year. The current activity level of investments is being driven by large deals involving later-stage companies that have proven track records. $36.7 billion of the investments were attributed to internet companies.

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