Filers of 2020 income taxes can claim expenses for working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Deduction rules broadened for 2020 income taxes

The Canada Revenue Agency is expected to align with Revenu Québec in allowing employees to claim expenses for working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, including for a "reasonable" portion of rent.


Government fees a large percentage of GTA new home prices: BILD

The impact of all government fees, taxes and charges on the price of new homes in the GTA has increased significantly, according to a new report from BILD.


Feds scrutinize real estate deals for tax compliance

The federal government is stepping up its scrutiny of real estate deals in a crackdown on tax cheating, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reported last Friday
Financial Management


Safeguarding a non-profit condo’s status

A non-profit condo corporation could lose its status if it generates income from activities that are not incidental to its overall non-profit activities.
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Toronto’s land transfer tax remains unscathed

Despite vocal opposition from the real estate industry, attempts to reduce the Toronto land transfer tax in the 2014 budget have failed.
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Canadian Property Management

Property tax inequity in Vancouver

Unsustainable property tax rates in Vancouver favour residential owners over businesses.
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Canadian Property Management

Industry group slams “unworkable” parking levy

A report released by a real estate industry coalition warns of the negative impact a proposed parking levy would have on the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Canadian Property Management

Saskatchewan property values jump

Across the province, property values increased an average of 67 per cent upon the recent reassessment ...

Canadian Property Management

Re-evaluating stormwater run-off costs

Advocates for the commercial real estate industry are united in opposition to a suggested new formula for calculating Toronto’s stormwater service charges.

Construction Business

Rising municipal fees

Construction companies know how important it is to control costs. However, British Columbia’s municipalities don’t seem to share the same sentiment. Municipal government is costing ...
John Deacon, Marko Djurdjevac


Legal update

This video report provides a legal update on recent legislative challenges and court rulings. Commentators: Deacon Spears Fedson & Montizambert's John Deacon and Miller Thomson's Marko Djurdjevac.

Canadian Property Management

Austerity delays equity

The Ontario government has halted promised property tax relief for commercial and industrial ratepayers in Toronto, Hamilton and several other municipalities with a higher than
Dean McCabe, Sally Thompson, Richard Senechal


Taxing times

This video report addresses how to handle the impact of the HST. Commentators: Brookfield Residential's Dean McCabe, Halsall Associates' Sally Thompson and CG Maintenance's Richard Senechal.