Investing in Real Estate

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The right structure to achieve your real estate investment goals Investing in real estate can be a sound business move, especially for those looking to diversify their holdings or optimize cash flow. With property prices steadily on the rise in Canada, coupled with low interest rates, many Canadians are setting their sights on real estate ….

The building blocks of success(ion planning)

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Many entrepreneurs and business owners avoid succession planning because they think of it as something that will happen far off in the future, or as an indication of the end of their businesses – or even their lives. Succession planning is less about deciding what to do with the business once you are no longer ….

Own Land in an Ontario Corporation? New Rules Apply

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By David Posner, Partner If an Ontario corporation owns land in Ontario, it is now required to prepare and maintain registers of ownership interests in the land at it’s registered office. The register must identify each property and state the date of acquisition of the property and the date of its disposal (if applicable). The ….

In Loving Memory of Charles Meyer Zeifman

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Charles Meyer Zeifman (Meyer) had a vision – to create a workplace committed to quality, service and client relationships. Meyer’s journey to achieve his vision was not easy, however. Meyer originally aspired to be an architect. Unfortunately, his aspirations took a turn sideways when he was unable to complete the final examinations that were only ….

Highlights of the Proposed Trump Tax Plan

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By Stanley Abraham, CPA, CA, CPA (New York), MSci, Partner, U.S. Tax President Donald Trump has released a brief document outlining what his administration is calling “the biggest tax cut in U.S. history”. Canadians should not assume the proposals outlined below will become law. There is no “Budget Night” equivalent in the U.S.  A description ….

Top Ten Financial Management Tips for Real Estate in 2017

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Real estate has been one of the hottest investment vehicles across Canada in recent years, and 2017 is shaping up to be no different. To make sure your real estate business provides the returns you’re looking for, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to managing CRA tax rules and other ….

In Loving Memory Of Carolynn P. Orth

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It is with deep sadness that Zeifmans announces the passing of our beloved partner, Carolynn P. Orth. Carolynn passed away on March 29, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. We are grieving at the loss of Carolynn, who was such a significant part of the fabric of Zeifmans and whose passing has left a ….

2017 Federal Budget Commentary

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March 22, 2017 marked the release of the second federal budget (Budget) of the Justin Trudeau Liberal Government. The Budget was clearly impacted by the shift in policies of the recently elected US President and his administration. Accordingly, the Budget adopted a very cautious approach to revenue generation and new spending initiatives, as it is ….