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Paying Inter-Corporate Dividends? Proceed with Caution

Paying Inter-Corporate Dividends? Proceed with Caution

May 17, 2016, No. 2016-28. Canadian corporations that receive dividends from other Canadian corporations now have more guidance from the CRA about the potential application of an expanded anti-avoidance rule. Many corporations may be adversely affected by this rule, which recharacterizes certain otherwise tax-free inter-corporate dividends as capital gains that are subject to tax. This expanded rule will apply to dividends received after April 20, 2015.


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