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PST Exemption for Business Assets upon Rollover

RST (Retail Sales Tax) and PST (Provincial Sales Tax) are the same thing. Businesses with taxable sales and services are required to register with the Manitoba Taxation Division and collect and remit RST. Generally, RST is applicable on all goods or services unless there is an exemption. One notable exemption is on a rollover of assets between related parties. This means that if you are… Read More »

How Bankruptcy Impacts Estate Planning

When preparing a Will or Power of Attorney you need to make sure that the person(s) chosen to handle the affairs of the estate can get the job done. Skills, reliability and trustworthiness are primary considerations.  Whether someone is or may be at risk of becoming bankrupt is another factor to consider. Appointment of Bankrupt as Executor: Section 9 of Manitoba’s The Trustee Act states… Read More »

Manitoba New Home Warranty Act – Will you be Ready for it?

The Manitoba provincial government has proclaimed the New Home Warranty Act and Regulation to come into force as of January 1, 2020. As a new home buyer, a builder or a lender, you should start to familiarize yourselves with the new rules and requirements, so that you are not caught off guard.  The following is a basic overview of the new regulatory scheme: In most… Read More »

Rent Guidelines for 2018

The Manitoba Government has set the rent increase guideline – being the amount by which landlords can increase the rent of units without applying to the branch – to 1.3% effective January 1, 2018. There are certain residential units that are exempt from the rent increase guidelines, including: units renting for more than $1,475 a month as of December 31, 2017 units managed by, or… Read More »

Federal versus Provincial Incorporation

As a new business, one of the questions facing a business owner is whether you should incorporate at the provincial or federal level. There are of course benefits to either option and it is up to the individual owner to determine which fits their corporation best.  Incorporating federally has some benefits, one of which is that the corporation has the right to carry on business… Read More »

Why Should I Keep My Corporate Records Up To Date?

With the hustle and bustle of everyday business life, business owners sometimes forget about little things, including corporate record maintenance. Managing your corporate affairs should also include managing your corporate record maintenance, and in particular, the legal aspects of maintenance. There are many changes that may seem simple that occur during a corporation’s life cycle, such as officers and directors of the corporation changing, changing… Read More »