Author: Andy Yap

A 10-Point Guide of Financial and Tax Planning Considerations for International Employees Coming to Canada

Andy Yap • November 22, 2017
Andy YapSo, you got that job promotion but it involves a work transfer to another country. Your spouse and children are excited for the adventure and you’re looking forward to a change of scenery. You have already found a house in the other country and have enrolled your children in a local school. You sold your ... Read More

Top 10 Business and Tax Considerations for Canada-Bound Companies

Andy Yap • November 21, 2017
Andy YapIn today’s global economy, it has become easier for companies to conduct their business in other countries. Through technology and mobility of their workforce, companies looking to expand into new markets sometimes pursue opportunities in a foreign country; however, many of these companies may not always be aware of the potential implications of ... Read More

3 Tax Tips for Foreign Holdings and Foreign Business Activities

Andy Yap • June 17, 2017
Andy YapWith the world at our fingertips and more accessible than ever before, it has become quite common for Canadians to own foreign real estate, and for companies to carry on business in foreign jurisdictions. While such holdings may be greatly convenient and quite profitable, foreign real estate can be tricky when it comes to tax ... Read More

Federal Budget 2017 – International Tax Measures

Andy Yap • March 23, 2017
Andy YapThe 2017 Federal Budget announced the government’s continuing goal to address base erosion and profit sharing (BEPS) and international tax evasion that was first dealt with in the 2016 Federal Budget. Canada has worked with the Group of 20 (G20) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to develop recommendations un ... Read More

Federal Budget 2017 – GST/HST Tax Changes

Andy Yap • March 23, 2017
Andy YapThe Federal Budget of March 22, 2017, announced certain changes to the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) regarding ride-sharing services and non-resident tourists. Ride-Sharing Services To ensure that ride-sharing businesses are exposed to the same sales tax rules as taxi operators, the definition of a tax business under the Exc ... Read More