Pearse Trust Blog



Canada Challenges FATCA

Posted by Pearse Trust on Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014

In what appears to be the first challenge to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”), lawyers for Gwen Deegan of Toronto and Virginia Hillis of Windsor, Ontario say that FATCA exposes their clients 'to a deprivation of their liberty and security of the persons', in violation of Canadian Constitutional rights. FATCA applies to all “US persons”, which in itself is an expansive test and captures many groups of people that may not even realise they are “US persons".

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Tags: Legal, Tax, Canada, USA

A Landmark Case For Trust Administrators: Fundy Settlement v Canada

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Sep 10, 2012

Fundy Settlement v Canada [2012 SCC 14] is a landmark case which used a test in order to put to rest any doubts which Trust Administrators might have in connection to the residence of a Trust for Tax purposes. 

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Tags: Trusts, Canada

7 Essential Facts On British Columbia Limited Liability Partnerships

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Apr 11, 2011

Canada Background

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Tags: Tax, Canada, Limited Liability Partnerships, British Columbia, Partnerships

6 Reasons To Incorporate in Canada

Posted by Pearse Trust on Monday, Mar 28, 2011

1.  Background

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Tags: Legal, Tax, VAT, Canada, Limited Liability Partnerships, British Columbia