Month: January 2022

Underused Housing Tax – more exclusions coming?

Finance has provided additional details for the 1% Underused Housing Tax on non-resident, non-Canadian owned residential real estate in Canada that is considered to be vacant or underused. Legislation to implement the Underused Housing Tax Act (UHT Act) is included in Bill C-8, which received first reading on December 15, 2021. The new annual tax …

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CEBA loan repayment extended

The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program¬†has provided interest-free, partially forgivable loans to nearly 900,000 small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to help them navigate the pandemic and remain resilient. However, the Omicron variant has delayed the recovery for businesses in many parts of the country. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister …

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Theranos founder convicted of fraud

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been convicted of defrauding investors after a months-long landmark trial in California. Prosecutors said Holmes knowingly lied about technology she said could detect diseases with a few drops of blood. Jurors found Holmes guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud against investors and three charges of wire fraud. She denied the …

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