End of the HST: Update 2012


Course Date: October 23, 2012

Total: 5h 13min

Welcome

Rosemary J. Anderson, CA — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver
Terry G. Barnett — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Introduction and Overview of PSTA Legislation

  • how does it work?
  • how has it changed?

Rosemary J. Anderson, CA — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver
Noah Sarna — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

PST on Services and Digital Products

  • extension of the tax base
  • what’s taxable now?

Rosemary J. Anderson, CA — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver
Noah Sarna — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Law Practice Issues

  • transition from HST to PST
  • legal services: what’s taxable?
  • ethics/client relations
  • dates to remember

Parveen B. Karsan — Koffman Kalef LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

Impact on Real Property and Construction

  • overview
  • comparison: HST to PST
  • transitional rebates
  • implications for businesses

Terry G. Barnett — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Corporate Reorganizations

  • review of the application of the new PST to common reorganizations
    • incorporation of sole proprietorships
    • asset transfers between related and unrelated corporations
    • transactions involving partnerships

Mark Worrall, CA — KPMG LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

What’s Next?: Panel Discussion

  • potential problem areas
  • outstanding legislation
  • next steps

Rosemary J. Anderson, CA — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver
Terry G. Barnett — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver
Parveen B. Karsan — Koffman Kalef LLP, Vancouver
Noah Sarna — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver 
Mark Worrall, CA — KPMG LLP, Vancouver