SBD Limitations - CRA provides an example to demonstrate when a partner can assign their Specified Partnership Business Limit to a CCPC (where all parties act at arm's length).

SPECIFIED PARTNERSHIP INCOME (SPI) – ASSIGNMENT OF BUSINESS LIMIT

At the October 5, 2018 APFF Round Table, CRA commented on the ability to assign business limit in a fairly complex business structure. CRA’s preliminary response included the diagram below.

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The question indicated that each of A, B, C and D act at arm’s length to each other and to ABCD LLP and Serviceco.

CRA first noted that, as Serviceco provides services exclusively to ABCD LLP, and one of its shareholders is a partnerServiceco is a deemed member of the partnership and will not be eligible to claim the small business deduction in the absence of an assignment of Specified Partnership Business Limit (SPBL) from a partner.

CRA discussed the ability of each partner to assign SPBL to Serviceco (Subsection 125(8)). CRA confirmed that only a partner in ABCD LLP who is also a shareholder of Serviceco can make an assignment, as all partners act at arm’s length with Serviceco. Reviewing each principal’s structure, CRA indicated the following:

(a) As Holdco A and Holdco C were not shareholders of Serviceco, they could not assign any of their SPBL to Serviceco;

(b) As B was both a shareholder of Serviceco and a partner of ABCD LLP, B could assign all or any part of its SPBL to Serviceco; and

(c) As D was not a shareholder of Serviceco, he could not assign any of his SPBL to Serviceco.

For further information see Video Tax News Monthly Tax Update Newsletter, Issue No. 445

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Distribution from Individual Retirement Account in U.S. to Cdn resident upon death of the original plan holder found to be taxable in Canada (Tax Court).

U.S. – INHERITED INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT (IRA)

In a May 9, 2018 Tax Court of Canada case (Owen vs. H.M.Q., 2016-2903(IT)I), the Court ruled that the distribution from an IRA to a Canadian resident upon the death of the original plan holder would be a taxable amount (Clause 56(1)(a)(i)(C.1)). An IRA is a U.S. tax sheltered savings plan. While it was noted that the receipt of an inheritance from an estate would not generally trigger tax, this payment came directly from the IRA and not the estate.

U.S. taxes withheld on the payment were allowed as a foreign tax credit.

For further information see Video Tax News Monthly Tax Update Newsletter, Issue No. 446.