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Ian V. MacInnis




Ian is a Partner in the firm's Tax Group. His tax practice involves advising on a broad range of tax matters, including corporate reorganizations, cross-border transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, financings, personal tax and estate planning, tax dispute resolution and voluntary disclosures.


APRIL 24 2017

Dollars and Sense Spring 2017

Ontario announced a 15% tax on the purchase or acquisition of an interest in residential property located in the Greater Golden Horseshoe ("GGH") by individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada and by foreign corporations ("foreign entities") and certain taxable trustees.

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APRIL 19 2017

Reporting Now Required To Claim The Principal Residence Exemption ("PRE")

The long-standing administrative policy of the CRA was not to require an individual to report the disposition of a principal residence if there was no capital gain remaining after applying the PRE...

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OCTOBER 17 2016

Dollars and Sense Fall 2016

The principal residence exemption ("PRE") is one of the most significant "tax breaks" available under the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Act")...

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JULY 18 2016

Dollars and Sense Summer 2016

The 2015 Federal Budget contained significant amendments to section 55 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Act"). These amendments recently became law and will generally apply retroactively to dividends received after April 20, 2015

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OCTOBER 29 2015

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MARCH 19 2015

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MAY 13 2014

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Representative Work

ConceptWave Software Inc.

Acted as counsel to ConceptWave Software Inc. and certain founding shareholders on the September 2012 acquisition by Ericsson Canada Inc.

Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.

Advised on tax matters for Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. in connection with December 2011 master purchase and sale agreement with TransCanada Corp. for turnkey solar farms.


  • Canadian Real Estate Income Tax Guide (Co-Author/Editor, CCH Canadian Limited)
    - A quarterly looseleaf and electronic publication on the income tax and GST aspects of real estate
  • Tax Topics (CCH Canadian Limited)
    - Various articles from 1996 to 2012
  • The Controlling Mind - The Tax Perspective (Carswell - Contributing Author)
  • Canadian Taxation of Real Estate (4th Edition), 2004 (Co-Author with Michael Atlas, C.A., CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Reasonable Expectation of Profit and Other Heresies (2002 Ontario Tax Conference)

Speaking Engagements

  • Buying or Selling a Business: An Overview of Tax Considerations (Ontario Bar Association - Institute 2013)
  • GST Aspects of Certain Arm's Length and Non-Arm's Length Transfers of Real Estate and Different Business Transactions
    - Ontario Bar Association program entitled "Taxation of Real Estate Transactions - A User's Guide", September 18, 2007


  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Guitar Society of Toronto - Past President
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada


  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1989
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1987
  • McGill University, B. Comm., 1984

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