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Ontario’s Corporate Record-Keeping Requirements


It can be easy to forget all the legal obligations you have as a corporate owner. We are not talking about taxes, which are always with us. With your incorporation comes reporting and record-keeping requirements that never go away. Do you know what those requirements are? Failure to meet reporting and record-keeping requirements could prove very costly with fines or other penalties involved.

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What Happens if You Die Without a Will

What Happens if You Die Without a Will?


In Ontario, if you die without a will your property is distributed in accordance with intestacy rules set out in Part II of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”).

Under the SLRA rules, who gets your property after you die depends on whether you’re married and how many children you have.


If you’re legally married and have no children your estate goes to your spouse. It is important to note that this happens even if you’re separated from your spouse but have not had a divorce.

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What is a Corporate Reorganization

The Canada Business Corporations Act and other federal laws set forth a fairly narrow definition of a corporate reorganization, primarily applying to corporations that are insolvent, or in other words, bankrupt. In general, insolvent corporations reorganize or dissolve, and those are both obviously forms of reorganization. However, in common usage, reorganization has taken on a broader meaning that can include any number of measures by a corporation that have nothing to do with insolvency or bankruptcy. Anytime a business changes its structure in some way, that is considered a reorganization in the business world. The changes can be minor or significant – reorganization is a flexible tool for business to accomplish any number of goals.

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