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Client Update – Nova Scotia Unlimited Companies: An Update

Withholding tax and other issues under the Fifth Protocol

The Fifth Protocol to the Canada-US Tax Convention, 1980 introduced significant changes which may affect the use of most unlimited companies and other so-called ULCs. These new rules will come into effect on January 1, 2010. US investors currently using or considering using ULCs to structure their Canadian investments should consult with their professional advisors. It may be desirable to undertake transactions in 2009 that are currently subject to treaty-reduced withholding rates, such as the payment of dividends and interest.

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