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rental properties under personal tax or corporation?

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rental properties under personal tax or corporation?

Folks,
I have 4 rental properties of which 1 is under corporation and 3 under my personal name. What i need help with is

1) For taxation purpose would it be better to keep all 4 rental under incorporated corporation or leave it as is ? , Any risk involved for having more properties in corporation vs personal?
2) If the answer is YES to 1) , how to i change rentals from personal to corporation? Is this just a matter of going to accountant and making a change or ?

Appreciate all your help.
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best to talk to a real estate accountant.
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A lawyer needs to transfer ownership of properties, an accountant can't do that.
[OP]
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Jan 22, 2015
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Toronto
Does this means until the ownership's are not changed to corporation, i can't put them under corporation i guess?

Secondly, my question was which way is better in terms of paying less taxes... under personal or corporation? which way is better?
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to transfer from your personal to corp, would trigger a capital gains tax (personal) and land transfer taxes (corp).
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Depends on your tax bracket...
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Unless you have 5 full time employees, this income inside the corporation will be considered passive income and taxed at the highest rate (until you take the income out)

Best to keep these in your personal name.
hammadarif wrote: Folks,
I have 4 rental properties of which 1 is under corporation and 3 under my personal name. What i need help with is

1) For taxation purpose would it be better to keep all 4 rental under incorporated corporation or leave it as is ? , Any risk involved for having more properties in corporation vs personal?
2) If the answer is YES to 1) , how to i change rentals from personal to corporation? Is this just a matter of going to accountant and making a change or ?

Appreciate all your help.

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