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Branch vs. Subsidiary, which is right for you?

General Comments on Structuring the Business

 by Crystal Taylor , Partner, Miller Thomson LLP

Logo of Miller ThomsonThere are a number of business structures available to carry on business in Canada for foreign entities. Amongst these include sole proprietorships, partnerships, joint ventures and corporations (both public and private), as well as agency, distributorship and licensing arrangements. Generally, a non-resident entity that is not seeking to set up physical operations in Canada, in other words, those seeking to simply “do business with Canada”, will tend to operate through an agency, distributorship, franchising or licensing arrangement, while those companies that are seeking to “do business in Canada” will opt for one of two options: a Branch Operation or a Canadian Subsidiary Corporation. Tax considerations will be important in making this choice, but a number of non-tax considerations are also relevant.  …<more>…

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One comment on “Branch vs. Subsidiary, which is right for you?

  1. […] General Comments on Structuring the Business  by Crystal Taylor , Partner, Miller Thomson LLP There are a number of business structures available to carry on business in Canada for foreign entities.  […]

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