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2 June 2016

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Canada Announces that Delaware and Florida Limited Liability Partnerships will be Treated as Corporations for Tax Purposes

On 26 May 2016, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that it has taken the position that limited liability partnerships (LLP) and limited liability limited partnerships (LLLP) organized under the laws of the U.S. states of Delaware and Florida will be treated as corporations for tax purposes. The reasoning for the treatment as corporations is based on the separate legal personality and extensive limited liability of the two forms. However, CRA will be willing to treat existing LLPs and LLLPs as partnerships if certain conditions are met, including that:

  • The LLP or LLLP was formed and began to carry on business before July 2016;
  • The LLP or LLLP is converted to a partnership form recognized by the CRA before 2018;
  • The LLP or LLLP was never converted from an entity form treated as a corporation by the CRA;
  • The LLP or LLLP (or any of its members) has never taken a position with the CRA that the entity was anything other than a partnership; and
  • It is clear based on surrounding facts and circumstances that the members of the LLP or LLLP are carrying on business in common with a view to profit, and intended to create an entity that would be treated as a partnership.

Since the CRA announcement only mentions Delaware and Florida, it is unclear whether the CRA intends to take a similar position on similar entities formed under the law of other U.S. states. CRA is expected to issue additional guidance on the matter in the near future.

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