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    Looking to Multiply Capital Gains Exemptions? Think Twice.

    In the recent decision Gervais v. R., the Tax Court of Canada denied a taxpayer’s attempt to multiply the capital gains exemption with his spouse.

    Mr. Gervais owned shares, worth approximately $2,000,000, of a family owned business. In contemplation of a sale, Mr. Gervais carried out a series of transactions seeking to use his own capital gains exemption and his spouse’s capital gains exemption. His strategy involved three steps:

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