Disposition of property

Summary policy

September 3, 2003

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Key words

Property (disposition) - Capital gain

Policy statement

Under the Income Tax Act, when a taxpayer (that is, an individual or a corporation) disposes of property by way of a gift to a qualified donee, the taxpayer is deemed to have proceeds of disposition equal to the fair market value of the property at the time of the gift. If the fair market value of the property exceeds its adjusted cost base, the taxpayer will realize a capital gain as a result of such a disposition.


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