Definitions for Foreign spin-offs

Adjusted cost base (ACB)

The actual or deemed cost amount of each share or group of shares that will be used to calculate any capital gain or loss when the shares are sold or disposed of.

Fair market value (FMV)

The highest dollar value you can get for your property or share in an open and unrestricted market between an informed and willing buyer and an informed and willing seller who are dealing at arm's length with each other.

Jurisdiction

The country within which a sovereign power can exercise its authority to govern and apply the law.

Original corporation

The corporation that owned the shares of the spin-off corporation and distributed shares of the spin-off corporation to its shareholders.

Original shares

Common shares of the original corporation.

Spin-off corporation

The corporation that is spun off to the shareholders of the original corporation.

Spin-off shares

Common shares of the spin-off corporation.

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