Other transfers of property

If you give capital property as a gift, you are considered to have sold it at its fair market value (FMV) at the time you give the gift. Include any taxable capital gain or allowable capital loss on your income tax and benefit return for the year that you give the gift.

If you sell property to someone with whom you do not deal at arm's length and the selling price is less than its FMV, your selling price is considered to be the FMV. Similarly, if you buy property from someone with whom you do not deal at arm's length, and the purchase price is more than the FMV, your purchase price is considered to be the FMV.

Special rules allow you to transfer property at an amount other than the property's FMV. If these rules apply to you, you may be able to postpone paying tax on any capital gains you had from the transfer. For more information, see Examples of common transfers.

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