Personal Real Estate Incorporation in Ontario

INCORPORATE YOUR PERSONAL
REAL ESTATE CORPORATION (PREC)

INCORPORATE A PERSONAL
REAL ESTATE CORP.
(PREC)

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  • Work with an Incorporation Lawyer from start to finish
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  • Includes all filing fees and corporate organizational documents
  • Efficient online process and quick turnaround times
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“We’ve helped many people incorporate in Ontario. If you have questions or need advice, feel free to call or email us. We offer a free 30 minute consultation.”

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS
$799 All Inclusive Pricing

OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

PERSONAL
REAL ESTATE
CORPORATIONS

$799
All Inclusive

Our Package Includes

  • Electronic Minute Book
  • Articles & Certificate of Incorporation
  • Corporate By-Laws
  • Director & Shareholder Resolutions
  • Share Subscription & Share Certificates
  • Registers & Ledgers
  • E-signing with Docusign
  • – Electronic Minute Book
  • – Articles & Certificate of Incorporation
  • – Supplemental Agreement
  • – RECO Registrar Notification
  • – Corporate By-Laws
  • – Director & Shareholder Resolutions
  • – Share Subscription & Share Certificates
  • – Registers & Ledgers
  • – Government Filing Fee
  • – 3rd Party Fees Disbursements
  • – Nuans Name Search
  • – Business Number/Tax Accounts
  • – Form 1 Initial Return filing
  • – Legal Advice and Consultation
  • – E-signing with Docusign
  • Government Filing Fees
  • 3rd Party Fees Disbursements
  • Nuans Name Search
  • CRA Business Number/Tax Accounts
  • Form 1 Initial Return filing
  • RECO Notification & Supplemental Agreement
  • Legal Advice and Consultation
  • 5 star review  Matthew was absolutely fantastic in helping me incorporate. He was very prompt in email correspondence and really took the time to hear me out and explain legal concepts in a patient and simplified manner. The reviews for his firm are what attracted me to use his services in the first place, and I couldn't be happier. The added benefit is that he is still available to answer your questions even after you have incorporated. Rest assured I will be referring him to others and will definitely keep him in mind should I ever require additional services. To Matthew and his team, THANK YOU!

    thumb Ameet Ahluwalia
    7/08/2018
  • 5 star review  I recently moved to the GTA to start a business. I wanted to make sure all the legal aspects are covered before I launch my business and that’s where Matthew came in. He was extremely approachable, down to earth, attentive and professional. He offered me excellent legal advice, things that I wouldn’t expect to be held legally accountable. Great experience working with him. Thanks Matthew

    thumb Al W
    10/03/2018
  • 5 star review  Had a great experience with Matthew and Jana. I hired them to help me with some corporate legal issues. They got me exactly what I wanted, working very efficiently and quickly (I went to another firm befor them and was told it would take 5 times as long as it took Matthew to get what I hired them to do). They were great at explaining a lot of info about the process and the law in a clear and concise way that’s easy to understand. I left very happy. Highly recommend. Josh

    thumb Joshua Goldberg
    3/22/2018
  • 5 star review  Jana was amazing! She was informative, professional and made the process of incorporating simple. She sent me links from the College of Nurses to help me make an informed decision. I was very impressed with their services. I would highly recommend!

    thumb Darlene Esteves
    7/01/2020
  • 5 star review  If you are reading this review I am guessing you are in the process of shopping around for an incorporation service. Look no further, the experience I had with Ordower Law was just GREAT!. Matthew is knowledgeable and is prepared to answers all questions you throw at him. He and his team made the whole process seamless and fast. I understand his services are not limited to just incorporation but also what a corporation might on the long run, I recommend Ordower Law over other online services that you might be looking at.

    thumb George Joseph
    2/25/2019
  • 5 star review  Matthew called me within an hour of my inquiry. He made me feel very comfortable with the whole process and briefly discussed my best options, how much it would cost and how long it would take. After conveniently e-transferring the fee, Jana called me within minutes to get a better understanding of how I wanted to structure my business. She was very friendly, relatable, knowledgeable and helpful. Overall, this experience took a daunting task and made it quick, easy and hassle free. Thanks guys!

    thumb Grandeur Zealous
    7/07/2018
  • 5 star review  I recently worked with Ordower Law Professional Corporation while incorporating my business. The team was AMAZING! They were very prompt in responding to my requests and proved to be thorough when reviewing my documentation. The overall service they provided was over and above what I had expected - they gave me some really great start-up tips that I am thankful for!

    thumb ReRouting Inc.
    5/28/2018
  • 5 star review  Very friendly and courteous service. All my questions were answered promptly and I received all my documents within 24 hours of visiting! Super pleased with the service!

    thumb Marcelle Mariani
    12/21/2019
  • 5 star review  Matthew and Jana went the extra mile for us - we incorporated federally very quickly. Pain free navigation through the whole process and a specially worded indemnity agreement which suits us down to the ground - all very good value for money. I wholeheartedly recommend them!

    thumb Adrian Bowker
    6/26/2018
  • 5 star review  I was being helped by Matthew and I am extremely satisfied with his work. He is very responsive, helpful, and supportive. I needed an incorporation service and I could not recommend this firm more. I will definitely bring my business back to them in the future.

    thumb Dom Mazzuca
    7/06/2020

SOME FAQ’S ABOUT INCORPORATION

What are the tax advantages of incorporating a PREC?

The main tax advantages of incorporating a PREC is that your remuneration will be paid to the corporation and not you personally for tax purposes.  And, your PREC will be eligible for the small business deduction on that income:

The small business deduction effectively lowers your corporate tax rate to about 12.5% on the first $500,000 that your company makes each year. It’s available on your active business income only (not income from passive investments) and is available to Canadian Controlled Private Companies (referred to as CCPC’s). Keep in mind that this is a deferral only meaning that once you pull money out of your company it becomes your personal income and is taxed at the marginal tax rates on your T1 return. To the extent that you can leave the earnings in the company, the deferral “lives” and you can use the additional money to grow and invest in your business.

There may be other tax benefits and you can always consult an accountant. If you need a referral to an accountant in your area, just let us know.

Can I use my PREC for business other than real estate?

There are no restrictions on the business the PREC may carry on except the following: Your PREC cannot carry on the business of trading in real estate other than providing the services of its controlling shareholder to a brokerage, which it may do only if all of the criteria and conditions prescribed by the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (Ontario) and its regulations for personal real estate corporations are satisfied.

What are the criteria for your corporation to be considered a PREC?

1. The corporation is incorporated or continued under the Ontario Business Corporations Act.
2. All of the equity shares of the corporation are owned, directly or indirectly, by the controlling shareholder.  The controlling shareholder is the individual employed by the brokerage as a salesperson. Directly or Indirectly means that holding companies meeting certain criteria may be used.
3. The sole director of the corporation is the controlling shareholder.
4. The president, being the sole officer of the corporation, is the controlling shareholder.
5. Each non-equity share of the corporation is owned by the controlling shareholder or a permitted family member or permitted trust.
6. The controlling shareholder controls the business and affairs of the corporation and no written agreement changes that.

What conditions apply for your PREC to be exempt from registration?

The following conditions are prescribed for the purposes of  the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002.  These conditions are detailed and we are providing a brief summary only:
1. The controlling shareholder is employed by a brokerage to trade in real estate.
2. The PREC does not carry on the business of trading in real estate other than providing the services of its controlling shareholder to the brokerage.
3. You cannot represent to the public that you trade in real estate.
4. The PREC is not a brokerage.
5. Only the brokerage pays the PREC for trading in real estate, no other person.
6. The PREC does not hold funds in trust in connection with a real estate deal.
7. There is a written agreement between the PREC, the controlling shareholder and the brokerage governing the relationship between the brokerage and the corporation and its controlling shareholder and setting out certain specified matters such non-obstruction, cooperation and assistance.

Do I need a Section 85 Tax Rollover?

Speak to Your Accountant! There may be tax issues to consider in moving to a PREC. You may need to transfer the goodwill of your business to the PREC on a tax deferred basis by doing a Section 85 rollover.  Ask your accountant about whether a Section 85 Rollover would be advisable in your circumstances. Our package does not include the rollover paperwork, however we can certainly help if this is required. Our typical fee to create the paperwork for a general goodwill rollover is $500.00 plus HST and your accountant will file the election form with CRA when required.

How long does it take to incorporate?

For Ontario corporations, the entire process can be completed within 2-3 business hours. That’s because the incorporation documents are filed automatically.

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