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BC LOTA receives first reading

No. 19, 23 April 2019

On 2 April 2019, Bill 23, Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA), received first reading in the British Columbia legislative assembly. If enacted, the LOTA would establish a registry of beneficial ownership of real property in British Columbia to be administered by the Land Title and Survey Authority. Although the LOTA is not a tax statute, the information contained in the registry it establishes would be publicly available and could be shared with tax and law enforcement officials.

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