Toronto City Council has approved the sale and leaseback of the Toronto Transit Commission's 372 subway cars, which could save the city an estimated Cdn$50-80 million over 26 years. Advisors and lawyers will now be looking for U.S. investors to buy the cars and lease them back to the city. U.S. tax law allows such investors to deduct the depreciation cost of the assets, which in turn enables them to lease them back to Toronto at a lower cost than the city itself can finance them. That is because under Canadian tax law, a municipality cannot deduct the depreciation.

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    • Westell, D
  • Publication Date: 2000-7


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  • Pagination: p. 32
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  • Accession Number: 00798390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2000 12:00AM