Tax shelter – According to the Income Tax Act, a tax shelter is generally defined as any property or gifting arrangement for which a promoter represents that an investor can claim deductions or credits that equal or exceed the cost of the property less certain benefits within a four-year period.

Also, a gifting arrangement where the donor incurs a limited-recourse debt related to the gift will be a tax shelter. Generally, a limited-recourse debt is a debt where the borrower is not at risk for the repayment.

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