The sale of a privately held company can result in a sizable amount of tax. The greater the growth, the more significant the pain from a tax perspective, as the government takes a larger cut of the purchase price. But with a little foresight and tax planning, this cut can be reduced.

If you're planning on selling your business at some point in the future this article I wrote for Business In Vancouver may give you an idea or two on how you might save on tax.