Insurance

Kevin Wark

Kevin Wark , LLB, CLU, TEP is managing partner, Integrated Estate Solutions, and tax consultant, Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting. He’s also the author of The Essential Canadian Guide to Estate Planning.

Advisors in breach of provincial regulations could face sanctions

  • June 26, 2020 June 26, 2020
  • 15:00

If your business-owner client uses these trusts, special planning is required

  • October 25, 2019 October 25, 2019
  • 13:00

Watch out for these issues

  • September 12, 2018 September 12, 2018
  • 15:14

A recent Tax Court case debunked a common misconception

  • June 28, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 00:00

Tax consequences associated with policy loan transactions

  • May 11, 2018 September 12, 2018
  • 00:00

An expert offers the details, including tax consequences

  • March 19, 2018 September 4, 2018
  • 00:00

Part five of a series on tax and insurance

  • January 24, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 17:12

Adjusted cost base, collateral insurance deduction affected

  • December 20, 2017 September 4, 2018
  • 14:30

Several transactions either increase or decrease adjusted cost basis

  • November 15, 2017 May 20, 2020
  • 11:00

Tax reporting requirements for various dispositions

  • October 13, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 16:00

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What Seinfeld can teach us about the value of staying the course

  • July 2, 2020 June 30, 2020
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How medical symptom checkers can shine a light on robo-advice

The limits of expert systems

  • June 9, 2020 June 2, 2020
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Emergency fund advice in a time of crisis

Whether accessing funds or inspired to save for the next crisis, here’s what clients need to know

  • April 1, 2020 April 1, 2020
  • 14:30

Disputing when critical illness insurance is payable

Former cabinet minister John Manley lost a case contesting a policy's "triggering event"

  • January 28, 2020 January 28, 2020
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Understanding rebating rules for insurance

Advisors in breach of provincial regulations could face sanctions

  • June 26, 2020 June 26, 2020
  • 15:00

How the CRA takes the life out of life interest trusts

If your business-owner client uses these trusts, special planning is required

  • October 25, 2019 October 25, 2019
  • 13:00

Immediate leveraged insurance: Tips and traps

Watch out for these issues

  • September 12, 2018 September 12, 2018
  • 15:14

Why clients should play it straight with the collateral insurance deduction

A recent Tax Court case debunked a common misconception

  • June 28, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 00:00
Tax & Estate Planning

Jacqueline Power

What clients should know about CERB

Rules govern coordination with other benefits, repayment

  • June 18, 2020 June 18, 2020
  • 15:15

Common RDSP misconceptions

The Registered Disability Savings Plan requires proper planning

  • March 3, 2020 March 5, 2020
  • 14:15

Planning for blended families using trusts

Complex families can have complex needs

  • October 16, 2019 October 16, 2019
  • 13:00

CPP enhancements: what to tell clients

Younger clients will enjoy a greater benefit from changes introduced this year

  • March 20, 2019 June 27, 2019
  • 13:00
Tax & Estate Planning

Rebecca Hett

Help for the social-cause sector during Covid-19

These organizations’ structures dictate CRA compliance and pandemic support

  • June 12, 2020 June 12, 2020
  • 15:00

Help your farmer clients maintain their tax advantages, Part 3

Be aware of the rules and considerations for a tax-deferred property transfer

  • February 6, 2020 February 6, 2020
  • 16:25

Help your farmer clients maintain their tax advantages, Part 2

Find out the criteria for determining qualified farm property

  • January 31, 2020 February 6, 2020
  • 14:00

Help your farmer clients maintain their tax advantages, Part 1

Avoid these pitfalls to access the lifetime capital gains exemption

  • January 30, 2020 January 30, 2020
  • 12:00
Investments

Mark Yamada

The legacy of pandemic debt

Will massive government spending and central bank easing lead to inflation, deflation or both?

  • June 12, 2020 June 22, 2020
  • 09:00

Owning Canadian banks in 2020

How Covid-19 may affect loans, earnings and dividends

  • April 20, 2020 April 20, 2020
  • 12:17

From passive investors to active shareholders

ETF growth is building proxy power for passive managers

  • March 27, 2020 April 13, 2020
  • 09:30

The precariousness of low interest rates: Part 1

Rates have fallen and can’t get up

  • February 7, 2020 February 7, 2020
  • 09:30

A post-pandemic upgrade for advice

Getting intentional about putting clients first

  • June 12, 2020 June 22, 2020
  • 09:00

Finding the courage to be a leader

Industry research can make advisors feel vulnerable. Use that feeling as a call to action.

  • October 25, 2019 October 25, 2019
  • 13:00

Rethink your value proposition

Be clear about what you stand for, so clients won’t fall for what you don’t

  • May 24, 2019 June 11, 2019
  • 09:00

Clients like you, they really like you—and that’s a problem

There's a shadow side to likability

  • May 11, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 00:00
Tax & Estate Planning

Jamie Golombek

Court case shows how much can go wrong with T5008 slip

A taxpayer was told he owed $4.1 million in taxes

  • June 12, 2020 June 22, 2020
  • 09:00

Prescribed rate scheduled to drop for Q3

The lower rate creates opportunities for income splitting

  • May 1, 2020 May 12, 2020
  • 11:54

Part-time advisor’s business income doesn’t justify ‘staggering’ expenses

A Tax Court case shows what can happen to unsupported claims

  • March 27, 2020 April 13, 2020
  • 09:30

Testing of T1135 penalties continues

The latest court case highlights the importance of filing on time

  • February 7, 2020 February 19, 2020
  • 09:30
Market Insights

Jim Otar

How long until my portfolio recovers from March’s sell-off?

Using historical returns to forecast a recovery

  • June 12, 2020 June 22, 2020
  • 09:00

ALDAs: to buy or not to buy

A breakdown of who benefits from the federal government’s proposed annuity

  • February 7, 2020 May 12, 2020
  • 09:30

Prioritize expenses in drawdown calculations

The famous 4% rule won’t work for many clients

  • May 16, 2014 September 8, 2018
  • 00:10

Pitching disability coverage

Picture this: You have a client – 10 years away from retirement – who comes to you for retirement advice. You spend several hours, maybe…

  • June 8, 2010 August 14, 2018
  • 10:11
Tax & Estate Planning

Curtis Davis

How to unlock a life income fund

If clients need liquidity, there are options

  • June 11, 2020 June 5, 2020
  • 12:00

Tax treatment of federal Covid-19 measures

RRIFs, CERB and working from home have tax implications

  • April 14, 2020 April 15, 2020
  • 13:37

Help clients calculate RRSP limits

Breaking down pension adjustments and other challenges

  • February 20, 2020 February 24, 2020
  • 11:03

Sprinkle the income, but beware the tax

A TOSI case study

  • February 7, 2020 February 6, 2020
  • 09:30
Tax & Estate Planning

Charmaine Ko

What U.S. citizens should know before purchasing Canadian life insurance

These steps can prevent tax surprises

  • June 4, 2020 June 2, 2020
  • 14:00

The perils of owning U.S. life insurance

These tax-advantaged savings vehicles can result in a tremendous tax headache

  • May 29, 2020 June 4, 2020
  • 15:51
Tax & Estate Planning

Frank Di Pietro

Deducting home office expenses during the pandemic

The rules are restrictive and deductions require the employer’s support

  • June 2, 2020 June 1, 2020
  • 13:00

Sidestepping superficial loss rules

The process of selling losing investments is fairly straightforward

  • April 16, 2020 April 16, 2020
  • 11:00

Second-generation income and TOSI

Find out when your client’s investment income could be subject to the tax on split income

  • February 7, 2020 March 30, 2020
  • 13:30

Tax changes looming for employees receiving stock options

Help clients navigate the new rules

  • September 20, 2019 September 20, 2019
  • 15:00

Your part in Canada’s plan to boost financial literacy

Inadequate financial literacy can lead to a lack of financial confidence

  • July 13, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00

Explaining how RI and smart beta come together

Demand is rising for both ESG analysis and smart beta strategies

  • June 12, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00

What it really means to put clients first

Insights from advisors and investors on how to best serve your book

  • May 11, 2018 May 13, 2019
  • 00:00

A tale of two REITs

There’s still room for wins in the dynamic real estate sector, even as interest rates rise

  • April 13, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00
Tax & Estate Planning

Tim Brisibe

When does an enduring power of attorney become active?

Knowing the answer will help you and your client prepare for incapacity

  • May 8, 2020 May 12, 2020
  • 15:00

Using the principal residence exemption when transitioning to retirement living

Know the tax implications when moving into care

  • July 26, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00

The perils of will kits in estate planning

A will kit might be free or inexpensive, but it might not be valid

  • February 9, 2018 September 4, 2018
  • 13:00

What happens when parents and adult children are joint tenants?

A look at the pros and cons

  • July 18, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 12:00
Tax & Estate Planning

Jim Witty

How small businesses without employees get shut out of benefits

More support is needed to cope with the pandemic

  • May 7, 2020 May 12, 2020
  • 14:50

How passive income is calculated for CCPCs

Examining adjusted aggregate investment income

  • October 12, 2018 October 12, 2018
  • 13:39
Tax & Estate Planning

Wilmot George

Long-term care and the principal residence exemption

Can your client claim the PRE after moving to assisted living?

  • May 5, 2020 May 12, 2020
  • 15:00

Can a surviving spouse split her income with her deceased spouse?

More on pension income splitting for the year of death

  • November 15, 2019 November 13, 2019
  • 16:00

Tax and estate concerns at different life stages

Tips for serving clients of all ages

  • October 25, 2019 October 28, 2019
  • 13:00

Selling real estate? The CRA is watching

What clients need to know about reporting transactions

  • July 18, 2019 July 17, 2019
  • 15:00
Tax & Estate Planning

Max Reed

A perfect storm is brewing for non-compliant U.S. taxpayers abroad

Subtle changes mean clients may want to act soon

  • May 4, 2020 May 12, 2020
  • 14:23

Tax issues when Canadians have U.S. executors

Tips to avoid cross-border complications

  • June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019
  • 16:00

Pleading not GILTI: tax deferral strategies for Canadian-resident U.S. citizens

The story behind global intangible low-taxed income

  • February 23, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 11:56

4 structures to protect Canadians from the U.S. estate tax—updated

Canadian residents who aren’t U.S. citizens may be surprised to know that U.S. estate tax can apply to them

  • February 20, 2018 September 4, 2018
  • 11:52

Fraud doesn’t take a holiday

Accounting chicanery to watch for ahead of earnings season

  • April 23, 2020 May 12, 2020
  • 13:24

Navigating cash takeover offers for shares

Take the money and run

  • March 27, 2020 April 13, 2020
  • 09:30

Could a ban on share buybacks really happen?

Examining policy options in a heated primary season

  • February 7, 2020 February 6, 2020
  • 09:30

Reverse factoring is the latest accounting pitfall

Lack of regulations means anything goes

  • November 29, 2019 November 27, 2019
  • 12:00
Tax & Estate Planning

Keith Masterman

Help your client plan for a spendthrift beneficiary

Use these tips to protect an inheritance

  • April 21, 2020 April 20, 2020
  • 15:00

Time-sharing versus fractional ownership

Help your client choose a vacation property with these tips

  • December 18, 2019 December 17, 2019
  • 14:00

Can your client disinherit a child?

A court decision in Nova Scotia has implications for estate planning

  • August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019
  • 14:50

Estate planning and the disabled beneficiary

Consider these factors before establishing a Henson trust

  • May 10, 2019 May 7, 2019
  • 14:00
Tax & Estate Planning

Vivek Bansal

TOSI exceptions for your business-owner client

Find out what the CRA says about investment income and selling a business

  • March 31, 2020 March 30, 2020
  • 14:30
Tax & Estate Planning

Margaret O’Sullivan

New trust reporting and disclosure rules are coming

The idea of a “private” trust will slip from the vernacular in 2021, as the government gains new information

  • March 27, 2020 April 13, 2020
  • 09:30

How the global privacy debate is playing out in Canada

Legislation affects disclosures on trusts, real estate and corporations

  • September 16, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 13:30

Multiple taxation on death: the taxpayer’s nightmare

Steps to limit tax in other jurisdictions

  • February 25, 2019 March 27, 2019
  • 00:00

Mutual wills: proceed with caution

Examining an alternative to trusts

  • November 28, 2018 December 4, 2018
  • 09:00