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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Planning for blended families using trusts

Complex families can have complex needs

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For investors, cash flows only tell half the story

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Accounting chicanery to watch for ahead of earnings season

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Navigating cash takeover offers for shares

Take the money and run

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Tax & Estate Planning

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Proactive tax planning for 2021

Take these steps to help clients manage tax on pandemic benefits

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Tax planning in a unique year

CERB, combined with lower deductions, is a recipe for potential tax owing

  • October 30, 2020 November 3, 2020
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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
Tax & Estate Planning

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Claiming home office expenses under the CRA’s new rules

Which method is best for your clients?

  • February 5, 2021 February 3, 2021
  • 10:00

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
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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

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  • 09:30
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The cost of diversification in a low-rate environment

  • February 5, 2021 February 2, 2021
  • 10:00

The precariousness of low interest rates: Part 2

Why own bonds? It’s about the sign change

  • October 30, 2020 November 3, 2020
  • 09:00

Modern monetary theory and pandemic debt

Will MMT unlock economic potential or lead to global meltdown?

  • August 14, 2020 August 14, 2020
  • 14:30

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
Tax & Estate Planning

Rebecca Hett

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Here’s what your clients need to know for the 2020 tax year

  • February 4, 2021 February 4, 2021
  • 16:30

Transferring a 401(k) or IRA to Canada

Issues and strategies for Canadians thinking about transferring their U.S.-based retirement plans

  • November 26, 2020 December 21, 2020
  • 14:04

Potential tax implications of the U.S. election

The impact of tax policy extends north of the border

  • October 30, 2020 October 30, 2020
  • 08:32

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

Choose your foes wisely

Financial services are vulnerable to populism

  • January 29, 2021 February 5, 2021
  • 09:29

What a K-shaped recovery means for your book

Demand for advice may be greater than ever, but your book doesn’t grow based on need

  • October 28, 2020 November 3, 2020
  • 09:59

The meaning of trust is changing

Competence is no longer enough

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

Being an advisor in 2030

Reluctant predictions for the decade ahead

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

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Chess and retirement planning

The decumulation game requires a dynamic strategy

  • January 22, 2021 January 22, 2021
  • 14:00

Budgeting for 2021 CPP changes — and beyond

Will the pandemic lead to higher future premiums?

  • November 13, 2020 November 13, 2020
  • 11:53

A tax strategy about nothing

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

  • July 2, 2020 July 8, 2020
  • 14:30

How medical symptom checkers can shine a light on robo-advice

The limits of expert systems

  • June 9, 2020 June 2, 2020
  • 14:30
Tax & Estate Planning

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Tax consequences when your client leaves Canada

Planning helps reduce the negative impacts

  • January 7, 2021 January 7, 2021
  • 14:00
Tax & Estate Planning

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Restraints to testamentary freedom when drafting a will

Help your client avoid these pitfalls

  • December 10, 2020 December 14, 2020
  • 14:00

When naming minor beneficiaries causes major complications

A lack of planning can impede your client’s wishes

  • August 7, 2020 July 31, 2020
  • 16:00

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

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  • December 18, 2019 December 17, 2019
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Tax & Estate Planning

Vivek Bansal

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There are benefits and risks to owning property personally, through a trust or through a corporation

  • November 27, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 10:00

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  • 15:00

TOSI exceptions for your business-owner client

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  • 12:00

Renting to a child while living in long-term care

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  • July 22, 2020 July 22, 2020
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Long-term care and the principal residence exemption

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  • 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 & Estate Planning

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Effective beneficiary designations when converting RRSPs to RRIFs

Help your client avoid these estate planning pitfalls

  • October 2, 2020 September 30, 2020
  • 09:00

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
Tax & Estate Planning

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The additional guidance reduces the risk of purchasing a non-compliant annuity

  • August 4, 2020 July 31, 2020
  • 06:00

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  • 12:03

Should clients take CPP’s post-retirement benefit before age 65?

Clients must answer this question if they’re still working at age 60

  • October 20, 2017 January 16, 2019
  • 00:00

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  • 00:30
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  • July 30, 2020 July 29, 2020
  • 14:30
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  • July 16, 2020 August 13, 2020
  • 13:15

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  • 09:00

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  • 10:23

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The regulatory regime has not caught up to investors’ needs

  • March 25, 2020 April 13, 2020
  • 16:50

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As markets wobble, you'll be called upon to offer comfort and perspective — and that's a great thing

  • March 13, 2020 March 13, 2020
  • 15:36

Budget 2019 could mean more tax payable for fundholders

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Insurance

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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

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  • 13:00

Immediate leveraged insurance: Tips and traps

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  • 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

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

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  • 00:00
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