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Michelle Connolly

Michelle Connolly, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP, is a Toronto-based tax and estate planning expert.

Finance says Canadians who hold passive investments in private corporations get an unfair tax advantage. That view is problematic

  • September 29, 2017 September 19, 2018
  • 16:00

Consequences of Finance's proposed tax measures

  • August 29, 2017 September 26, 2018
  • 14:00

Case study shows how your client might pay more tax

  • August 8, 2017 September 19, 2018
  • 16:30

Take this CE Course, which consists of a slide presentation and accompanying audio.

  • March 17, 2017 August 22, 2019
  • 00:00

What to do when clients gain or lose after converting foreign currency.

  • March 7, 2017 September 5, 2018
  • 13:00

Learn about special considerations and exceptions.

  • November 25, 2016 October 25, 2018
  • 10:00

Learn the details of how this type of income is taxed.

  • November 22, 2016 August 21, 2018
  • 10:00

July's draft legislation says the changes to corporate-class taxation won't come into force until Jan. 1, 2017.

  • August 8, 2016 August 21, 2018
  • 10:19

A look at income splitting for a retired couple in Atlantic Canada.

  • June 2, 2016 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

We look at a family that includes an incorporated doctor.

  • May 26, 2016 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

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

  • May 8, 2020 May 12, 2020
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Using the principal residence exemption when transitioning to retirement living

Know the tax implications when moving into care

  • July 26, 2018 September 10, 2018
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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
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What happens when parents and adult children are joint tenants?

A look at the pros and cons

  • July 18, 2017 September 10, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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

  • 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

Is a Holding Company Right for Your Client?

Breaking down the tax implications.

  • December 10, 2019 December 18, 2019
  • 16:00

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
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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
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Mark Yamada

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

ETF assets pass tipping point in U.S.

Prepare for an assault on market dominance

  • November 29, 2019 December 5, 2019
  • 12:00
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Frank Di Pietro

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
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Help maximize RDSP carry forwards

Some features of the RDSP are worlds apart from its RESP cousin

  • February 1, 2019 February 1, 2019
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Curtis Davis

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

Investing personally or in a corporation

How passive income rules factor in to the decision

  • November 29, 2019 November 29, 2019
  • 12:00
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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
  • 16:16

Corporate investments and the small business rate

Developing a plan for extracting corporate money

  • February 5, 2019 February 5, 2019
  • 10:00

Caution when counselling DB-to-IPP transfers

A legal case sounds a note of caution for advisors

  • October 15, 2018 October 23, 2018
  • 17:32
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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
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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

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Mutual wills: proceed with caution

Examining an alternative to trusts

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What cheap investing means for Canada

The regulatory regime has not caught up to investors’ needs

  • March 25, 2020 April 13, 2020
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Now’s the time to demonstrate your value

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
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Budget 2019 could mean more tax payable for fundholders

Department of Finance expects to gain $350 million by 2024 from proposals

  • April 2, 2019 April 2, 2019
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CRA to delay registered fee position ‘indefinitely’

This delay represents a win for industry associations

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Common RDSP misconceptions

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  • March 3, 2020 March 5, 2020
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Planning for blended families using trusts

Complex families can have complex needs

  • October 16, 2019 October 16, 2019
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CPP enhancements: what to tell clients

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

  • March 20, 2019 June 27, 2019
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Talk to clients about pullback of ODSP proposals

Increases to the program have been put on hold

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The meaning of trust is changing

Competence is no longer enough

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Reluctant predictions for the decade ahead

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Ignore climate risk at your peril

Advisors have every reason to boost sustainable investing knowledge

  • September 20, 2019 September 26, 2019
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Addressing the middle-class gap in financial advice

Rather than courting only HNW clients, advisors should look for ways to serve more households

  • March 25, 2019 March 25, 2019
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A breakdown of who benefits from the federal government’s proposed annuity

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Prioritize expenses in drawdown calculations

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

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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
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How to overfund UL

“What?” you might say, “I didn’t know universal life insurance (UL) had an expiry date!” Relax. You’re right. UL doesn’t come with an expiry date.…

  • August 1, 2009 August 14, 2018
  • 12:57
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Akua Carmichael

Avoiding a dependant’s relief claim

A recent court case illustrates the risks that come with longer lives

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

Avoiding estate litigation

Estate planning centres on one main goal: preserving estate assets. While advisors offer planning advice and employ various strategies to reduce the tax liability of…

  • May 29, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

Creating a circle of trust

Testamentary trusts can be a useful tool in creating an estate plan, and ensuring that spouses who remarry, children from previous marriages and disabled children…

  • May 14, 2010 June 16, 2018
  • 00:00

Assessing Trustee Liability

The Ontario Superior Court case, Hicks v. Hicks, 2003 CanLii 2132 (ON S.C.), presents some interesting issues regarding trustee liability in situations where a trust…

  • May 1, 2010 June 16, 2018
  • 10:45
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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
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Help your farmer clients maintain their tax advantages, Part 2

Find out the criteria for determining qualified farm property

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Help your farmer clients maintain their tax advantages, Part 1

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Tax implications of divorce, Part 2

Settling different types of property

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