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Tax & Estate Planning

Doug Carroll

Will document

Can a trust avoid tax on a deceased person’s RRSP?

A trustee’s tax liability has limits, a court case suggests

  • March 23, 2021 March 23, 2021
  • 10:14

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
Tax & Estate Planning

Wilmot George

Closeup of paper man pushing tax wooden block on table against gray background

RRSPs, RRIFs and withholding taxes at death

The absence of withholding taxes can create unexpected consequences if no planning is done

  • March 19, 2021 March 19, 2021
  • 14:00

How to extract cash from a corporation

Consider these options to avoid unexpected tax results

  • November 20, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 12:00

Renting to a child while living in long-term care

Find out if your client is still eligible for the PRE

  • July 22, 2020 July 22, 2020
  • 14:30

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
Tax & Estate Planning

Keith Masterman

Canada and USA Flag

Wills and power of attorney for cross-border clients

Planning for foreign assets may require multiple documents

  • March 18, 2021 March 18, 2021
  • 14:00

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
Canadian industries

Home bias isn’t all bad

Are your clients invested too much in Canada?

  • March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021
  • 09:00

Welcome to the new investor wasteland

Carbon-adjusted earnings: Where accounting meets ESG to talk nonsense

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

For investors, cash flows only tell half the story

Don’t fall prey to cash-is-king platitudes

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

Fraud doesn’t take a holiday

Accounting chicanery to watch for ahead of earnings season

  • April 23, 2020 May 12, 2020
  • 13:24
Indecisive and lost man chooses the right path

Taking a pass on pricey products

Clients need advisors who control costs

  • March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021
  • 09:00

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