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Contributions and loans to a graduated rate estate can have tax consequences

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The firm announced three new hires in its Western offices

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 11:03
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Stakeholders want it to be clear that beneficiary designations indicate the deceased's wishes


The decision in Mak (Estate) v Mak differs from the controversial Calmusky ruling

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Clients may need to revise their wills if they’ve named out-of-jurisdiction executors

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New rules may allow more executors without a legal background to apply for probate

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Bill 245 has received royal assent, which also means that Ontario is a substantive compliance province and virtual will witnessing is permanent

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The web-based platform was previously available only in Ontario and Quebec

  • By: Staff
  • April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
  • 15:23
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A trustee’s tax liability has limits, a court case suggests

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