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Talk to clients about pullback of ODSP proposals

Increases to the program have been put on hold


Do executors need insurance?

The growth of online estate planning resources makes it easier for beneficiaries to inform themselves about their entitlements

  • By: James Dolan
  • September 21, 2018 September 21, 2018
  • 12:00

Keep estate planning documents safe

A key consideration that’s often overlooked

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How spousal rights can affect your client’s estate

What you need to know

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CFIB asks feds to grandfather pre-2019 passive income

The fight over private corporation tax changes spills into Budget 2019

  • By: Staff
  • August 8, 2018 September 10, 2018
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Why couples need a financial plan for a trial separation

Tips for managing expenses, mortgages and shared accounts

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Planning opportunities with alter ego and joint partner trusts

Find out if they're right for your client

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Using the principal residence exemption when transitioning to retirement living

Know the tax implications when moving into care

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Four reasons intergenerational wealth is destroyed in 3 generations

“Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” is a common adage

How much power do beneficiaries actually have?

Beneficiaries have a right to understand the bequest they may be entitled to

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RRSPs at death: Do tax-deferred rollovers make sense?

There are some situations where a tax-deferred transfer might not be the best option


Why clients should play it straight with the collateral insurance deduction

A recent Tax Court case debunked a common misconception

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • June 28, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 00:00
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Informal trust accounts: How they do and don’t work

Understand the potential benefits and pitfalls for your client

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Your client is a trustee of private shares—now what?

Considerations for business-owner clients and their families

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Holding private company shares at death could cost your client

An expert explains the tax consequences—and how to avoid them

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Article series: Tax and insurance

A full list of articles in this series by Kevin Wark

  • By: Staff
  • May 11, 2018 September 12, 2018
  • 00:00
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How to deal with an insolvent estate

Not every estate is a windfall for beneficiaries

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Estate planning concerns for a blended family

Couple with kids from previous marriages considers adoption

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How U.S. personal tax changes affect estate planning

An overview of major changes impacting Canadians with U.S. connections

What happens when an estate gets reopened

You’ve paid estate bills, distributed assets to beneficiaries and received a clearance letter from CRA

Prevent problems with bequests

Where there’s a will, there’s … potential for error

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Best tax options to transfer the cottage to kids

An expert offers a sample case to help clients avoid tax pitfalls

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Avoid these traps with alter ego and joint partner trusts

What clients must know about these unique trusts

Expert Confidential: Ali Spinner

Meet the "tax ninja"

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Pitfalls when filing the T3 tax return

Some of the most common T3 challenges executors should watch for