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More TFSA room, more savings?

The government’s recent decision to hike TFSA contribution room by $500 has sparked fresh debate on the relevance of the savings vehicle for debt-saddled Canadians.

Helping franchise owners

Wannabe franchise owners pose a special challenge, says David Wilton, director of small business for Scotiabank.

Fiscal cliff could raise cross-border taxes

President Obama’s re-election may mean higher taxes for Americans in Canada and Canadians with American property. Why?

Why paying taxes is easy in Canada

This year Canada places 8th overall when it comes to ease of paying taxes for businesses, according to Paying Taxes 2013, a joint study from…

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 13:37

Tax articles to share with your clients

As the year winds down, your clients’ thoughts turn to taxes. Or not. The point, though, is that they should; because any tax issues they…

When giving away the farm makes sense

A dairy farm owner wanted to hand the operation to his son. But the two argued often, and dad wondered if they shared the same…

When a client has capital losses in an RRSP

With at least three decades to go before retirement, Josh’s portfolio is invested in global mutual funds, commodity stocks and specialty funds. Through diligent saving,…

How to address an inadequate inheritance

If your client’s wife only left him a quarter of her estate, and little or no life insurance or other benefits on her death, he…

Help affluent professionals save tax

Doctors, Dentists, lawyers and other professionals make great clients. They’re usually high income earners with steady and predictable cash flow. Most will fund their own…

Get owners to consider succession

Succession planning is essential to a business’s survival. Once your client’s ready to talk about letting go, help him identify his successor. This allows an…

U.S. tax rates have fallen since 1980

Many hardworking citizens feel the tax system is unfair, but they're luckier than they think.

5 year-end tax tips

Canadians only have about a month to take advantage of year-end tax savings. “There are a number of easy ways for Canadians to reduce taxes…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

Convince aging biz owners to plan ahead

The recession prompted many Boomer entrepreneurs to delay retirement, with most holding onto their businesses until they regain pre-downturn values.

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

What the tax advantages folio says about life insurance

CRA gives guidance on seg funds held in registered plans

Holding title to U.S. personal-use property after Trump’s tax changes

What Canadian snowbirds need to know

Caution when counselling DB-to-IPP transfers

A legal case sounds a note of caution for advisors

Preparing for the passing of accounts

Common disputes and how to avoid them

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