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Common U.S. tax troubles

If the complexity of U.S. cross-border taxes doesn’t convince you to get help, the liability factor will.

A look at U.S. tax exposure

The IRS says it will go after deliberate tax evaders overseas.

How to buy art

Art purchases aren’t just for show; they’re also a solid investment to pass on to future generations. Help clients start a collection with these tips.

Help clients become debt-free faster

Debt is an ongoing issue, and one that’s not restricted to any age group. A recent CIBC poll found 59% of retirees are in debt.…

  • By: Staff
  • August 23, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

Avoid a hostile company takeover

Widely held companies without a controlling shareholder should be thinking about defensive strategies in the event of a hostile takeover bid.

Estate plans are for everyone

Everyone needs an estate plan, says Jamie Golombek, managing director of tax and estate planning with CIBC Private Wealth Management.

Bad estate planning burns inheritance

With proper tax planning, you can reduce the amount of taxes payable on your property. But, improper planning can cost you a whole lot more;…

Avoid estate abuse

Lessons learned from the mishandling of miner Paul Penna’s multi-million dollar bequest

VIDEO: When to harvest tax losses

Most advisors wait until the end of the year to harvest tax losses. But by that time, the losses may have disappeared -- and the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

Will Canadian residents owe more to IRS?

U.S. taxes are set to go up next year—and may become even higher than ours.

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

Make a business sale tax efficient

Tax advantages of the capital gains exemption

Business owner evades tax; fined $170,000

An Ontario business owner has been convicted of tax evasion.

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 14:27

Prepare to sell your business

Focus on the value of your business (and the paperwork needed to sell it) from the get-go. Otherwise, you'll get caught off guard when a…

  • By: Jeff Beer
  • August 14, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

Panel calls for more competitive tax regime to support promising businesses

The report says to 'free up tax dollars' by letting low-performing firms die

Overhaul tax laws for Canadian families, study says

Tax rules aren't neutral for many families, including business owners

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2018 September 25, 2018
  • 12:14

What to watch for in feds’ budget update

In the midst of NAFTA negotiations, don't overlook the upcoming fall economic update

  • By: Katie Keir
  • September 24, 2018 September 24, 2018
  • 16:00

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

How spousal rights can affect your client’s estate

What you need to know