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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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Tax penalties tied to real estate increasing in Ontario, B.C.

CRA is committed to taking action against those who break the rules

  • By: Staff
  • May 18, 2018 September 10, 2018
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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
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Goodbye tax on tax

What Ontario’s surtax elimination means

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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

Owner of tax business sentenced, fined for fraudulent returns

The owner of a Brampton, Ont.-based tax preparation business received a conditional two-year sentence and almost $100,000 in fines for preparing 100 fraudulent returns, CRA…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2018 May 3, 2018
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House flipping has tax consequences: CRA

If your client is considering flipping houses to benefit from strong prices, remind them of the tax consequences. Property flipping is when property owners, including…

  • By: Staff
  • April 23, 2018 September 5, 2018
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CRA reminds business owners to collect GST

For business owner clients required to collect GST, failure to do so could have serious consequences. Read: CRA investigation leads to tax evasion sentence for…

  • By: Staff
  • April 16, 2018 April 16, 2018
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Are tax refunds a cash windfall or bad planning?

How clients could be putting refund money to work year-round

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

Estimating the cost of CPP additions for employees

Here’s what we can expect to pay under the new system

How to plan around the small business tax changes

Strategies to address the new rules in 2019

Inform clients of eligible moving expense deductions

Tax savings could help offset the rising cost of relocation

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
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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