Charitable Giving

MAXIMIZE CHARITABLE GIVING BY USING A HOLDING COMPANY

  Giving Advice Newsletter

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ASSANTE CHARITABLE GIVING PROGRAM

  My interview with Christine Bentley and Kate Wheeler about the Assante Charitable Giving Program

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DONATE LIFE INSURANCE TO CHARITY TO MAXIMIZE TAX SAVINGS AND PHILANTHROPIC IMPACT

    Canadian Business Journal - July 2018

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DONATING SECURITIES IN KIND

   

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AFP FUNRAISING DAY

  It was an honour for me to speak at the AFP Fundraising Day 2017 in Toronto.

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THE KEY ADVANTAGE OF GIVING THROUGH A PRIVATE CORPORATION

    Private corporations have a notional account called the capital dividend account (CDA). The CDA creates a unique financial planning opportunity for business owners when it comes to philanthropic tax planning and makes charitable giving through a corporation extremely attractive. The CDA does not appear on the ...

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MORE TAX INCENTIVES FOR HIGH INCOME EARNERS FOR MAKING CHARITABLE DONATIONS

  The Liberal government of Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has indicated that it intends to increase the top marginal federal tax bracket from 29% to 33%. So how will this affect the charitable donation tax credit? Currently, the first $200 in donations will get a 15% ...

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CHANGES TO TAXATION OF CHARITABLE BEQUESTS

 Canadians donate billions of dollars to charities each year and many of them make bequests through gifts in their wills to make sure that they can continue to support the charities that they love beyond their mortal life spans. To motivate Canadians to give more to ...

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DONATION OF PRIVATE CORPORATION SHARES OR REAL ESTATE

  After significant efforts by the charitable sector, the 2015 Federal Budget proposed to allow an exemption from capital gains tax if proceeds of sale of private corporation shares or real estate are donated to charity within 30 days after disposition. This was great news for ...

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PLAN YOUR CHARITABLE DONATIONS BEFORE YEAR END

  To be able to claim a tax credit for charitable donations on your 2015 tax return you need to make your donations by December 31, 2015. Donations made to charities in Canada are eligible for a charitable donation tax credit. The first $200 of your ...

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