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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 ...

Comments Off on CHANGES TO TAXATION OF CHARITABLE BEQUESTS   |   Posted in Charitable Giving,Estate Planning,Latest News,Life Insurance,Tax Planning August 03, 2015

TRANSFERRING YOUR WEALTH TO THE NEXT GENERATION GRADUALLY

  Many people who have minor children or beneficiaries with no money management expertise struggle with how best to transfer their wealth to the next generation without the risk of  their heirs spending it frivolously and depleting the wealth that was accumulated by hard work over ...

Comments Off on TRANSFERRING YOUR WEALTH TO THE NEXT GENERATION GRADUALLY   |   Posted in Estate Planning,Latest News,Life Insurance,Retirement Planning,Tax Planning April 23, 2015

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS

  Naming your spouse as a beneficiary of your RRSPs, RRIFs, LIFs and LIRAs is usually a good idea as these assets can rollover on a tax deferred basis only to your spouse or common law partner. However, in cases where you may not be married, ...

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The Importance of Wills as an Estate Planning Tool

By Jag Gandhi, Hon. B.A., M.A., LL.B A Will allows us to express our final wishes and let our loved ones know that we took the time to think about and provide for them after we have gone. Everyone’s situation is unique to their personal circumstances, ...

Comments Off on The Importance of Wills as an Estate Planning Tool   |   Posted in Estate Planning,Financial Planning for Business Owners,Life Insurance,Tax Planning October 02, 2011

Good News About Tax Treatment of Corporate-owned Life Insurance Policies

. Generally in cases where corporate-owned life insurance is required, it is recommended that the corporation be the owner and the beneficiary of the life insurance policy. This way, the death-benefit of the policy can flow through the corporation’s capital dividend account (CDA) and be ...

Comments Off on Good News About Tax Treatment of Corporate-owned Life Insurance Policies   |   Posted in Business Succession Planning,Estate Planning,Financial Planning for Business Owners,Insurance,Life Insurance,Life Insurance,Tax Planning October 09, 2010