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Tax Planning Strategies
How Investment Income is Taxed
When it comes to investment income, all is not equal after tax. Knowing how tax rules affect your investments is essential in order to maximize your after-tax return. This publication explains the taxation of investment income held in a taxable account as it pertains to an individual resident in Canada.
The CRA’s Foreign Reporting Requirements
Since Canada represents only a small portion of the world’s capitalization, it may make sense to include some foreign investments in your portfolio. However, it is important to understand Canadian and other foreign tax implications of owning investments outside of Canada.
Personal Tax Calendar 2020
Tax planning should be a year round activity, in order to maximize the savings opportunities available to you. The Personal Tax Calendar has been updated for 2020 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
Canadian Snowbirds and U.S. Income Tax
Although Canadian snowbirds reside in the U.S. for only a part of the year, there is the potential of being considered a U.S. resident and, in turn, having to pay U.S. income tax on the same basis as a permanent U.S. resident. This article outlines how the U.S. government determines whether you are a resident for income tax purposes; namely, it covers the criteria for meeting the Substantial Presence Test, Closer Connection Exception and the Canada U.S. Income Tax Treaty Tie-Breaker Rules.
Managing Your Wealth
Days of Wine and Roses … and Prenups
For recently engaged couples the future looks promising, filled with wedded bliss and happily-ever-after. However, in love and marriage, the law giveth and the law taketh away. This article discusses how a prenuptial agreement (also referred to as a marriage contract) can help protect your assets from being “taken” in the event of a divorce.
Understanding Risk
The attached article, Understanding Risk: Not All Risk is Created Equally provides an overview on the subject. It identifies some common types of risk and also discusses some measurements of risk and some techniques that can be used to help mitigate against it.
Protecting Baby Boomers from Increasing Risk
Estate & Succession Planning
Preparing Your Last Will and Testament
The attached article – Preparing Your Last Will and Testament – explains various aspects of Will preparation including, the importance of appointing an appropriate executor, life events that warrant a Will review and the use of testamentary trusts.
Estate Information Organizer
This is designed to help your family, executor (referred to as a “liquidator” in Quebec), or Power of Attorney for Property (referred to as a “mandatory” in Quebec) locate all of your important documents and other information needed to administer your estate or act as your Power of Attorney for Property
Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan
This article discusses common digital asset considerations and important information for making sure they are properly addressed in your estate plan.
Estate planning for complex family dynamics
Today, the modern family comes in many different shapes and sizes; this diversity is having an impact on family relationships and the way families interact when addressing estate planning.
Planning for the Family Vacation Property
If you own a vacation property, this provides information on the tax consequences of selling a second home and highlights important estate planning considerations, if your plan is to keep your vacation property in the family for the next generation.
Education and Knowledge
Federal Budget Highlights and Analysis
High Times Douglas Porter, CFA, Chief Economist Robert Kavcic, Senior Economist