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COVID-19 Update
Extra-ordinary Measures for Extra-ordinary Times
March 24, 2020: Lesley Marks, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist BMO Private Wealth, reviews the most recent measures taken by policy-makers to prevent a financial crisis from the global pandemic.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
April 14, 2020: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, on March 18, 2020, the federal government announced an initial economic proposal that included many significant fiscal and tax measures. Since this date, several measures have been enacted into law and additional measures proposed to boost the amount of support to Canadians and businesses.Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan provides a summary of select measures that impact individuals and businesses. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Tax Planning Strategies
Tax Proposals Affecting Private Corporations
The federal government released an important tax consultation paper on July 18, 2017. The consultation paper outlined proposed policy responses for certain tax planning strategies involving private corporations that it perceives unfairly reduce personal taxes of high income earners through a variety of tax reduction strategies unavailable to other Canadians.
Tax Planning Involving Family Trusts
Trusts are often used in tax and estate planning because of the flexibility they offer over the control, management and distribution of appreciating assets. In particular, the use of a discretionary family trust to reduce the after-tax cost of children’s educational and other expenses is a common tax strategy and the focus of this publication.
Managing Your Wealth
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 & Succession Planning
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.
Education and Knowledge
Contribution Reminder for Your BMO Nesbitt Burns RRSP / TFSA / RESP
These plans represent highly effective ways for you to save for retirement, your children’s (or grandchildren’s) education and other long-term goals, while providing significant tax-saving opportunities. Here are some important details about each.