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Aug 17, 2017
While RRSPs are generally fully taxable on death, it is possible for spouses (including common-law partners) to leave RRSP assets to one another on death in a way that defers taxes.
Jul 18, 2017
This quarter, our wealth planning focus was on tax efficient alternatives to Tax-Free Savings Accounts. We also heard from Kamyar Hazaveh, Vice-President, Portfolio Management and Portfolio Manager, Signature Global Asset Management on their outlook for the global bond market.
Jul 11, 2017
A power of attorney that takes effect only when a triggering event occurs, often referred to as a “springing” power of attorney, is permitted in most provinces. However, it is important to be aware of the implications that are associated.
Apr 26, 2017
This quarter, our wealth planning was on estate freezes and why they may be useful to business owners. We also heard from Samuel Sanom, Vice President and Equity Portfolio Specialist and Alan Matijas, CFA, Managing Director, Canada of Wellington Management on the U.S. equity market.
Apr 24, 2017
The principal residence exemption provides a way to shield an economic gain arising on the sale of a qualifying residence, such as your home or cottage, from taxation. In October 2016, significant proposals were announced relating to the PRE.
Mar 30, 2017
Across Canada, there have been legislative changes to wills, estate and succession laws, as well as new family law legislation and court decisions in some provinces that could impact your estate plan. It may be time to revisit your planning.
Sep 30, 2016
Parents typically have the same estate planning objectives – to provide for their children’s care and financial security after they’re gone. But when only one parent is involved, certain aspects of an estate plan require special attention.