Did you know that many Canadians are not adequately prepared to pass on or inherit family wealth? This is often due to a lack of communication and planning. The good news is that it’s never too early or too late to start. Planning helps you identify tax saving opportunities, mitigate potential financial gaps and maximize your current lifestyle.
As a member of a blended family you need to pay careful attention to how your estate is structured to avoid inadvertently disinheriting your children.
if you’re a U.S. taxpayer, learn about the additional information we can provide which allows you to make an important election for your investment in Canadian mutual funds and will make it easier to file your U.S. tax return
As a business owner, having a well thought out tax and estate plan is key for financial success.
Individuals can grant powers to others to manage their affairs in a number of different circumstances using various types of documents, often known as a power of attorney. Being appointed as a substitute decision-maker for someone’s financial affairs through a power of attorney is both an honour and an obligation.
When an estate or gift is left to a child, it can be subject to a family property claim if the child later separates or divorces. But, there are ways to protect the inheritance, ensuring your child remains the sole beneficiary.