Archive for the ‘Business Succession Planning’ Category

BITCOINS: does a digital currency create a foreign reporting requirement

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Sometimes you just never know what kind of assets or property you are going to find in an estate. In determining the nature and extent of the assets held by the estate, suppose you found a direct or indirect interest in a digital currency fund such as Bitcoins. The Canada Revenue ...

Redeemable Preference Shares: Accounting Proposal might complicate estate tax plans

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Estate and succession planning arrangements often involve the creation of redeemable and retractable preference shares to “freeze” the value of a business to permit the transfer of the business’ future growth to designated successors. This is commonly found in estate planning arrangements for family owned businesses but it is also ...

A Business Succession Success Story

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Last week I stopped by Walter Beauchamp Tailors to purchase a new tie (I was attracted by the “clearance sale” sign in the window). As fortune would have it the owner, Terry Beauchamp, was the person who helped me out. I asked Terry if the store was closing. Terry, who ...