Archive for the ‘Business Succession Planning’ Category

Shedding the Tax Light on a Blind Trust

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

A blind trust is a trust in which a settlor (who would also be the contingent beneficiary) reserves the right to terminate the trust but agrees to relinquish all other control over the trust i.e. administered and managed by others without updates, advice, instruction, or account to the settlor. Whether ...

Living in a Cloud? It doesn’t mean what it used to!

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting as part of a panel at an Estate Planning Workshop organized by Mr. Christian Steinbock from Dominion Securities. I was joined by Ms. Indra Bharat, Financial Planning Consultant with RBC and Mr. Ismail Barmania, Estates and Trust lawyer at Barmania-Lawyers. ...

DIRECTOR/EXECUTOR LIABILITY under the Income Tax Act

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The deceased was the sole owner and director of a corporation. In your due diligence, you have discovered the corporation has not filed corporate tax returns for one or more fiscal year ends prior to the date of death. To date, you have been unable to determine whether there ...