Archive for the ‘Business Succession Planning’ Category

Determining the CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT BALANCE: no longer a shot in the dark?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The capital dividend account (“CDA”) is a tax free surplus account within a private corporation which gives shareholders designated capital dividends, tax-free. The CDA typically contains the non-taxable portion of the company’s capital gains net of capital losses, capital gains received by other companies, proceeds of life insurance on death ...

SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked to comment on the tax consequences that may result from implementing an estate planning or income splitting arrangement which involves the issuance of shares that entitled the holder to discretionary dividends, for nominal consideration. The CRA was presented with a hypothetical small business ...