Archive for the ‘Estate Litigation’ Category

Provincial residency of a Trust

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked if there was any change to their view regarding the application of the central management and control (CMC) test in establishing the residency of a trust for provincial income tax purposes in light of the decisions in Discovery Trust v. Canada and Boettger ...

Comprehensive Advice for Executors

Monday, April 25th, 2016

I recently received an email from the member services department of the Canadian Bar Association which began as follows: “30% of our clients are lawyers that accept personal executor appointments. If it’s good for the lawyer, shouldn’t you tell your estate executor clients that it’s good for them, too?” The “it” in ...