Archive for the ‘Executors’ Category

NEW ESTATE INFORMATION RETURN: ADDITIONAL NOTES OF CAUTION

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

In a recent blog – just in time for the holidays as the blogger put it – executors and prospective executors were alerted to the requirement in Ontario for a new estate information return to be filed in addition to an application for a Certificate of appointment of Estate Trustee ...

Foreign reporting in the year of death

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently shared its view on how to calculate the cost amount of shares held as capital property in the year of death of an individual. The CRA described a hypothetical situation where an individual died on July 1, 2013, owning property that was specified foreign property ...

ESTATE PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION AND ESTATE TAX LIABILITY

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency released a technical interpretation which served as a useful reminder that executors and ultimately beneficiaries should exercise caution when it comes to estate tax liabilities. The Income Tax Act requires that the estate’s legal representative which is often the executor must obtain a clearing certificate before ...