Archive for the ‘Passing of trustees’ and executors’ accounts’ 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 ...

Warring Trustees: More isn’t Always Better

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Two recent court cases look at the perils of choosing multiple estate trustees and attorneys for property.  Often a testator will choose two or more of their children to act as co-estate trustees.   They may feel that it would offend one of their children to not appoint them as ...

The Substantial Presence Test

Friday, February 13th, 2015

In the administration of an estate, you may need to determine if the deceased who was a frequent traveller to the U.S. was in fact a U.S. resident, therefore required to make US income tax filings. An individual is considered to be a U.S. resident for any calendar year in which ...