Archive for the ‘Trusts’ Category

Tax Treatment of Monetary Inheritances

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Do you ever wonder why things are the way they are? Someone does and that someone recently asked the Canada Revenue Agency why inheritances are not taxable. Although the questioner was told by his or her accountants that inheritances are not taxable in Canada, they asked the Canada Revenue Agency ...

Valuations for estate planning arrangements: Some Tips and Traps Redux

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Recently I wrote about price adjustment clauses (PACs) in estate plan agreements. In the blog, I noted the fair market value for the purposes of PACs should be based on fair and reasonable methods. In a recent Canadian Tax Foundation bulletin, Richard Wise provided some additional observations on valuations which ...

POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND ALTER EGO TRUSTS

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

My fellow bloggers and I have written in the past about the ins and outs of legitimate probate fee avoidance arrangements available to a testator. These arrangements include an intervivos transfer of assets such as alter-ego trusts. Care and advice must be taken to ensure that the transfer of assets ...