Attendant care payments

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

With an aging population comes the importance of attendant care of the elderly and disabled. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was recently asked about the taxation of amounts received for attendant care services provided to a spouse or child and returned with a pleasantly surprising answer. A child received a ...

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 ...

Unpaid Caregivers. Worth their time in GOLD

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Labour Day is a back to school time and for me this translates into the time to start new projects and a time to take stock of current events so as to be able to plan ahead with anticipation. The September 1, 2014 Globe and Mail Editorial and Comment page ...