TAX FREE ROLLOVERS: DIVORCE AND DEATH – NOT A GOOD MIX

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked to comment on a scenario involving the transfer of a RRSP and a capital asset between ex-spouses, and one the spouses dies before the rollover can be effected: Do the tax free rollover provisions found in the Income Tax Act (“ITA”) still ...

LATE FILED ELECTION TO SPLIT PENSION INCOME

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

While we are on the subject of joint elections to split pension income in the year of death: What if, as trustee of the estate, you discover that the deceased and his spouse did not split eligible pension income in the years prior to his year of death. Can you ...