Provincial residency of a Trust

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked if there was any change to their view regarding the application of the central management and control (CMC) test in establishing the residency of a trust for provincial income tax purposes in light of the decisions in Discovery Trust v. Canada and Boettger ...

Pension Beneficiary Designations – Don’t Forget the Tax!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

In Will drafting, it is common to include beneficiary designations for life insurance, TFSAs and RRSPS/RRIFs, but sometimes pension plans are overlooked. If the client has a spouse (married or common law), the spouse will automatically receive the client’s pension survivor benefits pursuant to Ontario law. However, members of a ...