INCOME FROM A U.S. TRUST: CAN IT EVER BE TREATED AS DIVIDEND INCOME?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Sometime ago, a relative of a Canadian taxpayer died in the US and she left her money in a charitable trust, with some of the income bequeathed to the Canadian taxpayer annually. The trust income is derived mostly from US dividends. With a series of proposed adjustments to her personal tax ...

ESTATE PLANNING REFRESHER: TRANSFER OF LIFE INSURANCE

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

From time to time, we are asked about the tax consequences of transferring life insurance policies particularly in the context of some common (or not-so common) estate and trust planning scenarios involving transfers. As most people know, when a transfer of ownership of a life insurance policy occurs, the ...