Comprehensive Advice for Executors

Monday, April 25th, 2016

I recently received an email from the member services department of the Canadian Bar Association which began as follows: “30% of our clients are lawyers that accept personal executor appointments. If it’s good for the lawyer, shouldn’t you tell your estate executor clients that it’s good for them, too?” The “it” in ...

TRANSFER OF PROPERTY FROM PERSONAL TRUST TO BENEFICIARY

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked to comment on a scenario involving a transfer of real estate from a Personal Trust to a beneficiary where the beneficiary also assumed a mortgage on a property. In past interpretations, the CRA noted that the transfer of assets from the Trust at ...