Principal residence exemption – renting to a child

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked if a taxpayer's property designated as his "principal residence" but rented and lived in by his son continued to qualify as his "principal residence" for the purpose of claiming a principal residence exemption to shelter a gain from personal tax. The taxpayer owned the ...

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 ...