The Rush to Avoid the 21 Year Deemed Disposition Rule: a Word or Two of Advice

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

As a professional advisor over the years, I have learned to accept good advice as well if not more than giving it. Recently, Colleen Ma of Dunphy LLP wrote about how the rush to avoid the 21 year rule for discretionary family trusts can lead to real problems if not executed ...

An Estate’s Family Holiday Jingle- 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

A little holiday jingle ….. with new stanzas added. T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked you better, if memory serves, So while I am a P.O.A., she will get what she deserves. Come on siblings and get off your ...

Designation of a Taxable Capital Gain for a Trust Beneficiary

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked to consider a situation where a testamentary trust (the trust) disposed of qualified small business corporation shares (QSBCS) in 2013 during its taxation year ending on January 31, 2014. The trust allocated the taxable capital gain to its beneficiary. The CRA was asked to ...