Better late than never…or not

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The Canada Revenue Agency recently wrote about a whether a late-filed election to retain the principal residence status will be accepted. When the use of a property that is a principal residence is changed from being owner-occupied to a rental property the CRA considers the owner to have sold and reacquired ...

Record retention – what form and how long?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

As an executor you may be tasked with organizing the deceased's records and may wonder in what form and how long should those records be kept. The Canada Revenue Agency recently weighed in on the issue in a technical interpretation. In their view, every person carrying on business and every ...

Stock options held at death

Friday, August 1st, 2014

A recent Canada Revenue Agency technical interpretation sheds light on the treatment of the deceased's unexercised stock options and tax relief in the event the value of the stock has declined since the date of death. Our tax rules provide that where an employee has died and the employee owned unexercised ...