All About Estates

Category: Canada Revenue Agency

Total 275 Posts

Breaking Up is Still Hard to Do?

This blog has been written by Rahul Sharma, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto Nearly a year ago, I made a post on this blog entitled “Breaking Up is Hard to Do – Ceasing to be a Canadian Tax Resident may be Easier Said than Done” (Breaking Up is Hard…

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Transfers to a corporation can be costly. Beware of corporate attribution.

Part III – Corporate Attribution This blog post has been written by Pritika Deepak, Associate at Fasken LLP. This is the last part of a three-part blog series which provides a high level overview of the attribution rules contained in the Income Tax Act (Canada)[1] (the “Act”). Part I, which…

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Is This a Bare Trust?

Andrew Coates, Associate, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Today was supposed to be the due date for untold numbers of T3 returns and Schedule 15s for trusts known as “bare” trusts in existence on December 30, 2023. Not only was it going to be the first year that the Canada Revenue…

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Tax Considerations for Gifts of Art in Canada PART TWO

Gwenyth Stadig, Associate and Upama Poudyal, Articling Student  – Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP This article forms part two of a two part series detailing the benefits and requirements of donating art for Canadian taxpayers to consider as part of their estate planning needs. Part one of this article series explored the benefits…

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What Makes an Indigenous Trust Unique?

What makes an Indigenous trust unique from other inter vivos trusts? Two factors in particular are worth noting: (1) the nature and involvement of the beneficiaries of the trust, and (2) the manner in which Indigenous entities as settlors can utilize the income attribution rule under s 75(2) and their tax-exempt status under s 149(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act.

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Executors: Holiday Elf or Grinch?

                                             Photo Credit: Universal Pictures This blog has been written by Sandra Arsenault, Law Clerk at Fasken LLP If you are the lucky (or more often unlucky) person appointed…

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Section 116 and Capital Distributions by Trust to Non-Resident

When a trust makes a capital distribution to a non-resident beneficiary, the beneficiary is deemed to have disposed of a part or the whole of their capital interest in the trust.[2] Where the capital interest in the trust is “taxable Canadian property” (“TCP”),[3] the vendor of the TCP (i.e. the beneficiary who is deemed to be “disposing” of their interest in the trust) must apply for a clearance certificate from the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) under section 116, either in advance of the disposition or within 10 days of the disposition.

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Trustees – it’s time to start gathering information

With 6 weeks until the end of 2023, it is a good time to remind trustees of their obligations in respect of the trusts that they are responsible for managing and administering. Last year, I wrote a blog where I reminded trustees of discretionary trusts of the importance of documenting…

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No good deed goes unpunished by the CRA

Part I – Personal Attribution This blog has been written by Pritika Deepak /Associate at Fasken LLP Gifting property or making loans to family members is a common way for individuals to transfer and share their wealth with their loved ones. There are, however, several rules in the Income Tax…

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Further Assessing Drake’s Estate Planning Needs

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Assessing Drake’s Estate Planning Needs”. The post looked at rap sensation Drake’s assets vis-à-vis his intent for his son Adonis to be the sole beneficiary of his estate, and the various considerations that he ought to have in planning for…

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