Tax Alerts

Will new Tax Proposals Force your Family Business to Sell?

Allen* comes in to the office and says that he needs to sell the family business because his siblings want better returns then he can provide under the new proposed Liberal tax rules. This is truly a shame and has led to another local community supporting family businesses trying to sell.

CANADA BUDGET 2017 - A Continued Attack on Wealth Creators

From the Speech by the Finance Minister

Five Biggest RRSP Mistakes

It is RRSP time of year again. We have until March 1, 2017 to make our annual RRSP contributions to our 2016 RRSPs. Most investment advisors will be knocking on your door saying that it is time to contribute to your RRSP. An RRSP is great for advisors as they lock in capital for investing and it can give a large tax refund that can increase your investments. Here are the five biggest mistakes I see people make with RRSP contributions.

Mistake 1 Taking the deduction in the same year as contribution

Why Estate Planners should not Coach Football Teams (or why Ottawa would have lost the Grey Cup if their coach was an estate planner). 3 Tips.

It is overtime in the championship Grey Cup game between Ottawa and Calgary. The score is 33-33. Burris, the Ottawa Quarterback and the oldest Quarterback to have ever started a Grey Cup, throws the ball to an open Ernest Jackson. Everyone pauses as Ernest bobbles the ball in his hands. Is it going to be caught? Will Ottawa win the 2016 Grey Cup? Ernest catches it! He catches it! Ottawa Wins! Ottawa Wins!

Doctors! Should you incorporate?

When Adam came in to my office I could see the sweat forming on his forehead. He was finishing residency soon and his wife Amanda was 20 weeks pregnant and they were getting ready to enter a new life chapter. He was no longer going to be a student but now a main breadwinner and a father. After talking about the upcoming baby and me showing some photos of my two kids we got in to how life will be changing when he ends residency and starts his staff position. Having maxed out his RBC line of credit ($250,000) he wants to start planning for the future.

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