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How to prepare for future changes in tax policy—including capital gains tax

What do changes to capital gains in Canada teach us about tax planning generally? And how should we approach...

How to prepare for future changes in tax policy—including capital gains tax

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Can you transfer a RRIF to a TFSA—and what are the tax implications?

Canadians can transfer some registered accounts without withdrawing funds. What happens when you want to transfer a RRIF to...

Can you transfer a RRIF to a TFSA—and what are the tax implications?
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How executors get paid in Canada

Understanding the tax implications, benefits and pitfalls of executor compensation.

How executors get paid in Canada
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How much is capital gains tax in Canada?—and other reader questions answered

Last month’s federal budget introduced changes to capital gains tax in Canada. This has raised many questions about who...

How much is capital gains tax in Canada?—and other reader questions answered

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Can transferring ownership of a house help avoid probate tax?

Transferring ownership of a house while parents are still living can significantly affect probate tax, but there are other...

Can transferring ownership of a house help avoid probate tax?
Grieving family gathers around computer to sort through their parents' estate

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“Our parents just passed. What do we do about their estate?”

Two siblings’ complex inheritance provides a case study in minimizing death taxes.

“Our parents just passed. What do we do about their estate?”
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Caring for aging parents in Canada: Financial challenges and strategies for relief

Be prepared for the financial burdens of caring for aging parents by learning about the innovative strategies that could...

Caring for aging parents in Canada: Financial challenges and strategies for relief

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Should you buy life insurance to pay for tax owed upon death?

When you die, capital gains tax might apply to some of your assets. Can life insurance help shelter your...

Should you buy life insurance to pay for tax owed upon death?

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What new bare trust tax filing rules mean for Canadians

Do Canadians have to file a trust tax return this year? What is a bare trust? What are the...

What new bare trust tax filing rules mean for Canadians

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