One of an executor’s most important jobs is to obtain the clearance certificate: written confirmation from the Canada Revenue Agency that the deceased (and the deceased’s estate) has paid all taxes and associated interest and penalties up to the date the certificate is issued. How does an executor obtain one and why is it so important? …Read more
Ontario is moving ahead with a plan to scrap a provincial program that offers basic out-of-country travel insurance…Read more
The approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has sharpened divisions between Canada’s indigenous communities, with some fiercely opposing the line and others seeking to own it….Read more
Auditing Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Tax-free savings accounts were introduced in 2009. These accounts allow you to save money, without paying any tax on the interest you earn or when the money is withdrawn. However, if your TFSA carries on a business, according to subsection 146.2(6) of Canada’s Income Tax Act, the income earned is taxable. Read more…
For 2017 tax filing, here are changes you can share with clients, courtesy of the CRA…Read more
Overall, most parents in or near retirement want their children to have it better than they did, but times have changed. We have transitioned from a society of savers to one of debtors.
This means that many members from Generation X (ages 39 to 53), are faced with trying to keep their heads above water….Read more
For the fourth quarter, Wells Fargo says its earnings rose 17% from a year ago. One of the main reasons, according to the banking giant, is it benefited from the recently passed GOP tax bill…Read more
Reading through your long term disability policy can be an overwhelming process, but we want to make it easier for you. It’s extremely important in this process that you take time to carefully read each section, making sure you have an educated understanding of how everything works…Read more
When couples separate or divorce, they often don’t know if family gifts or inheritances stay separate or become communal property.
While a thorough review of each case’s circumstances is always required, in general, Ontario law regarding gifts and inheritances is based on timing…Read more
As a travel insurance specialist, I have advocated for consumer protection with doctors and insurance companies. For you, the consumer, I am here to educate and provide you with knowledge and understanding of the products you are purchasing.
The CCIR came up with a consumer survey on travel insurance to which results were posted in 2016. Further to the survey, recommendations were made by the CCIR on Travel Insurance Reforms that were posted on May 31, 2017. The goal is to enhance consumer protection and increase confidence in travel health insurance products.