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Apr 23, 2020

FAQ - Tax Planning Opportunities in a Down Market?

As we are all aware, a consequence of the covid-19 pandemic is the current "down market" in which we find ourselves.  In light of these times,... Read More
Nov 29, 2019

Creating A Mutual Wills Agreement And Determining When It Is Breached

Co-written by Articling Student Thomas Witteveen  When spouses are estate planning, it is common for them to consider drafting "mirror wills... Read More

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Jan 29, 2019

Update on Multiple Will Planning: Milne Decision Successfully Appealed

Following months of uncertainty, we are pleased to report that a recent court decision has overturned a prior decision that invalidated a common es... Read More
Oct 25, 2018

Important Information regarding Multiple Will Planning

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision, Re Milne Estate, has created some uncertainty regarding an estate planning strategy used for over two dec... Read More

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Milne decision  |  administration taxes  |  Ontario Superior Court decision

Dec 21, 2017

An Ode to Income Splitting by Robins Appleby LLP

'Twas the middle of July, with days so hot and hazy When the Feds announced new tax rules, which some said were so crazy With complicated langua... Read More


65-plus  |  revised legislation  |  income splitting  |  small business  |  private corporations  |  Feds announced new tax rules

Jun 7, 2017

Changes to CRA's Voluntary Disclosures Program Expected

In order to promote tax compliance and incentivise taxpayers to disclose previous tax reporting omissions and inaccuracies, Canada Revenue Agency (... Read More


onshore  |  Offshore  |  VDP application  |  OCAC Report  |  Minister of National Revenue  |  taxpayers  |  CRA

Apr 19, 2017

Pipeline Planning

When an individual dies owning shares in a privately held corporation, there is potential for double taxation, as will be explained below. To avoid... Read More


pipeline  |  taxplanning  |  capitalgains  |  dividends  |  taxlaw  |  Tax  |  CRA

Mar 23, 2017

2017 Federal Budget Highlights

2017 Federal Budget Highlights  On March 22, 2017, the federal government delivered its 2017 budget. For business owners, a lot of the items c... Read More

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