Or so the saying goes. This certainly is true in Canada where there is a “deemed disposition” when a taxpayer dies. What this means is that a taxpayer is deemed to dispose of all his or her assets at fair market value immediately preceding death.
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Let’s face it, raising a family today can be financially challenging. The cost of living continues to increase, housing costs are rising along with education and extra-curricular activities for our children. It is tough to make ends meet and still have something left over at the end of each month.
With the federal government heading towards the legalization of personal marijuana use some life insurance companies have announced that occasional marijuana smokers would now be considered as non-smokers on new applications for life insurance.
Have you found yourself wondering if you really need that life insurance policy you pay for every month? You are not alone.
Whether you are decades away from retirement or if it is just around the corner, being aware of the planning opportunities will take the fear and uncertainty out of this major life event.
If you have ever thought that life insurance was something you wouldn’t need after you reached a certain level of financial security, you might be interested in knowing why many wealthy individuals still carry large amounts of insurance. Consider the following:
Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the government’s 2017 federal budget on March 22, 2017. The budget expects a deficit of $23 billion for fiscal 2016-2017 and forecasts a deficit of $28.5 billion for 2017-2018. Learn what the budget means for small business owners.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the government’s 2017 federal budget on March 22, 2017. The budget expects a deficit of $23 billion for fiscal 2016-2017 and forecasts a deficit of $28.5 billion for 2017-2018. Learn what the budget means for families.
If you are the owner of a successful company it is likely that you have retained profits or surplus cash in your corporation. If this is the case, chances are also good that this invested surplus is exposed to a high rate of corporate income tax. If this describes your company then you may be a candidate for the Corporate Estate Transfer. This strategy provides tax sheltered growth as well as maximizing the estate value of your company upon your death.
BC Finance Minister, Michael de Jong delivered the province’s 2017 budget on Feb. 21, 2017. Learn what the budget means for small business owners and individuals.
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Magdalena (Medy) Dytuco,
CPA, CGA, CFP
Tel: (604) 368-1735
Medy, also known by her “proper name” Magdalena, is a Certified Financial Planner, Designated Accountant, trained life coach and has over 20 years experience in business and financial analysis. She also coached a leadership course for several years and completed the Coaches Training Institute Co-Active Coaching program. She brings all this together in educating and empowering her clients with creative strategies to help them achieve the life they want at retirement, reach their financial goals with freedom & ease, as well as to keep more of their hard earned money through their lifetime.