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27 Apr

Tax Planning Opportunities in a Depressed Market

Monday, April 27, 2020Lindsay Ann HistropCorporate Law, Tax and Estate Planning, Tax LawIncome Splitting, Capital Losses, Capital Gains, Prescribed Rate Loan Structure

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The recent decline in financial markets may present opportunities to obtain refunds of tax paid in prior years. They may also present opportunities for income-splitting if...

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16 Apr

Directors and officers need to stay focused and diligent during COVID-19 health emergency

Thursday, April 16, 2020Arlene O'Neill, Kathleen SkerrettSecurities Law, Business Law, Corporate Law, Tax LawDirectors and Officers Liability, Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage, HST/GST

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With the COVID-19 health emergency continuing for a least another month in Ontario and non-essential businesses remaining closed, directors and officers must continue to remain focused of their duties and to protect the companies they serve as a director or officer and themselves from potential liability.

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13 Apr

COVID-19 Provides Rare Opportunity for an Estate Freeze

Monday, April 13, 2020William S. Bernstein, Lorne Saltman, James M. Parks, Greg Farano LLB, CFA, TEP, Lindsay Ann HistropCorporate Law, Income Tax Act, Estate Planning, Tax and Estate Planning, Tax LawCOVID-19, Wills, Estate Freeze

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COVID-19 has resulted in significant decreases to the value of many assets, including marketable securities, private businesses and real estate. This provides an opportunity to implement an estate freeze at low values, which allows for future savings in income tax.

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