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Globe & Mail – Snowbirds, COVID-19 and what to do with your sunbelt property

Globe & Mail - Snowbirds, COVID-19 and what to do with your sunbelt property  October 5, 2020 We are very pleased to share that partners David A. Altro and Bradley [...]

| October 9th, 2020|Categories: Bradley R. Thompson, Cross Border Estate Planning, Cross Border News, Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Blog, David A. Altro, Estate Planning|Comments Off on Globe & Mail – Snowbirds, COVID-19 and what to do with your sunbelt property

How Donald Trump is driving Americans to renounce their citizenship

How Donald Trump is driving Americans to renounce their citizenship August 2020 He may not have built his “beautiful wall”, but Donald Trump is doing an A+ [...]

Globe & Mail – Why an estate freeze makes sense now

We are very pleased to share that partners David A. Altro and Bradley Richard Thompson were asked to prepare a special for The Globe and Mail, which was published on May 20, 2020. Their article titled “Why an estate freeze makes sense now” provides insight into a tax planning opportunity for Canadians which has come to light following the economic impact of COVID19. The article reviews the various factors such as the stock market, Canadian dollar, estate valuations, fair market value and more, which point towards an estate freeze as a tax planning opportunity.

Selling Your U.S. Property: Is there U.S. & Canadian Capital Gains Tax?

When a Canadian resident (non-citizen of the US) sells their vacation property in Florida, any capital gain realized is subject to US tax (and withholding) but is also subject to Canadian tax. The US tax rates applicable to “long term capital gain” (gain on capital property owned for more than 12 months) are generally 15% or 20% (there are technically 3 tax brackets on capital gains for this purpose: 0% on capital gains for single taxpayers with taxable income less than $39,376; 15% for single filers with taxable income less than $434,551 and 20% for single filers with taxable income of $434,551 or more). There is no Florida income tax on individuals.

| May 6th, 2020|Categories: All, Bradley R. Thompson, Cross Border Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Selling Your U.S. Property: Is there U.S. & Canadian Capital Gains Tax?

Globe & Mail – Will the current presidential election change U.S. estate tax for Canadians?

We are very pleased to share that David Altro and Avi Guttman were asked to prepare a special for The Globe and Mail, which was published on May 3, 2020. Their article titled “Will the current presidential election change U.S. estate tax for Canadians?” provides insight into how the US estate tax may change with the upcoming US presidential election. The article reviews proposed changes by the Republicans and Democrats, and what this means for Canadians with US estate tax exposure.

| May 4th, 2020|Categories: Avi Guttman, Cross Border Estate Planning, Cross Border News, Cross Border Tax Planning, David A. Altro, In the News, Publication|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Globe & Mail – Will the current presidential election change U.S. estate tax for Canadians?

Thomson Reuters – A New Multilateral World

The OECD’s Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the multilateral instrument or “MLI”) is now law in Canada. The MLI was Action 15 of the Base Erosion and Profits Shifting (BEPS) Project. With respect to taxpayers claiming benefits under Canadian bilateral treaties the MLI is effective January 1, 2020 with respect to withholding under 28 bilateral treaties and effective for tax years beginning June 1, 2020 with respect to all other taxes levied by Canada or one of these bilateral treaty countries. The MLI uses a “reservation” process whereby either Canada and the bilateral treaty partner can reserve with respect to certain provisions in the MLI, in either case the particular MLI provision may not apply or may apply in modified form with respect to that particular bilateral treaty.

| April 28th, 2020|Categories: All, Bradley R. Thompson, Cross Border News, Cross Border Tax Planning|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Thomson Reuters – A New Multilateral World

Virtual Witnessing of Wills and Powers of Attorney in Ontario

In Ontario, the rules relating to the execution of Wills are set out in the Succession Law Reform Act (“SLRA”) , which states that, subject to limited exceptions (such as holograph Wills, which are Wills made entirely in the testator’s handwriting, or Wills made by certain members of the Canadian Forces, naval, land or air force or sailors while on active duty), in order for Wills to be valid, they must be signed by the testator (or on their behalf) in the presence of two independent adult witnesses.  The rules relating to the execution of Powers of Attorney in Ontario, as set out in the Substitute Decisions Act (“SDA”), also require that Powers of Attorney be signed by the grantor in the presence of two witnesses.

| April 22nd, 2020|Categories: All, Estate Planning, Zaina Kottis|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Virtual Witnessing of Wills and Powers of Attorney in Ontario

Prosper, from Advisor’s Edge – Demystifying Numbers for Clients

David Altro was interviewed by the Prosper podcast, from Advisor’s Edge where he discussed the various stages of Canadians owning US property.

| December 17th, 2019|Categories: All, Cross Border Tax & Estate Planning Blog, David A. Altro, From the Blog, In the News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prosper, from Advisor’s Edge – Demystifying Numbers for Clients

Bradley R. Thompson interviewed by “Finance et investissement” about PFICs

David Altro & Avi Guttman published in the Globe and Mail on the US tax filing requirements that Americans living in Canada should know.

| December 13th, 2019|Categories: Avi Guttman, Cross Border Estate Planning, Cross Border News, Cross Border Tax Planning, David A. Altro, In the News, Publication|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Bradley R. Thompson interviewed by “Finance et investissement” about PFICs

Globe & Mail – U.S. tax-filing requirements that Americans living in Canada should know

David Altro & Avi Guttman published in the Globe and Mail on the US tax filing requirements that Americans living in Canada should know.

| December 11th, 2019|Categories: Avi Guttman, Cross Border Estate Planning, Cross Border News, Cross Border Tax Planning, David A. Altro, In the News, Publication|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Globe & Mail – U.S. tax-filing requirements that Americans living in Canada should know

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