The Federal Budget has put an emphasis on positioning Canada for success in the innovation economy of tomorrow. With so many businesses poised to change hands soon, advisors must be thinking about preparing the next generation of leaders for the new economy, despite disruptive trends and significant tax changes. The continuity, and even survival, of these companies could depend on your help.
With recent changes to the taxation of trusts, more beneficiaries may find themselves reporting trust income personally, when they are in a lower tax bracket than the trust itself. Executors, too, need to be informed about the best planning strategies. For these reasons, tax advisors must prepare themselves to answer questions about trust filing and planning.
Tax and financial advisors need to pay attention to cross-border taxation issues for Canadian clients who have real estate or financial assets in the US, and for US citizens who live in Canada or face the real possibility of legal action for any failure to report to either government. The Distinguished Advisor Workshops (DAW) being held in six cities May 29 to June 6 will cover the most pressing questions advisors have in this area, together with detailed analysis of the March 22, 2017, federal budget.