How cash-strapped are your clients, really? Tax and financial advisors need to make that question a priority to really help younger clients before times get tougher for some. The Canadian Press, for example, recently reported about a survey by Manulife in which they found that “nearly three quarters of Canadian homeowners…would have difficulty paying their mortgage if their payments were to increase by more than 10 per cent.”
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Many Canadians have properties in the U.S. and regularly spend time there. Unfortunately, many of them also tend to take an “ostrich” approach to the related tax issues. That can be very expensive in the long run. If you are a tax or financial advisor serving snowbirds or other clients with U.S. assets, it is imperative to take a proactive approach to protect their wealth from the tax consequences in multiple jurisdictions.