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The advantages of private foundations

Foreign Private Foundations for Canadians A private foundation is a corporate entity with separate legal personality, but which has no owners, and therefore does not issue shares or other ownership interests. It is established by a founder who contributes initial...

Controlling your Trust

A Matter of Some Discretion: Controlling your Trust Two common reasons for the use of trusts in estate planning are to achieve tax efficiencies and to protect assets from potential creditors and claims. These are by no means the only reasons that trusts are utilized,...

Wealth planning and offshore trust structures

Choosing the Right Offshore Jurisdiction Wealth and estate planning that make use of so-called offshore trust structures are popular. Such structures are useful for many reasons, including to support individuals and families who are seeking a change in residency, and...

Tax-Driven Changes in Residency for Canadians

Tax-Driven Changes in Residency for Canadians For those with sufficient assets, tax-driven relocations and changes in residency have become commonplace. They began to occur in earnest in the 1990s and have increased in popularity ever since. In the past 1-2 years in...

What tax matters are important when emigrating?

When you take up residence in another country, have you obtained advice on tax matters both on departure and on any risks of having continuing connections with your former residence? While it is possible with proper planning to minimize tax on expatriation to another...