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2016 Federal Budget: The Middle Class Budget
On the election trail in 2015, the Liberal Party proposed a series of changes to eliminate certain benefits for higher income earners, to focus on cuts to the middle class and to increase spending on infrastructure and other special interest groups. On March 22, 2016 the first steps of this game plan were put into […]Continue reading
Valuations of Interests in Family Trusts
A family trust is created as either an inter vivos trust, established during the lifetime of the donor, or a testamentary trust, established in connection with a will. The retained income in an inter vivos trust has always been and will continue to be taxed at the flat top-tax rate; however, testamentary trusts receive favorable […]Continue reading
The 2015 Federal Budget
Our take: Large on promise, low on the medicine that the sugar helps go down. Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s first budget delivered on its promise to be balanced and sets forth the Conservative Government’s Election Platform for 2015. Measures that assist families, seniors, and small businesses, were the major focus for the 2015 Federal Budget. […]Continue reading