Entries by Angelina Hung

Tax Series: Structuring Universal Life

This week, our focus is on passive investment income and limiting access to the small business tax rate.

For an advisor if you’re discussing this with a business owner or incorporated professional, here are the key points you should include:

The government is limiting access to the small business tax rate effective January 1, 2019, therefore it’s time to act now and review your situation.
Let’s review the type of assets your corporation currently holds and the treatment of these assets under the new measures.
Look at possible solutions including: Corporately-held life/critical illness insurance, Salary/Dividend payout, Individual pension plans and Deferred capital gains.

New Tax, New Insurance Opportunity: The Passive Investment Income Limit

This week, our focus is on passive investment income and limiting access to the small business tax rate.

For an advisor if you’re discussing this with a business owner or incorporated professional, here are the key points you should include:

The government is limiting access to the small business tax rate effective January 1, 2019, therefore it’s time to act now and review your situation.
Let’s review the type of assets your corporation currently holds and the treatment of these assets under the new measures.
Look at possible solutions including: Corporately-held life/critical illness insurance, Salary/Dividend payout, Individual pension plans and Deferred capital gains.

Insurance planning opportunities considering the new small business tax changes

Since the small business tax changes will be effective January 1, 2019, a discussion and plan should be prioritized now, since 2018 will be the “prior year”  of 2019. This is a good opportunity to talk to your business owner clients, incorporated professionals and accountant centres of influence about how life insurance could be a possible solution to “solve” these potential problems.