Succession Planning for Business Owners

An succession planning checklist for business owners.

Estate Planning for Business Owners

An estate planning checklist for business owners.

Estate Planning for Young Families

An estate planning checklist for young families.

Segregated Funds or Mutual Funds Infographic

We’ve put together an infographic outlining the differences between segregated funds and mutual funds.

Group Life vs Individual Life Insurance

We’ve put together an infographic outlining the differences between group and self owned life insurance.

Mortgage Insurance Infographic

We’ve put together an infographic on personally/self owned versus bank owned mortgage life insurance.

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.

CLU Comment: Tax Assessments & Reassessments

The Canadian tax system is based on a self-assessment or honour system, requiring every taxpayer to file an
annual income tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which sets out income earned, eligible expenses, deductions and credits

CLU Comment: Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan

CLU Comment: Contributions under the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan (C/QPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) change annually.