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Tag: income tax act

Tag: income tax act

A MIC’s Specified Shareholder, Related Parties and Prohibited RRSP Investment Rules

The Question being asked is a brother or sister of a shareholder of a mortgage investment corporation (MIC) a specified shareholder (To qualify as a MIC...

MIC Foreign Investors & Withholding Taxes on Dividends

The Quick and Simple is that Yes, withholding taxes (usually 25% of gross amount unless subject to a tax treaty with the resident country of the...

Taxation of a MIC, a Mortgage Investment Corporation

The MIC itself will not pay income tax so long as the profits are flowed through to the shareholders and taxed in their hands. This is...

MICs: The Technical Aspects of a Mortgage Investment Corporation

TYPE OF ENTITY FOR A MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORPORATIONA Canadian Corporation throughout the taxation year where its business only undertakes to invest its funds, and thereafter qualifies...

ESTATES & NFP: Income Tax and Family Law considerations at death

Income Taxes at DeathClaims arising on the death of a spouse are not many, nor is there much jurisprudence dealing therewith. But claims arising on marriage...

TRUSTS & ESTATES: How your Beneficiaries are taxed

Taxation of BeneficiariesUnder subsection 104(13) of the Canadian Income Tax Act (“ITA”), the income of a trust or estate that is paid or payable to a...

TRUSTS & ESTATES: Transfering assets to your spouse or children

Trusts and AttributionThe attribution rules for trusts, transferors, and so on are given in Subsections 74.1(1) and 74.2(2) of the Canadian Income Tax Act (“ITA”).  These...

How Trusts are Taxed in Canada

Taxation of TrustsThe taxation of trusts and their beneficiaries are dealt with under Sections 104 to 108, inclusive, of the ITA. The fundamental principle with respect...

Trusts, Trustees and Estate Planning

What is a Trust?The word “trust” has not been defined in the Income Tax Act (ITA), nor is there any definitive guideline to establish whether or not a...

Estate Tax Planning: RRSPs and Rollovers

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)Like non-depreciable capital property and depreciable capital property, a spousal rollover is available for RRSPs. Money directly received by the spouse (as...