Changes to Trust Reporting Rules

Changes to Trust Reporting Rules

New Filing RequirementsIn order “to improve the collection of beneficial ownership information with respect to trusts and to help the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) assess the tax liability for trusts and its beneficiaries” the CRA has come out with Draft legislation for new reporting rules for Trusts. The new rules are effective for year […]

Due Dates for Corporate, Trust and Estate, Partnership and Individual Tax Returns

We wanted to clarify that any returns that were already due that have been deferred until June 1st under CRA’s administrative concession are NOT entitled to the extended September 1st filing deadline. However, for those returns that are otherwise due in June, July or August 2020, they were  granted an extended filing deadline of September 1st 2020. In […]

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Read the follow-up article to this for the most up-to-date information: COVID-19: Economic Response Plan – Legislative Update On March 18, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.  The plan includes some proposed tax and non-tax measures aimed at relieving economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Note:  None of the proposed measures […]

Estate Planning: The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

When you open a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”), Registered Retirement Income Fund (“RRIF”), or Tax-free Savings Account (“TFSA”), the account opening documents typically include a place for a beneficiary designation.  What is a beneficiary designation, and what are the consequences of designating or not designating a beneficiary? Beneficiary Designation Explained A beneficiary designation is […]