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Kenneth Keung is quoted in the Investment Executive article titled “How should trusts flow out capital gains to beneficiaries in 2024?”, July 5, 2024.

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Kim G C Moody, Kenneth Keung, and Christopher Ellett are quoted in the Investment Executive article titled “When is the latest clients can sell assets prior to June 25?”, published on May 17, 2024.

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Alexander Marino recently appeared on the Global Investment Voice Podcast to discuss the benefits of renouncing US citizenship on March 14, 2024.

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Alexander Marino guested on the Snowbirds US Expats Radio Podcast about the benefits of renouncing your US citizenship on January 17, 2024.

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Kenneth Keung and Evan Crocker are quoted in Investment Executive article titled “CRAʼs 10% interest rate on overdue tax raises risks“, published on November 13, 2023.

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Hot times for summer tax action: The top five

Our firm’s tax groupies often ask us what is happening in the tax world. Given that we are in the heart of the summer, we thought it would be a good time to list the top five tax matters / issues that we are waiting for. Ok… ok… tax groupies might be a bit of a stretch, but we can only hope.

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Important Supreme Court of Canada case on farming losses — Win, place or show me the money

On August 1, 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Canada v. Craig, 2012 SCC 43. The case involved the deductibility of farming losses incurred by a taxpayer.

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Fair market value transfers of property to trusts – The Federal Court of Appeal decision of Sommerer

Canadian tax practitioners often recommend the use of inter vivos trusts in tax and estate planning for private clients. Trusts, if planned and executed correctly, offer confidentiality protection, probate avoidance, income / capital gains splitting and potential tax deferral. Trusts are not for everyone. They require careful execution and administration but in the right circumstances trusts can offer flexibility for the private client in planning their affairs.

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Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog

At Moodys, our bench strengths are Canadian, US, and cross-border tax advisory services. We are a unique multi-disciplinary firm that employs both accountants and lawyers to arrive at optimal solutions for our clients. However, what does “optimal solutions” mean? Good question.

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Tax resiliency

I was catching up on my reading over the weekend and I came across a short essay published by the Harvard Business Review. Two paragraphs of the article struck a chord. They read as follows:

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Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) trust audits: An update

Our firm’s June 21, 2010 blog (yes, that’s over two years ago), discussed the CRA’s domestic trust audit project. Our February 9, 2011 blog discussed the CRA’s high net worth audit initiative (or what the CRA calls the “Related Party Initiative” or “RPI” for short). These are two very high profile audit initiatives undertaken by the CRA. What is the status of these projects? Good question.

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Kenneth Keung is quoted in the Investment Executive article titled “How should trusts flow out capital gains to beneficiaries in 2024?”, July 5, 2024.

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Kim G C Moody, Kenneth Keung, and Christopher Ellett are quoted in the Investment Executive article titled “When is the latest clients can sell assets prior to June 25?”, published on May 17, 2024.

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Alexander Marino recently appeared on the Global Investment Voice Podcast to discuss the benefits of renouncing US citizenship on March 14, 2024.

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Alexander Marino guested on the Snowbirds US Expats Radio Podcast about the benefits of renouncing your US citizenship on January 17, 2024.

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Kenneth Keung and Evan Crocker are quoted in Investment Executive article titled “CRAʼs 10% interest rate on overdue tax raises risks“, published on November 13, 2023.