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What is Key Person Insurance?

What is Key Person Insurance?

Most business owners understand that assets vital to the success of the enterprise should be insured. Premises are routinely covered for fire and/or theft; vehicles used to make deliveries, insured; machinery needed for manufacturing, also insured. Given that these tangible assets are instrumental in the success of the business, it makes good business sense that the business is protected in…

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Changes to the Taxation of Estates

Changes to the Taxation of Estates

[:en]Estate, trust and tax planners have long favoured testamentary trusts as vehicles to pass along assets to beneficiaries or heirs.   A testamentary trust is generally a trust or estate that is created the day a person dies. Commonly, these trusts are established in a testator’s will. A significant benefit to testamentary trusts had been that income earned and retained in…

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The Clock is Ticking! – Don’t Put Off Your Decision to Buy Life Insurance

The Clock is Ticking! – Don’t Put Off Your Decision to Buy Life Insurance

Don’t Put Off Your Decision to Buy Life Insurance 2016 is an opportune year to buy life insurance. New laws affecting the taxation of life insurance come into effect on January 1, 2017. After this date new policies will not perform as well as they do currently. The good news is that the proceeds of life insurance policies paid at…

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Don’t Wait Too Long To Convert Your Term Insurance

Don’t Wait Too Long To Convert Your Term Insurance

[:en] If you require permanent life insurance coverage for family, estate planning, business, or tax planning purposes or you just wish to accumulate money in your life insurance program it may be time to look at a permanent, level cost solution. Many of us purchase large amounts of low cost term insurance to cover our needs while we are raising…

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Taxation of Life Insurance – New Rules Offer a Window of Opportunity

Taxation of Life Insurance – New Rules Offer a Window of Opportunity

[:en]Permanent life insurance, such as Whole Life or Universal Life, has long been accepted as a tax efficient way of accumulating cash for future needs. Soon the amount of funds that can be tax sheltered within a life insurance policy will be reduced by new tax rules which take effect January 1, 2017. These changes may make 2016 the best…

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A Lifetime Gift for Your Grandchildren

A Lifetime Gift for Your Grandchildren

[:en]The Cascading Life Insurance Strategy  If you are a grandparent wishing to provide an asset for your grandchildren without compromising your own financial security you may want to consider an estate planning application known as cascading life insurance.

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The Corporate Extraction Strategy

The Corporate Extraction Strategy

[:en]Transferring a Life Insurance Policy to a Corporation The Corporate Extraction Strategy involves transferring a personally owned life insurance policy to a corporation for its fair market value (FMV). When handled properly, it could result in withdrawing capital from the corporation tax free!

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Family Business Planning Strategies

Family Business Planning Strategies

If you are an owner in a family enterprise, the likelihood of your business successfully transitioning to the next generations is not very good. This has not changed over the years. Statistics show a failure rate of:

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