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    When properly structured, life insurance creates significant living benefits for a business owner and their family.
    Few products act as both a tax exempt wealth transfer vehicle and an asset class in Canada. Life insurance also provides a prompt source of liquidity protecting both your family and the business in a worst case scenario.
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    Succession often poses a serious challenge for most business owners as different family members often have different wants and needs.
    There is usually agreement that the company produces the wealth. Life insurance provides a prompt source of tax-free cash when it is needed most. This buys the family the time to make the tough decisions.
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    Tax planning provides significant opportunities for both the company and the family.
    Efficient tax planning provides more operating capital for the company as well as consumption capital for you and your family. It is important that a business owner understands the benefits of tax-exempt life insurance from a tax planning perspective.
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    Estate planning is essential for any business owner where there are complex challenges and significant assets.
    Effective estate planning makes both the business and the family more tax efficient. Life insurance addresses many complex estate issues and allows for the efficient transfer of wealth from the company and its shareholders to the family.
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    Multiple shareholders of a company often have a shareholders agreement. The critical consideration is not how shares will be purchased, but how the share purchase is funded. Even if surviving shareholders or the company has the cash on hand - life insurance is the most efficient funding mechanism due to the tax advantages.

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May & June 2017 CLU Comment

We are pleased to provide you with the latest bimonthly Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Comment letter, number 303 for May & June 2017. This edition of Comment looks at four issues: prescribed interest rates, charitable donations, the changing face of Canada’s labour market, … read more

March & April 2017 CLU Comment

We are pleased to provide you with the latest bimonthly Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Comment letter, number 302 for March & April 2017. This edition of Comment looks at two issues: tax-free savings accounts: understanding contribution limits, and eight tips for saving on 2016 … read more

January & February 2017 CLU Comment

We are pleased to provide you with the latest bimonthly Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Comment letter, number 301 for January & February 2017. This edition of Comment looks at three issues: when contracts result in unintended tax consequences, a new year: revisiting marginal … read more

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Blog Entries

Could Canadians say goodbye to the $5 bill?

  “Foonie doesn’t really work, so Canadians will have to put on their thinking caps to figure out a name for the $5 coin,” wrote Don Pittis for CBC News on June 27, 2017. Pittis continued, “As the loonie turns 30 this … read more

Alcohol conditions send more to hospitals then heart attacks

“There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks,” wrote Sherry Noik for CBC News on June 22, 2017. Noik continued, “Alcohol poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, liver disease, chronic alcohol abuse and other conditions … read more

Annual cancer statistics report estimates 1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer

“Almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society predicts,” wrote The Canadian Press posted on CBC … read more

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