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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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January & February 2019 – CLU Comment

We are pleased to provide you with the latest bimonthly Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Comment letter, number 313 for January & February 2019. This edition of COMMENT looks at three issues: testamentary gift planning, tax filing season: a look back and ahead, and benefits … read more

November & December 2018 – CLU Comment

We are pleased to provide you with the latest bimonthly Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Comment letter, number 312 for November & December 2018. This edition of Comment looks at four issues: spousal support, combatting tax evasion through increased transparency, easing the financial strain of … read more

September & October 2018 CLU Comment

We are pleased to provide you with the latest bimonthly Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Comment letter, number 311 for September & October 2018. This edition of Comment looks at three issues: total remuneration extends beyond salary, Canadian generosity, and corporate ownership of a … read more

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Canadians sinking in debt

  “A government economist emailed a chastisement recently,” wrote Neil Macdonald for CBC News on March 19, 2019. Macdonald continued, “In the most polite language possible, he characterized columnists — me — who worry about endless accumulation of government debt … read more

Monthly rent on the rise in Canada

  “Nicholas Surges stood in lines with his roommate all over Toronto for five-and-a-half months,” wrote CBC Radio on February 24, 2019. CBC Radio continued, “They weren’t there for the launch of a cool, new product or to meet a … read more

Canadian residents banking information shared with IRS

“The Canadian government has shared more than 1.6 million Canadian banking records with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service since the start of a controversial information-sharing agreement in 2014, CBC News has learned,” wrote Elizabeth Thompson for CBC News on January … read more

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