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Canadian Capital Gains and Estate Taxes - AG Tax LLP

June 23, 2011

A deceased individual is considered to have disposed of each capital property owned by him/her immediately before death and may realize capital gains and/or losses.

If the total realized and deemed allowable capital losses for the year exceeds realized and deemed taxable capital gains for the year, the losses may be deducted in full, first against the other income of the year of death and next against other income of the three preceding years

About RRSPs and RIFFs

• If there is no surviving spouse to become the successor annuitant of an RRSP or RRIF plan, the fair market value of the plan will also be included on the decedent’s final tax return.

• A deceased individual may claim medical expenses for the 24 month period prior to death

Capital Gains, RRSPs  & RIFFs: Just some of the tax issues

We are just scratching the surface of some of the other tax issues you need to be aware of. Not knowing about some of these issues could not only cause overpayment of taxes but also expose you to penalties for failure to comply with CRA and other agency requirements for properly managing an estate.

AG Tax LLP Can Help

As implied earlier, for Canadians, there are withholding tax, capital gains and estate tax ramifications related to owning, renting and selling US properties. Handling any of the critical issues  incorrectly may result in significant tax problems. The remedy is effective planning and we can help you with that!

If you have any tax-related queries or need assistance with tax planning or filing please contact AG Tax. Our tax professionals are highly-experienced with US and Canadian tax laws and can provide you the right guidance to handle your tax situation.

Aylett Grant Tax LLP is a full service accounting firm with a dedicated team of experts, who are highly-qualified and experienced in handling situations related to US, Canadian, and other international tax laws. We can assist with:

  • Canadian Personal and Corporate tax returns
  • Cross Border Taxation and Business Planning
  • US Personal and Corporate Taxation
  • Disclosure of Foreign Assets and other information filings
  • Retirement planning
  • Estate Planning, Inheritance tax advice

To obtain a quote or to arrange for a consultation to discuss your tax related queries, please contact us at:

  • 416-238-5920 (Greater Toronto Area, ON)
  • 604-538-8735 (Greater Vancouver Area, BC)
  • 780-702-2732 (Greater Edmonton Area, AB)

 

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ABOUTAG Tax LLP
With offices across Canada, we are positioned to manage and process the full scope of your Canadian, US and US Canada cross-border tax filing needs.
OFFICEVancouver
12752 28th Ave, Surrey, BC, V4A 2P4
OFFICEEdmonton
104–4220 98 St NW Edmonton AB, T6E 6A1

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