Posts By: Kelly Bird

2020 Throne Speech unveils upcoming tax measures for COVID-19 support

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On September 23, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Canada’s Governor General, gave the 2020 Throne Speech to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament. The speech sets the agenda for the upcoming session, outlining the government’s goals and direction. Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic took centre stage, with the Liberals outlining supports ….

Family and corporate governance: A powerful combination

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One of the most valuable qualities that family businesses share is intimacy. Not only do the team members know each other- they care about each other. They know the life story, the setbacks, the triumphs and the heartbreaks. It’s this solid connection that can make a family business unstoppable. That being said, that very same ….

When September Ends: A follow up on weathering COVID-19 storm – Vaccines, Biopharma & The Future of Our Economy

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Zeifmans brings you another exclusive COVID-19 webinar with economist Dr. Peter Andersen and special guest, Dr. Armand Balboni of Bloom Burton & Co. Over the course of their presentation, Peter and Armand address the following topics: Vaccines, biotech and big pharma’s influence on our global economy; Risk and crisis management for your business and beyond; ….

The Israel–UAE Peace Agreement – A Great Development for International Business

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On August 13, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) signed an agreement mediated by US President Donald Trump. Under the Israel-UAE peace agreement, Israel and the UAE are to establish full diplomatic relations, with the UAE becoming the third Arab state to recognize Israel. Bahrain has followed suit and is establishing full diplomatic relations ….

How to minimize or defer taxation on your trust’s 21st anniversary

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Trusts are an indispensable tool that can produce significant benefits in wealth optimization and estate planning. Trusts separate the management and control of an asset from its ownership. When correctly structured and maintained, a trust can save a family or group of individuals from overpaying taxes, while ensuring that all major financial decisions are made ….

The cross-border implications of life insurance taxation

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The purpose of life insurance is to provide tax-free funds to those we love in the event of our passing. Ultimately, we want the policy to offer more than just money; we want it to deliver peace of mind. When a family loses a loved one, the intensity of emotion is enough to deal with, ….