Posts By: Rosie Iskander

Your estate trustee needs these 7 qualities

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Selecting a trustee or executor for your estate is among the most important decisions you’ll make in the estate planning process. Many people automatically assume that the role should be filled by a family member. After all, your family has a vested interest in the success of your estate; often they themselves are the beneficiaries. ….

Zeifmans’ Quarterly 3 – Development Trends

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The real estate and land development space is quickly changing, as a result, new approaches to development are emerging. Taking a page from the residential project, Reina[1], the first all- female real estate development group in Canada, our real estate team decided to examine development trends through new a lens, as we celebrate equality in ….

IRS provides guidance eliminating tax filings for Canadians holding RESPs

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On March 2, 2020, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-17 which has broad implications to US citizens in Canada who maintain Registered Education Savings Plans (“RESPs”) and possibly, Tax-free savings accounts (“TFSAs”).  The highlights are as follows: Holders of Canadian RESPs will no longer have to file Forms 3520 and 3520-A for said accounts. The ….

Harnessing the power of a mobile workforce

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The world of work has changed substantially since the days of strictly 9 to 5. As our tech has advanced, traffic congestion has worsened, and real estate prices have risen, the workforce has moved towards favouring more mobile and flexible employment solutions. And it’s not just the employees applauding the transition; companies are also experiencing ….

Do you own a U.S. enterprise? You may be required to complete the BE-12 benchmark survey by May 31, 2018

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A U.S. business enterprise includes any organization, association, branch, or venture which exists for profit making purposes or to otherwise secure economic advantage, and any ownership of any real estate which is held for profit making purposes*. If this applies to you, you may be required to complete the BE-12 benchmark survey by the end ….