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How Bill C-208 will ease the tax burden on family business

Family business is the backbone of the Canadian economy. When a family business is passed down to the next generation, we see so many positive ripple effects in the economy: A new entrepreneur is given the opportunity to succeed  New jobs are created  Industry advancements are made Loyal customers maintain a trusted partner Communities ...

Canadian real estate trends + opportunities in 2021

Looking back at initial predictions for the Canadian real estate market at the beginning of the COVID crisis, you might think you were reading a dystopian nightmare. All logic pointed to a crash, not unlike what certain markets saw in the wake of the 2008 recession. With unemployment rising, it was reasonable to assume ...

Cross-border success for non-resident business owners

Have you been tuning in to the Zeifmans’ Non-Resident Digital Event Series? So far, we’ve discussed the niche challenges experienced by high net worth individuals, as well as tips and tricks for tech and startups seeking entry into the Canadian market. Today, we’re excited to share the latest installment in the series: Cross-border concerns. ...

The wisdom continues with Zeifmans’ Non-Resident Digital Event Series: High Net Worth Edition

Our Non-Resident Digital Event Series continues, with our second installment, “High Net Worth Edition: Legacy, Preservation, and Optimization”, serving up more wisdom from three new industry experts. Continuing our earlier series of online interviews, followed by a live webinar with one our Nexia International affiliate firms, Zeifmans team members have engaged in value-packed conversations ...

Executor and beneficiary: Know your role

When a person passes away, there are several important duties to be performed in order to fully carry out their financial wishes. Simply having a will isn’t enough to make sure that an estate is divided according to an accurate depiction of the deceased’s instructions. An executor must carry out a number of responsibilities ...

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

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 ...

Family and corporate governance: A powerful combination

One of the most valuable qualities that family businesses share is intimacy – that is why family and corporate governance is so important. 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 ...