Archive for April, 2015

Charitable Gifts Involving Private Company Shares or Real Estate

Earlier this week, the federal government released its 2015 budget. The budget contains a number of proposals to amend the Income Tax Act, and also provides updates regarding previously announced tax measures. One of the proposed changes announced in the budget will be especially relevant to donors and registered charities. Currently, when capital property is… View this post »

Why Do I Want to Leave a Legacy Gift?

By Joan Webster, Volunteer Covenant House Since becoming a volunteer at Covenant House, I have witnessed firsthand the dedication and sincerity of the staff as they interact with the youth at the drop-in centre. The staff is totally COMMITTED to transforming the lives of these homeless kids. The entire organization is so impressive and has… View this post »

Recent Changes Impacting Charitable Giving

By the Clark Wilson LLP Wealth Preservation Group The federal government recently announced amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) that will provide greater flexibility with respect to charitable gifts that are made in a will. Currently, any charitable gifts that are made in an individual’s will are deemed to have been made by the… View this post »