Colin Blog Post - Interview Does Your Spouse Qualify

Does Your Spouse Qualify?

  Does your spouse qualify? This week we interviewed Julien Grenier, accountant and partner at Talbot & Associates. We discuss what CRA looks at when determining whether your spouse can or can’t use their capital gains exemption on the sale of your farmland.   Julien can be reached at julien.grenier@talbotcpa.ca or 204-269-7460 Looking for more? Download your Farm…

Tax Planning Strategies - Part 4

Tax Planning Strategies: Dealing with Capital Gains (Part 4)

Wanda has been investing for a long time and is quite familiar with buying when prices are low and selling when prices are high. Past non-registered account purchase In 2010, she had purchased $100,000 of ABC Corp, and today, it’s worth $250,000. Wanda is now ready to sell her investment as she believes the stock…

Tax Planning Strategies - Part 3

Tax Planning Strategies: Tax-Loss Selling (Part 3)

Tax-Loss Selling Judy bought $400,000 of ABC Bank shares in her non-registered account. Today her ABC Bank shares are worth $375,000, and she is showing a $25,000 loss. Judy plans on holding these shares for the next ten years, so she isn’t overly concerned with the short term drop in her investment. For this week’s…

Multiply your Capital Gains Exemption

Let’s Multiply Your Capital Gains Exemption

  Let’s Multiply Your Capital Gains Exemption As a farmer, you have a lifetime exemption of one million dollar on the sale of farmland. If you exceed that amount, you could be looking at a large tax bill. Here is an option to increase your capital gains exemption. In this video, we will show two things. First, when no plan is in place and the ensuing tax bill. Second, how your tax bill may be substantially decreased with the aid…

Tax Planning Strategies - Part 2

Tax Planning Strategies: 4 Strategies You Should Implement this Year (Part 2)

It’s the beginning of December, and Bob has purchased a rental property from his brother. Imagine how unfair it would be if Bob had to pay tax on his brother’s rental income for the entire year. Fortunately for Bob, that’s not the case, but this can happen when you purchase an investment in a non-registered…

Trusts - How to keep your farmland in the family and save taxes (2)

Trusts – How to keep your farmland in the family and save taxes

  This quick video on trusts explains how to keep farmland within the family while being as tax-efficient as possible! Click the buttons below for more information! Colin Sabourin is a Winnipeg based investment & financial advisor with Harbourfront Wealth Management. His specialty is working with farmers who are planning to sell or transition their…

Managing Your Portfolio in Retirement

Managing Your Portfolio in Retirement

  Managing Your Portfolio in Retirement The financial industry tends to make things more complex than they need to be. As a result, topics like this usually go in one ear and out the other. My aim with this webinar is to simplify this topic by providing an explanations (in simple English). This webinar will cover topics to be aware of as you approach or are…