Estates and Trusts
Have you done an estate freeze with a trust, or any party related to the trusts, who are US citizens, green card holders or Canadians aspiring to move to the US?
If either you or your spouse is a US citizen, have you structured your estate considering both US and Canadian tax implications?
Have you purchased a US real property or are you considering buying one but wonder about the tax implications on its ownership and sale?
Did you recently find out that you will be receiving a sizable inheritance from the US?
If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, now could be a good time to see us at Bazar McBean LLP.
We have working knowledge of US and Canada individual domestic tax laws as well as tax benefits frequently available pursuant to the US-Canadian Income Tax Convention. What is often viewed as a logical solution from the Canadian tax perspective sometimes turns into a complete disaster from a cross-border perspective. We want to ensure that you receive the best advice in a timely manner before any expensive structures are implemented. The right approach can help reduce taxes and preserve your family wealth.
Some of the examples of US and Cross-Border Estate and Trust services include the following:
Cross-Border Estate and Trust services
Planning for foreign trusts on immigration to Canada, arrival to and departure from the US
Analysis of a Canadian trust with US citizens or residents as beneficiaries or trustees
Analysis of a dual resident individual life insurance trust
Advising on ownership of US real property through a US Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Filing and reporting obligations for a Canadian decedent who owned more than USD $60,000 in value of US real estate, securities or debt on the date of his/her death
Advising on gifts made by Canadian residents or US citizen taxpayers
Assisting with planning strategies for a spousal trust when one of the spouses is a US citizen