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  • The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the generosity, kindness and teamwork that can emerge when we all band together in a crisis. But we’re also seeing a few bad actors working to take advantage of the situation, particularly on the cybersecurity front as we spend more hours online for work or to ... Keep Reading >
  • A small silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis is the chance it’s given so many of us to reflect on the important things in life, from our work, our homes and living spaces, to our relationships, family values and life goals. For high net-worth families especially, these trying times have created ... Keep Reading >
  • With Mother’s Day this weekend, our thoughts turn to the women who shaped our values and who moulded us into the people we are today. Whether consoling us after a gut-wrenching loss in that pee-wee hockey playoff game or watching proudly as we accepted that hard-earned diploma, mending our ... Keep Reading >
  • We all know that the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis have been widespread and far-reaching. One lesser-known upshot is an exponential surge in demand for will and estate planning services among high net-worth individuals (especially seniors). “We’ve been getting a lot of ... Keep Reading >
  • In the middle of a global pandemic, tax planning is unlikely to be at the top of your list of priorities. But as managers of our clients’ total wealth picture, it is incumbent on us to be constantly scanning the environment for new planning ideas. As grievous as the circumstances are, the ... Keep Reading >
  • Entrepreneurs are a huge part of the Newport family and the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 has brought a tsunami of business challenges. They are responding with extraordinary leadership—reducing costs, pivoting their businesses and innovating to make it through the worst of this situation. ... Keep Reading >
  • Advantages of donating securities through a corporation In last week’s post, we examined the comparative benefits of making charitable donations of cash versus securities with an accrued capital gain. The short answer: from a tax perspective, it’s far more efficient to make donations of ... Keep Reading >
  • Last week in this blog, we introduced the concept of charitable giving through a Foundation Account at Canada Gives. As promised, this week we look at the tax benefits of donating securities versus cash – whether it is to your own private foundation, a Foundation Account at Canada Gives or ... Keep Reading >
  • For charities, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The start of the holiday season, when many people turn their thoughts – and actions – to charitable giving. Thanksgiving, November’s “Giving Tuesday” and religious holidays can all inspire a spirit of generosity. There’s also a measure of ... Keep Reading >
  • One of the most common questions that our owner-manager clients ask is: What is the most tax efficient way to take out funds from my company? There is rarely a simple answer to that question, because the choice of remuneration depends on the unique circumstances of an individual. This blog post ... Keep Reading >