PRIVATE WEALTH SERVICES
FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS
Cardinal Point builds personalized, comprehensive and tailored wealth plans for residents of Canada.
PRIVATE WEALTH SERVICES FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS
Cardinal Point builds personalized, comprehensive and tailored wealth plans for residents of Canada
At Cardinal Point, we work with individuals and families who have made a commitment to excellence and expect it from others. Our clients come to us for a variety of reasons: the expertise of our investment management services; the integration of their tax, retirement, and estate plans; and the simplicity we bring to their complex financial lives.
We understand that your family, your values, your interests and your philanthropy are all connected. That’s why we use a comprehensive, personalized financial planning approach to build, preserve and manage your wealth.
As a client of Cardinal Point, you can enjoy the assurance that comes with having a team of experienced professionals working with you to build a comprehensive wealth plan that is focused on creating long-term value — and delivered with a personalized approach that is tailored to your needs.
Canadian Private Wealth Services are best suited for families with more than $1 million of investable assets.
OUR RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Probate Fee Planning: Understanding the Pros and Cons
There are fees or taxes associated with probate, which vary depending on the jurisdiction and can be quite high. Failing to plan carefully can result in greater tax liability and assets not being distributed among beneficiaries as intended. Fortunately, strategies to reduce those fees can have a significant impact on the distribution of wealth upon death. But while some strategies work in certain jurisdictions, they may not be applicable elsewhere. There are also special ways to reduce fees for those over the age of 65. While probate fee planning is a complex process, it’s valuable – and worthy of guidance from a qualified professional advisor.
Pension Options for the Canadian Business Owner-Managers Retirement
Planning for retirement is an important objective for owner-managers operating businesses in Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPC). Their options include Registered Retirement Savings Plans, Canada Pension Plans, Quebec Pension Plans, or Individual Pension Plans. Generally, these are funded by the employer for the benefit of employees once they retire. They can either be funded only by the employer or may by the employer and the employee. Each plan has its own rules and timelines regarding contributions, contribution limits, and withdrawals – and there may be penalties for not adhering to the rules. Planning ahead with strategies based on your particular situation can help boost retirement savings. Learn more by reading our article devoted to this topic.
Canadian Business Owner-Manager Remuneration Planning
If you are an incorporated Canadian entrepreneur or business owner, there are two general ways to pay yourself from your corporation. You can use a salary or bonus, and that’s a deductible business expense but is fully taxable as your personal employment income. Or the company can pay a dividend that isn’t a deductible business expense but is taxed at a lower rate to you as personal income. Each option has different personal and corporate tax implications. There may also be some different tax rate advantages or disadvantages, depending on the province. Our article covers the details to provide understanding and strategic tax planning insights.