TAX PLANNING SERVICES
At Cardinal Point, we guide our clients through a full range of Canadian, U.S. and cross-border tax planninga strategy. These strategies are designed to minimize our clients’ tax liabilities, maximize their cash flow, and help them to realize their financial goals.
At Cardinal Point, we guide our clients through a full range of Canadian, U.S. and cross-border tax planning strategy. These strategies are designed to minimize our clients’ tax liabilities, maximize their cash flow, and help them to realize their financial goals.
Our tax planning initiatives are fully integrated with our clients’ investment, financial and estate planning strategy. This coordinated approach to wealth management streamlines the financial planning process and helps our clients ensure lasting wealth for today, tomorrow and generations to come.
Canada and U.S. Tax Preparation
Our domestic and cross-border tax planning services also include tax preparation and tax compliance for clients living, working, investing, transitioning residency and/or conducting business in the U.S. and Canada. Our team of professionals specialize in providing the following list of services:
Whether you are a Canadian or American living in your home country, a Canadian living in the U.S., an American living in Canada or an expat living abroad, Cardinal Point can handle all aspects of your tax needs to help you comply with the relevant tax laws and regulations in Canada and the U.S.
Do you file both Canada and U.S. taxes?
Our team can handle all of your cross-border tax planning needs
Moving across the border?
Important tax planning initiatives must be considered prior to any move.
OUR RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Dual Tax Residency in a Canadian Context
Cross-border residency may create numerous significant Canadian tax issues for you, in both countries. That’s increasingly important since many people now work remotely across borders. Certain criteria are used to determine Canadian residency for tax purposes, but filing official forms to determine your tax status may also trigger reviews or audits that are not in your best interest. On the other hand, cross-border taxpayers may avoid double taxation thanks to treaties other countries sign with Canada. Tax rules are always complex, and those involving dual residency can be extremely complicated. That is why insight from an expert cross-border tax planning professional is strongly advised.
Communicating Your Estate Plan is a Vital Part of “The Estate Plan”
Estate planning is a vital part of financial planning and wealth management. But communicating your estate plans is equally vital, to ensure that your plans are executed according to your wishes. That’s especially true when it comes to communicating with the Executor of your estate and those who are designated with Power of Attorney for Property or Personal Care. Too often that communication is overlooked, but you can ensure that those designated persons are well-informed and prepared by writing them a letter that outlines their tasks and responsibilities. The following article includes more information, plus convenient, customizable templates to help you draft those vital communiqués.
Nannies, Housekeepers and Gardeners: U.S. Taxpayer Implications for Household Workers
If you are hiring a household worker in the United States, you need to have an understanding of their status related to income tax purposes and your obligations as the payor. The first thing to determine is whether the worker is an independent contractor or your employee. That status will determine the documentation required for the work agreement, payments made to and for the worker, as well as how you report their income paid by you. If you’re a Canadian resident, you’ll be interested in our next article on hiring household workers in Canada.