Morneau’s federal budget announced earlier this year informed us how the government will treat passive income in a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation. (CCPC) The government’s main concern was that under the current rules a “tax deferral advantage” exists since tax on active business income is usually lower than the top personal marginal tax rate. Therefore if the corporate funds were invested for a long period of time, shareholders might end up with more after-tax amount than if it was invested personally.
Who's this for?
- Age 55 to 64
- Preparing for retirement
- May have adult children
- Increased Net Worth
- Almost done paying mortgage
- Little to no debt
- Retirement savings is top priority (Download our app to see if you’re on track)
- Staying on budget (Download our app!)
- Reducing income tax
- Taking care of the “What-ifs?”
- Critical Illness
- Premature Death
- Make a will
- Consider powers of attorneys
- Making sure health insurance is adequate
Last summer, Finance Minister Morneau announced a number of tax reforms for Small Business Owners, including the changes to income sprinkling, minimizing the incentives to keep passive investments and reducing the transfer of corporate surpluses to capital gains.
One of the age-old financial quandaries asked of financial advisors is “shall I invest in property or funds?”. Predictably, the answer is not at all straightforward and depends on many factors, including your own financial style, personality and circumstances. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each choice to help you to be better informed about which could be the most lucrative option for you