Articles that have been written and published on The Blunt Bean Counter Blog – The Blunt Bean Counter is a tax expert who shares twenty-five years of experience in his tax blog   An Estates Fairy Tale March 2, 2015 Cottage Trusts November 10, 2014 Inheriting the Cottage/Cabin/Chalet –The Great Estate Planning Challenge November 3,…

Gordon Pape’s wife of 51 years passed away and he was left with the task of acting as executor of her estate.

Nothing screams “moving target” quite like US estate tax…but maybe we’ve truly hit a status quo! http://www.myownadvisor.ca/2013/05/death-and-taxes-and-taxes-in-death-u-s-estate-taxes/

Make sure that you’ve claimed all the deductions and credits you are entitled to as parents of minor children! Have a look: http://www.todaysparent.com/family-tax-credits

Mark Goodfield was kind enough to lend me the platform of his bluntbeancounter.com blog to address a common problem with wills – the absence of an RESP provision. If you want to learn more, here’s the link: http://www.thebluntbeancounter.com/search?q=katy+basi

All that studying was worth it. Anxiety has an upside! http://katybasi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Law-of-Trusts-Award.jpg

Is this one of your resolutions for 2013? http://business.financialpost.com/2012/12/22/why-you-should-make-estate-planning-a-priority-in-2013/?goback=%2Egde_2375829_member_199312048

Many Canadians do not have powers of attorney in place – but what about those that do? Are these powers of attorney drafted in such a way that financial institutions will accept them? At least in the attached article the grantors still had capacity and could take steps to fix the issues. The most difficult…

So much for passing downloaded music, books etc down to your children! Perhaps Bruce will save the day… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197248/Bruce-Willis-fights-leave-iPod-tunes-family-Actor-considering-legal-action-Apple-battle-owns-songs-downloaded-iTunes.html

I’m sure he’s rolling over in his grave… http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/dead-ontario-mans-pension-awarded-to-ex-wife/article4844587/

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