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,…

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

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

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/

What a mess…. http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2012/08/16/what-could-happen-if-you-write-your-own-living-trust/?goback=%2Egde_1701677_member_147516889

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/financial-road-map/executors-beware—its-not-an-easy-job/article4482535/?goback=%2Egde_1915873_member_148707570

It’s bad enough to have to sell the family cottage to pay capital gains tax – worse still to have a capital loss be denied because you lived in the cottage for a bit! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/how-to-take-the-tax-sting-out-of-an-inherited-property/article4483008/

If you’re not sure what I mean – scroll over the anddan.ca at the bottom of my webpage…. Tim’s right on the money, as usual. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/where-theres-a-will-theres-a-way-to-avoid-a-tax-hit/article4472416/

This result seems like common sense – but the CRA obviously didn’t think so…. http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/tcc/doc/2012/2012tcc204/2012tcc204.html?goback=%2Egde_3982304_member_131052503

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