Investment income, also known as passive income, is being targeted in a big way. Passive income generally is defined as anything non-active, such as interest, dividends, rental and royalty income and capital gains and it appears the government is taking a two-step approach to managing it.
The donation of life insurance policies and annuities to registered charities is a great way to benefit a favourite charity and for the donor to receive a taxable benefit from insurance coverage that is no longer needed.
Canada has no gift tax; however, in some cases a gift can trigger tax rules that could increase your income taxes and prevent a win-win situation for both you and the recipient. Follow these tips to limit the tax burden for giver and receiver.