Category Inheritance

An Alternative to Holding a Cottage – A Family Trust

Many Canadians families either currently own or are considering the purchase of a cottage property. Normally they would simply pay for the cottage and register the title in the purchasers’ individual names. In many areas, due to limited supply of waterfront property and increasing demand cottage properties can have significant increases in value over a number of years.

When the original purchasers pass away or want to transfer or gift the property to the next generation there is a significant capital gain on the transaction. In Canada, the capital gain also means a significant cheque payable to the Receiver General to pay the taxes on the disposition.

A flexible alternative to holding the cottage property title may be a Family Trust.

What is a Family Trust?
A trust can be a useful estate p...

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