Published: February 5, 2020
Last Updated: April 5, 2021
The biggest mistake in estate planning is not taking into account the taxes payable on death.
There is a deemed disposition of capital assets when an individual dies which gives rise to a large tax owing in the estate. Bequests often do not take into account the net after-tax value of the estate.
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