IT'S YOUR FUTURE: THE CANADIAN GUIDE TO ESTATE PLANNING
Arthur B. Drache.
Volume 12 Number 5
The old expression that nothing is certain except death and taxes is still appropriate. If you accept this premise, this book should be on your reading list. Arthur Drache is an Ottawa lawyer who is a contributing editor to The Financial Post and who is also editor of The Canadian Taxpayer and The Canada Estate Planning Service. Even though the author has tax expertise, he has avoided using the technical jargon that abounds in our various pieces of tax legislation. The book is written for the majority of people with normal incomes, typical families, and some assets or the hope of accumulating some assets. It explains the alternative plans available to them to attract the least tax. Each chapter discusses a particular topic, such as the use of wills, insurance, retirement funding, providing for your children's education, among others. The author collects and discusses the relevant legislation and sets out examples of the planning options. Special situations are discussed for unmarried couples, single parents, and situations involving people supporting parents.
Subject to the usual problems that some tax legislation varies from province to province and that tax legislation, both federal and provincial, is always in a state of flux, this is a very good introductory book about tax planning.
Allan Kogon, Georgetown, ON.
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