Borrowing From Your Corporation

If you have a business corporation, your income will normally consist of salary or dividends. However, given the right circumstances, your corporation may be able to lend you money tax-free. There are some things that you need to be aware of. First, if the company extends you a low or no-interest loan, there will be a taxable benefit added to…

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The Benefits Of A Holding Company

If you carry on a business as a corporation you may want to consider using a holding company to own your operating company. The holding company structure offers tax deferral opportunities and can help insulate your accumulated wealth from creditors or be used to avoid the U.S. estate tax. The Basics of A HoldCo In its basic format, a holding…

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Income Splitting For Business Owners

Income splitting can produce some pretty dramatic results.┬áConsider the case of a married, self-employed individual whose taxable income is in excess of $250,000. Assuming the spouse does not work, the tax bill would be $94,700 (in Ontario). If this couple were to split their income equally, their combined tax bill would drop to $77,700, a savings of $17,000. Now if…

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Understanding Income Splitting

The income tax you pay is based on a set of progressive tax rates. This means that the amount of income tax you pay increases as your taxable income increases. For example, in 2012 you would pay federal income tax of: 15% on the first $42,707 of income you earn, 22% on the next $42,707, 26% on the next $46,992,…

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