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Tax Basics for Estate Planners

with Kathleen Butler

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Learning Options:

Live webinar with chat*
includes 60 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Newfoundland)

*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee:

Save $25
Register on or before September 30, 2022
$140.00 + HST

Register after September 30, 2022
$165.00 + HST

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CPD Credit Hours:

CPID Credit Hours

ON: This program contains 1.5 Substantive hours.

BC: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

SK: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

NB: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

Lawyers in other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their attendance towards their CPD requirement/plan.

Seminar Partners is an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario and a pre-approved CPD Provider of the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for lawyers who practice or are thinking about practising in the areas of estate planning and estate administration.

About the Program

Do you assist clients with estate planning or advise executors of their duties in estate administration? Are you thinking about building a trusts and estates practice? Don’t forget the tax! Trusts and estates practice requires a fundamental understanding of some basic tax rules. Attend this webinar and get the information you need to be a more effective advisor. Experienced tax and estate planning lawyer Kathleen Butler will explain common scenarios that give rise to tax issues and break down important tax concepts that drive many estate planning strategies. You’ll learn about taxation of capital gains, lifetime transfers and gifts, tax consequence on death, registered plans, taxation of trusts, and more! The program will give you a sufficient grounding to identify tax issues in your files, recognize planning opportunities for clients, warn clients of potential tax issues, and know when to seek a second opinion from a tax lawyer or accountant. Don’t miss this condensed opportunity to enhance your understanding of essential tax rules, so you can confidently assist your next trusts and estates client!

Meet Your Presenter

Kathleen Butler

Kathleen Butler is a tax lawyer with Dwyer Tax Law in Victoria, British Columbia, where she focuses on tax and estate planning strategies. Kathleen makes use of numerous planning tools, including various types of living and testamentary trusts, corporate reorganizations, wills, probate bypass structures, family shareholder agreements for family corporations, income-splitting strategies, and advance positioning to take advantage of post-mortem planning strategies. Kathleen is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and an Executive Member of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Subsection (Vancouver Island), Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch). Before deciding to focus on tax law, Kathleen had 20 years of experience in corporate and business law (including private-public partnerships). She obtained her Masters in Tax Law from Osgoode Hall (York University, Toronto) in 2015. Kathleen is a frequent speaker on tax and estate planning matters to business and professional groups.

Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Fundamental Tax Concepts

Taxation of Capital Gains

Lifetime Transfers and Gifts

Tax Consequences on Death

Registered Plans (RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs)

Taxation of Trusts

Planning Strategies to Minimize Tax

Program Wrap-up and Evaluation

Praise for Past Programs

"I learned a lot that will be very useful in my wills and estate practice."

"This subject is so interesting and important for those drafting wills. I really enjoyed the presentation."

"Presenter was very knowledgeable and very efficient in getting through her presentation. I learned a lot."

"Probably the most useful and relevant seminar I have attended in years."

"Information provided was superb and helped to answer a lot of questions that I have!"

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Registration Fees

All costs are in Canadian dollars before taxes.

HST/GST: 848208492

Until September 30, 2022

Tax Basics for Estate Planners with Kathleen Butler, Thursday, October 20, 2022

After September 30, 2022

Tax Basics for Estate Planners with Kathleen Butler, Thursday, October 20, 2022

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