Taxation of Domestic Trusts - Advanced (VO)

Are you thinking of moving from a compliance-based trust practice to an advisory-based practice? Learn more about tax planning for trusts and the potential traps and technical challenges that may be encountered in the course of tax planning.

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The seminar will cover tax issues surrounding family trusts, with a focus on complex tax planning opportunities and tax traps. Issues are discussed in both the inter vivos and testamentary context. Participants will benefit from attending if their objective is to move from a compliance-based trusts practice to an advisory-based practice. The course should allow participants who advise clients with trust structures, or who are considering trust structures, as to opportunities that may be available and to identify further issues in the course of preparing returns. 

The seminar deals primarily with tax planning for trusts and potential traps and technical challenges that may be encountered in the course of tax planning. It is highly relevant to any practitioner who has a client with a family trust in its structure, as it offers a comprehensive analysis of the amendments to the Income Tax Act regarding tax on split income that came into effect in 2018. Participants will learn how to identify potential issues with any current client structures in place and future client structures being considered and be able to propose solutions. 

Practitioners who have taken the fundamentals course and wish to have a greater understanding of trust planning opportunities.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • identify tax and estate planning opportunities for clients with trusts or considering a trust,
  • analyze the computation of trust income,
  • explain issues and opportunities to clients, and
  • identify instances where additional planning is required to avoid tax traps.


  •  Non-tax reasons for a trust 
  • Tax traps 
  • Tax planning 
  • Estate planning 
  • Determining trust income 
  • Testamentary spousal trusts 
  • 21-year rule 
  • Post-mortem tax planning
  • Audit-proofing your client 

Taxation of Domestic Trusts – Fundamentals or equivalent knowledge 

11/1/2021 - 3/25/2022
Video on Demand

Personal Passport Eligibility

Corporate Passport Eligibility


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