I’m seeking a personal tax planner on behalf of my mother, who is currently residing in Taiwan (she’s also a Canadian citizen) and has been filing her taxes as a non-resident of Canada. She has a house in Toronto which she’s been renting out for the last 30 years that she is now planning to sell. However, she is concerned about the capital gains tax implications, hence would like to consult a CPA/CA to understand how she can minimize her tax burden in the event of this transaction.
Hence, I would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with you to understand if you can help us in our mission.
Q: What documents can assist you in your initial assessment? I can prepare them beforehand so that you may have sufficient context is your assessment.
Q: When calculating capital gains tax burden, is only 50% of the accrued capital gains taxable on both the federal and provincial level? Does the 50% rule apply to both resident and non-resident taxpayers?
Q: As my mother is also a resident of Taiwan, can she leverage the Canada-Taiwan Tax Treaty to her benefit?
Q: Say a taxpayer is planning to sell a house, which will accrue $500,000 of capital gains, $250,000 of taxable capital gains. Which is the best strategy to sell the house that yields the lowest tax burden?
– Sell while she is deemed a resident of Taiwan, non-resident of Canada
– Sell while she is deemed a resident of Canada, non-resident of Taiwan
What would the estimated tax burden for each scenario be like?
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