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Monthly Archives: June 2013

28 06, 2013

Update: US Senate Votes to Approve Gang of Eight’s US Immigration Reform Bill

Yesterday afternoon the US Senate voted to approve the US Immigration Reform Bill with a final vote of 68-32 in favor of the bill. While some modifications to the bill were made in the Senate, the key provisions for Canadians have remained largely untouched. These key provisions include Canadian/ Snowbird Tourism, and the US Retiree visa. [...]

25 06, 2013

Foreign Buyers see U.S. as Profitable Investment

In the ever changing real estate marketing, we have seen foreign interest in the U.S. market rise and drop. As detailed in the article below by the National Association of Realtors, foreign purchases are down compared to one year ago but Canadians are still the number one foreign buyer in the U.S. Among the reasons that [...]

20 06, 2013

Watch Out for Tax Rate Changes for Trusts

Back in March, the Canadian government had indicated that they were looking into changing the graduated tax rates applied to testamentary trusts. Trusts have always been a tool for tax and estate planning, and although their use will likely not diminish, this overhaul will drastically alter the way in which these types of trusts are taxed. [...]

18 06, 2013

Tax strategy: Clearing up confusion about TFSAs

Matt C. Altro is a contributor to Paul Delean's business column in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to view the article online or scroll down to read Matt's answer to the fifth question. Tax strategy: Clearing up confusion about TFSAs PAUL DELEAN The Gazette Tuesday, June 18, 2013 At last count, more than 8 million Canadians [...]

12 06, 2013

The New U.S. Immigration Bill – Impacts to Canadians Spending More Time in the U.S.

In recent weeks, there has been extensive news coverage on the Gang of Eight’s U.S. Immigration reform bill. If the new bill were to pass, U.S. Immigration (USCIS) would extend the amount of days a Canadian can spend in the U.S. from 180 to 240 per year. Many Canadian Snowbirds are delighted that their 6-month sunny [...]

12 06, 2013

The New U.S. Immigration Bill – Impacts to Canadians Spending More Time in the U.S.

In recent weeks, there has been extensive news coverage on the Gang of Eight’s U.S. Immigration reform bill. If the new bill were to pass, U.S. Immigration (USCIS) would extend the amount of days a Canadian can spend in the U.S. from 180 to 240 per year. Many Canadian Snowbirds are delighted that their 6-month sunny [...]

7 06, 2013

Jason S. Ansel Interviewed on TV Cogeco “From Selling to Sold”

Ontario & Quebec lawyer Jason S. Ansel works in the firm's Toronto office and often represents Altro Levy at various seminars and specializes in cross-border planning and real estate. Jason was the invited guest on the TV show “From Selling to Sold” airing in the Burlington & Oakville areas on TV Coegco in May 2013. Jason [...]

5 06, 2013

6th Annual RBC Squash Crohn’s Tournament

We are pleased to announce that Altro Levy LLP returned as a Champion Court Sponsor of the 6th Annual RBC Squash Crohn’s Tournament which raised over $61,000. The event was held on Sunday April 28th, 2013 at Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire in Montreal. Squash Crohn’s was joined once again by squash legend and world champion [...]

4 06, 2013

David A. Altro Featured in the Montreal Gazette Tuesday, May 28, 2013

David A. Altro is a frequent contributor to Paul Delean's business column in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to view the article online or scroll down to read David's answer to the second question. Tax strategy: Donating a painting can pay off PAUL DELEAN The Gazette Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Donating a painting and buying a [...]

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