Estate Planning & Settlement
Are you the Executor of an estate and find yourself over your head in terms of time, knowledge, or geography? Has a loved one passed away and you are too overwhelmed to deal with all there is to do?
Canada Retirement’s Estate Settlement Service offers a professional service that assists executors in handling the multiple responsibilities of estate settlement after the death of a loved one. We will assist you in both Estate Planning or Settlement.
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Some examples of the tasks required by an executor which we can assist in completing include:
- Read and interpret the Will and meet with beneficiaries when required.
- Determine and assemble all required information & documents pertaining to the assets and liabilities of the Estate.
- Prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
- Submit claims & applications to the necessary agencies.
- Arrange to have Real Estate valued.
- Notify brokers, bankers, etc.
- Apply to banker/broker for release of the funds to pay for probate/legal fees.
- Complete claims for life insurance, RRSPs, government benefits, etc.
- Instruct lawyer to apply for Probate.
- Assist in closing bank/brokerage accounts and safety deposit boxes.
- Assist in having assets re-registered into estate or beneficiaries’ names
- Prepare and file the final tax returns to Date of Death, including special returns that reduce taxes and the T3 filing for the Estate (post death).
- Obtain a Clearance Certificate from the Canada Revenue Agency.
- Prepare a partition statement of the assets among beneficiaries so that distributions can be made effectively.
- Prepare a Final Statement of Accounts for the beneficiaries and obtain releases, when required.
- Perform other services that may be required in connection with the settlement of the Estate.
Fees: Please call the Canada Retirement Estate Settlement Service office at 613-225-2020 or email Pat Howe, Senior Tax Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org for a free estimate.