Tax Planning for Business Owners, Recorded Webinar February 10, 2021

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Business owners are regularly in need of succession planning guidance, and tax laws are continually changing. Owners have usually heard of the capital gains exemption available on the sale of small business shares, but rarely understand the advanced planning that may be necessary to be able to use it.  Estate freezes often accompany such planning, and can come in many forms, each bearing its own unique set of risks, considerations and complexities. Likewise, business succession plans overall require a careful weighing of several separate factors including tax, business and family circumstances.


Start date: January 1, 2022 - End date: December 31, 2022

Join Tina Tehranchian of Assante Capital Management Ltd. for a practical analysis of the complexities of business succession planning. This webinar will explore the alternatives available to business owners to minimize tax on business and value growth, as well as offering some methods of passing wealth on to family or charity.

More specifically, topics covered will include:

  • The unique challenges faced by business owners
  • Tax effective investment strategies for holding companies
  • The tax advantages of corporate class funds for corporations
  • The best methods of funding shareholder agreements
  • Using life insurance to minimize passive income and grow assets on a tax deferred basis
  • Using Personal Pension Plans to pass on wealth to the next generation, have a fully creditor proof source of retirement income, and save significantly more than possible with RRSPs.
  • Tax smart giving strategies to maximize the impact of charitable donations by business owners

Target Audience

This webinar will be of most interest to tax practitioners & accountants, practicing independently or in small to medium sized firms, as well as financial advisors with an advanced level of understanding of topics related to business owners. 

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Contributors Tina Tehranchian
Format Recorded Webinar
Library Tax
Subject Area Personal Tax
Tina Tehranchian
Tina Tehranchian
CFP CLU CH.F.C. CIM MFA-P (Philanthropy)

A financial advisor since 1991, Tina Tehranchian, BA, MA, CLU®, CFP®, CHFC®, MFA-PTM (Philanthropy), is a senior wealth advisor at Assante Capital Management Ltd. She specializes in assisting business owners and self-employed professionals grow their wealth and develop sound financial and estate plans. She is also an expert in devising charitable tax planning strategies and helping philanthropic Canadians multiply their bequests to charities while reducing their taxes and leaving greater inheritances for their beneficiaries. 

Tina is a FP Canada™ Fellow (formerly Fellow of FPSC™) and was among the first-ever group of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professionals in Canada to receive the Fellow of FPSC™ distinction from the Financial Planners Standards Council in 2011. 

In 2021, Tina became the first woman and the first Canadian to be selected as the Top Senior Wealth Advisor of the Decade by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and in 2020, Tina became the first Canadian to be selected as the Top Senior Wealth Advisor of the Year by the same organization. Amongst the numerous other awards she has received are the Women's Executive Network's Canada's Most Powerful Women : Top 100 Award (2020), Wealth Professional Awards Canadian Advisor of the Year Silver Award (2020), Women in Finance Awards Canada’s Financial Advisor of the Year Award (2019), The International Alliance for Women’s World of Difference Award (2019), and the Brilliant-Minded Women Foundation’s Award for Supporting the Arts (2017).

Tina is often quoted as an expert in her field in major newspapers such as The Globe and MailThe Toronto StarThe National Post, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as industry-specific magazines like The Investment Executive and The Insurance Journal. She has also been featured on national radio and television stations including BNN, CBC, and CTV as a financial planning expert, and is a frequent contributor to the Canadian Business Journal. In addition, Tina has taught personal financial planning at Centennial College’s Centre for Entrepreneurship for over a decade. 

Since 2000, Tina Tehranchian has helped raise over $2 million for various charities and has served on the boards of The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Mackenzie Health Foundation, the Fort York Foundation, Seneca College, Art Canada Institute, and the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, amongst other charities. She currently serves on the Fundraising Advisory Board of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and is the chair of the ONE LIFE gala committee, a fundraiser in support of the Foundation.