In his webinar on November 2, 2021, CEO & Chairman, John Nicola, provided exclusive insight into Canada’s taxation environment and explained how to optimize your tax planning strategy in light of current regulations and took the time to answer viewer questions. Each week, we will publish his answers to your questions.
With a likely increase in capital gains inclusion rate in the near term, the 6-month notice period to sell Nicola Wealth Limited Partnerships with latent gains could cause the investor to miss the tax increase avoidance. Would Nicola Wealth consider facilitating the immediate tax realization on latent gains by allowing the investor to both sell and immediately re-purchase the limited partnership units to avoid the 6-month delay?
I suppose a structure like that could be established, but there are two things to consider. First, I and many others are not at all sure that the capital gains tax rates will rise. Secondly, the number of people in the queue to redeem units is very small. Lastly, if I want to trigger the capital gains for LP units I can simply sell them at market to a related entity. For example, I could sell units in the real estate LP I own to my company or spouse at market price and intentionally trigger the capital gains on those units
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