My question is: Canadian-specific QUESTION: I have 'extra' equity in my rental property that I pulled out. I plan on investing that 'equity' for the next few years to prepare for my child's tuition at school. The interest from my rental property should still be deductible because it's been re-used for investment purposes. Is that correct? Or would it only be deductible up until the time I began to cash-in/withdraw portions of it to pay for my child's tuition? If it's the latter, then would it be more advantageous to invest in a rental property as opposed to a dividend fund, etc ... thanks in advance for your assistance. B --------------------------------------------------------------------------- david ingram replies: It will only be deductible while used for the investment. What you should invest in is a question of your own lifestyle, your own risk tolerance and what your desires are. A good case can be made for buying a condo in your child's name and renting it out. Any losses at the start are yours for tax purposes and the capital gain in the future is your child's at a (usually) lower tax rate. you should call up Fred Snyder and get a free written financial plan. You can hear Fred every Sunday on 600AM at 9:00 AM and I join him on the last Sunday of the month. In addition Fred runs free investment seminars every Thursday. Answers to this and other similar questions can be obtained free on Air by david ingram on the last Sunday of each month. On the last Sunday at 9:00 AM on 600AM in Vancouver, I, david ingram will be a guest on Fred Snyder of Dundee Wealth Managers' LIVE talk show called "ITS YOUR MONEY" Those outside of the Lower Mainland will be able to listen on the internet at www.600AM.com <http://www.600am.com/> Call (604) 280-0600 to have your question answered. BC listeners can also call 1-866-778-0600. Callers to the show and questioners on this board can also attend the Thursday Night seminars on finance and making your Canadian Mortgage Interest deductible. I will be at the seminar following the last Sunday of the month. ------------------------------ Every Thursday Evening, Fred Snyder of Dundee Wealth Management conducts one of 17 different financial seminars in the boardroom of his office Time: 7:00 to 9:30 PM Date: Every Thursday evening Place 1764 West Seventh Vancouver (corner of Burrard) Phone (604) 731-8900 to register No cost - no obligation Topics always cover mortgage interest as a deduction other topics - getting the mortgage, estate planning, critical care insurance, income taxation, differences between stocks and bonds, and usually the most innovative HELOC mortgage offered in Canada from Manulife Bank If you are starting in downtown Vancouver and do not want to go home first, one of the excellent THAI HOUSE restaurants is in the same building and makes a nice start to the evening. If it is your first seminar, Fred will buy you dinner if you are pre-registered. I, david ingram, will be at the Thursday evening following the last Sunday of each month to cover mortgage interest as a deduction and give the class an adding test. -------------- David Ingram's US / Canada Services US / Canada / Mexico tax, Immigration and working Visa Specialists US / Canada Real Estate Specialists My Home office is at: 4466 Prospect Road North Vancouver, BC, CANADA, V7N 3L7 Cell (604) 657-8451 - (604) 980-0321 Fax (604) 980-0325 Calls welcomed from 10 AM to 10 PM 7 days a week Vancouver (LA) time - (please do not fax or phone outside of those hours as this is a home office) email to taxman at centa.com <mailto:taxman at centa.com> www.centa.com <http://www.centa.com/> www.david-ingram.com <http://www.david-ingram.com/> Disclaimer: This question has been answered without detailed information or consultation and is to be regarded only as general comment. Nothing in this message is or should be construed as advice in any particular circumstances. No contract exists between the reader and the author and any and all non-contractual duties are expressly denied. All readers should obtain formal advice from a competent and appropriately qualified legal practitioner or tax specialist for expert help, assistance, preparation, or consultation in connection with personal or business affairs such as at www.centa.com <http://www.centa.com> . If you forward this message, this disclaimer must be included." Be ALERT, the world needs more "lerts"
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