Episode 11 – Bitcoin – The best asymmetric trade in 30 years with Greg Foss

The digitisation of money is upon us and in this episode of Red Jackett Capital, Dave Sanderson asks Ken Gordon what it would look like if you put a Smart Savings structure around a Bitcoin exposure.

What would it mean to the investors and who would benefit? Ken reminds Dave that the policy is there to create legitimate value to charities as a result of you transferring an asset which has grown. But even if Bitcoin drops to zero, the bottom line is that you’ll be up $100K after ten years.

Episode 10 – Bitcoin – The Red Pill

The digitisation of money is upon us and in this episode of Red Jackett Capital, Dave Sanderson asks Ken Gordon what it would look like if you put a Smart Savings structure around a Bitcoin exposure.

What would it mean to the investors and who would benefit? Ken reminds Dave that the policy is there to create legitimate value to charities as a result of you transferring an asset which has grown. But even if Bitcoin drops to zero, the bottom line is that you’ll be up $100K after ten years.

Episode 9 – What is GAAR?

Is tax avoidance okay in Canada? Will I be penalized by the CRA for tax planning activities under the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR)? These are the questions Dave Sanderson and Ken Gordon will discuss in this episode.

Here’s a bit of background. The Westminster Principle gives Canadians the right to plan their affairs to minimize an individual’s tax liability. The Canadian judicial system supports that everyone is entitled to manage their tax affairs. However, the General Anti-avoidance Rule (GAAR), enacted in 1988, limits every Canadian’s tax planning activities. The GAAR could invalidate a tax transaction if it were determined that it was done with the primary intent of achieving tax benefits. The court uses a three-part test to decide whether or not to apply GAAR in a business transaction.

Episode 8 – Smart Savings Plan™ for CPAs

Are you a CPA who’s risk averse and struggling to find the time to understand the Smart Savings Plan™ so that you can advise your clients on whether it’s a good fit for their business or not?

In this episode Dave Sanderson chats with Ken Gordon about the paradoxes inherent in this beautifully simple new tax savings structure – but the time and effort it takes to get to the bottom of its complexity.

They discuss the opportunity that exists for a CPA to come in and chat with EquiGenesis and fully understand how this plan is in no way similar to the ‘bad donation’ tax deals of years gone by.

Episode 7 – Smart Savings Plan™ for Corporations. The Killer App?

Are you a business owner looking to use EquiGenesis to help manage your affairs to minimize your tax? Dave Sanderson asks Ken Gordon to explain things in layman’s terms so that corporations fully understand and appreciate the tax benefits on offer.

Is the business owner looking to take money out of the corporation to support their lifestyle, or is the business owner wanting to grow the corporation? These are some of the premises Ken Gordon clearly lays out for the listener.

Canadian businesses will do well to heed Ken Gordon’s advice on how to reduce your tax significantly, in a safe way, to give yourself cash flow, and to stimulate your objectives and your lifestyle.

Episode 6 – Smart Savings Plan™ for Lawyers

Do you understand what it means to have a highly visible, high-income product that works within the tax legislation? That’s the question Dave Sanderson asks his lawyer friends of Equinox’s SMART Savings plan.

And it’s the question Ken Gordon answers as together Dave and Ken look at how lawyers would see Canada’s smartest long-term tax investment. And the conclusion they come to is that lawyers get it. It’s the hard-working folk of Toronto who need to heed the merits of this plan, start planning now, and reap the tax benefits in ten years’ time.

Episode 5 – Details for tax geeks

Are you ready to invest in a tax-efficient limited partnership that sounds too good to be true – but actually isn’t?

In Episode 5 of Red Jacket Capital with Dave Sanderson, Ken Gordon does a deep dive into the tax intricacies of his EquiGenesis SMART Savings Plan™. If you missed the first few episodes of our interview with Ken Gordon, perhaps pause here, listen to those first, and then join us.

Episode 4 – Smart Savings Plan™ – details

Have you heard of EquiGenesis SMART Savings Plan™ but still feel a bit nervous about taking out a $320K loan?

In Episode 4 of Red Jacket Capital with Dave Sanderson, Ken Gordon allays all of our ‘what if?’ fears — assuring his investors that they can sleep well at night. Together, Dave and Ken look at the rights and obligations of the lender and investor, while shining a light on why the Cassan ruling has such a positive effect on the EquiGenesis SMART Savings Plan™.

Episode 3 – Smart Savings Plan™ – unboxing

Are you a Canadian business with a desire to make a positive social impact through effective tax deductions?

In this episode of Red Jacket Capital with Dave Sanderson, Ken Gordon unboxes the EquiGenesis deal that sounds too good to be true – until Ken Gordon explains it! – proving that by writing cheques to the total amount of $128K over a ten-year period, you can save $350K in tax savings.

Episode 2 – The Tax Court of Canada confirms Smart Save Plan™

Have you heard the one about the man who sued the taxman? Ken Gordon is a renowned Canadian corporate commercial lawyer that sued the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) for disregarding policy and causing intentional delays that hurt his business, the EquiGenesis Corporation.

In this episode with Dave Sanderson, Ken Gordon calmly explains the legal events that led up to this moment, known as the Cassan case. His account gives laymen listeners an insider’s scoop into the legal world of charitable tax, delay tactics, and investment programs that were infamously tied to Canadian charities (the source of the legal dispute).