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I am waiting for an Inheritance to reach me here at Vancouver,

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I am waiting for an Inheritance to reach me here at Vancouver, BC, Canada.

It is a sum of money about 1 million euro. It is coming from Switzerland distributing by a trust. It may sound a silly question, but I am wondering would be a problem receiving a wire transfer from Switzerland due to these tough regulations in regards XXXXX XXXXX laundering that we have here at Canada?

I already talked to my financial advisor, and she said it should not be any problems. Are they going to freeze the fund for certain amount of time such a week like when somebody depositing a personal chq, and bank requires 5 business days to clear the chq? Should I notify the bank in advance? Do I need to submit any documents?

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Debra Thal :

If this is a direct wire transfer then they will not hold the funds as this is the same as cash being deposited.

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Only cheques are held.

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You do not have to notify the bank in advance.

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There would not be an issue about money laundering as the money would be traceable.

Debra Thal :

The new rules relation to issue of money laundering are concerning cash being brought into the country and not being declared.

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Let me know if you need any further clarification.

Customer:

Excellent, that is good to know, I was waiting for this money for ages, and now finally it has been released and set for distribution, so I am trying to make everything ready for its landing ;) I asked since I read the Fintrac website, and it seems these guys reviewing any thing that is more than 10K either cash or wire, so I wanted to make sure since it is not within the range of my normal transactions.

Debra Thal :

You are find.

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fine.

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You've inherited money and it's being sent to you openly.

Customer:

It is so good to hear that :) Just out of curiosity is there any limit for receiving wire transfer? what if someone inheriting 100 million euro, would that be a problem?

Customer:

And also the last question, I don’t have to pay taxes on this money, right?

Debra Thal :

You can bring in all the money you want into Canada.

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And if there are limits on how much can be wired that would be based on what policies a the bank may have so they may say you cannot wire more than a certain amount of money at one time.

Debra Thal :

There is no inheritance tax in Canada.

Customer:

Excellent, thank you so much for helping me out masterfully :))

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