Moira McKee is an accredited member in good standing and nationwide lecturer on the Appraisal of Fine Art and Antiques with the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group (CPPAG), completing formal training in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts at New York University (NYU), Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), B.A. (Hons) Art History and Criticism from The University of Western Ontario (UWO) and a current M.A. Candidate in Art History and Curatorial Studies at The University of Western Ontario (UWO). With extensive, ongoing experience and education within the realms of fine and decorative arts, gallery and auction house settings since 2005, EXCAVO provides clients with appraisals written to professional standards to meet diverse requirements.
We can assist in providing formal written appraisals for the following purposes, which include:
Corporate Collection Management
Understanding the value of a corporate collection is vital to making the right decisions for insurance or asset management purposes.
Downsizing and Retirement Planning
Downsizing your home and contents is an effective way to create liquid assets to help finance your retirement. An accurate appraisal ensures you know what everything is worth to make the right decisions.
Estate Planning and Tax Reporting
Knowing the true value of the estate is essential for estate planning, division of property and understanding estate administration taxes.
Often a requirement for coverage, an insurance appraisal will minimize any risk of you not receiving the full value for your property while ensuring you aren’t overpaying for coverage.
Equitable Distribution; Divorce; Partnership Dissolution, Bankruptcy
An appraisal ensures a fair distribution of property.
When you donate property to a registered charity, you may qualify for a tax credit. An accurate appraisal helps in the donation decision-making process.
Donation of Certified Cultural Property
Certified Cultural Property is described by Revenue Canada as a property of outstanding significance and national importance to Canada. Certified cultural property donations bring the greatest tax benefits, as they are not subject to capital gains tax.
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To discuss your appraisal and consignment needs, we look forward to hearing from you at 519-719-3190 or email us at [email protected].