Looking ahead to 2020 (November 2019)
Planning for – or even thinking about – 2020 taxes when it’s not
even December 2019 may seem more than a little premature. However,
most Canadians will start paying their taxes for 2...
Planning for year-end charitable donations (November 2019)
The start of fall marks a lot of things, among them a number of
runs, walks and other similar events held to raise money for a
broad range of Canadian charities. And, within the next month, as
Getting a fix on your retirement income (November 2019)
Most Canadians expend a considerable amount of time and effort in
order to put money aside for retirement. Especially in an era in
which the majority of workers can’t look forward to receiving a...
Getting credit(s) for financing the political process (November 2019)
To win elections, politicians need votes. And to run the election
campaigns needed to garner those votes, those politicians need an
organization, volunteers, and money — a lot of money. To wage ...
Taking stock of your TFSA (October 2019)
Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) have been around for a full
decade now, having been introduced in 2009, and for most Canadians,
a TFSA (along with a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP)) is
When are legal fees deductible? (October 2019)
In most cases, the need to seek out and obtain legal services (and
to pay for them) is associated with life’s more unwelcome
occurrences and experiences — a divorce, a dispute over a famil...
Structuring retirement income – what to do with your RRSP (October 2019)
As the baby boom generation ages, members of that generation must
switch their focus from the accumulation of retirement savings to
creating a structure which will ensure a steady flow of income
Shared-custody parents and the Canada Child Benefit (October 2019)
When parents separate and divorce, it is frequently the case that
they are able to agree on an arrangement to share custody of their
children. Such a shared-custody arrangement is often to the
Claiming a tax credit for out-of-pocket medical costs (September 2019)
Canadians are fortunate to benefit from a publicly funded health
care system, in which most costs of care ranging from routine
visits to a family doctor to intensive care in a hospital setting
Coming clean with the tax authorities - the Voluntary Disclosure Program (September 2019)
The Canadian tax system is a “self-assessing system” which relies
heavily on the voluntary co-operation of taxpayers. Canadians are
expected (in fact, in most cases, required), to complete...
Protecting your personal information - the Capital One data breach (September 2019)
By now, news of yet another data breach resulting in unauthorized
access to personal information — especially financial information —
has become so frequent as to seem almost commonplace. ...
How to avoid getting caught by a tax scam (July 2016)
For most of the year, taxpayers live quite happily without any
contact with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). During and just
following tax filing season, however, such contact is routine – tax
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