Tax deadlines for the 2017 tax year (January 2017)
Each new tax year brings with it a new list of tax payment and
filing deadlines, as well as some changes with respect to tax
planning strategies. Some of the more significant dates and changes
Looking ahead to 2017 (December 2016)
Planning for – or even thinking about – 2017 taxes before the New
Year has even been rung in may seem more than a little premature.
However, most Canadians will start paying their taxes fo...
A mid-year check on your TFSA (August 2015)
Earlier this year, it was announced that the annual contribution
limit to tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) would be nearly doubled,
increasing from $5,500 to $10,000, and that that increase would be
Bankruptcies by seniors on the rise (July 2015)
Conventional wisdom with respect to the cycle of income, debt, and
savings over an individual’s lifetime is based on certain
assumptions. Generally, it is assumed that Canadians in their 20s
Deciphering your Notice of Assessment (June 2015)
By the second week of May 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) had
processed about 22 million individual income tax returns filed for
the 2014 tax year. Just under two-thirds of those returns (about
Claiming a deduction for moving expenses (May 2015)
Spring is the traditional season for real estate sales and
purchases, and the spring of 2015 is proving to be no exception. In
fact, the residential real estate market is particularly active
Fixing a mistake on your tax return (May 2015)
According to figures posted on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
website, the Agency had, by April 19, 2015, received almost 16
million 2014 individual income tax returns, and had processed
Changes to withdrawal rules for RRIFs (May 2015)
Most Canadians, especially those nearing retirement, have saved
money through a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP). For all
those individuals, no matter what the size of their RRSP or what
Last-minute tax filing strategies (April 2015)
An old but still valid axiom of tax planning is that the best
year-end tax planning starts on January 1st. The concept of
year-end tax planning as a year-round activity may indeed be the
ideal, but it...
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