Using the CRA’s mobile apps (April 2017)
For several years, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been
encouraging taxpayers to manage their taxes and benefits online,
through the CRA website, and has been largely successful in that
Last-minute tax filing strategies (April 2017)
For most Canadian taxpayers, income tax is an “out-of-sight,
out-of-mind” subject, with most taxpayers giving serious thought to
their tax situation only when it’s time to file the a...
Filing your tax return for 2016 (March 2017)
The time is fast approaching when the annual chore of gathering
together the various pieces of information needed to complete one’s
annual tax return, and getting that return completed and filed...
What’s new on the 2016 tax return? (March 2017)
Although individual Canadians file the same T1 Income Tax Return
form each year, the rules governing the information to be provided
on that return form and the tax consequences flowing from that
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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