Year-end strategies to enhance your charitable giving

As we move toward the end of the year, we approach the season of giving. Many Canadians also increase their charitable giving during this period. However, not everyone is maximizing their giving in the most tax-efficient way. Whether it’s a continuation of donations made throughout the year, or an initial donation, there are several strategies to consider when donating prior to the end of the year.

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Financial Planning Through Separation or Divorce

Separating from a spouse or common-law partner can be an emotionally difficult and complicated experience. Relationship breakdown is also one of the most significant, and often unexpected, financial planning risks a person can face. That’s why it’s critical that you understand how a separation or divorce may affect your financial well-being and succession plan.

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Renovating your home? Keep your receipts!

Are you, like many Canadians, planning to renovate your home or cottage? If so, you should keep your receipts in case you ever need to support the cost base of your property. Generally, Canadians have not been required to report the cost base of a principal residence that is sold on their tax return. But that changed a few years ago.
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