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.
With the physical distancing measures in place due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many Canadians are now working from home. If working from home is new for you, you may be wondering whether there are any tax deductions you can claim. As well as which expenses would be eligible and what documentation would be required.Read More
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.Read More
With the odds so overwhelmingly in favour of gains, why do so many investors fight those odds trying to time the market? Market pullbacks are frequent and avoiding just a few of them could potentially add significantly to investment results. This white paper discusses 6 key considerations for long-term investing.Read More
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.Read More
As students begin to pay their tuition for the upcoming fall semester, it is important to know what fees and expenses can be deducted on this year’s tax return. This article will highlight some of the key deductions and credits that can help reduce your family tax bill for the 2020 filing year.Read More
The Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) provides a second chance for Canadians to correct their previously filed tax returns. However, the program maintains a goal of fairness and is not meant to reward individuals or corporations who have willfully avoided paying their fair share of taxes.Read More
With the appreciation of the U.S. dollar and the price of U.S. real estate rising in recent years, more Canadians are looking to lock in their gain by selling their U.S. vacation property.Read More