Tax Tips

Tax Tips and Traps – 3rd Quarter 2023

By wilkinson | August 31, 2023

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Tax Tips and Traps – 2nd Quarter 2023

By wilkinson | April 1, 2023

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Client Update – CRA Flipping Out on Quick Home Sales!

By wilkinson | February 16, 2023

February 17, 2023 New legislation was introduced in 2022, which is effective on residential property dispositions starting January 1, 2023. A new residential property flipping rule was introduced to focus on those individuals that would purchase a house and then turn around and sell or “flip” the property shortly thereafter for a profit.  When a…

Tax Tips and Traps – 1st Quarter 2023

By wilkinson | February 1, 2023

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CLIENT UPDATE 2020 Tax Season – Providing Your Documentation

By wilkinson | March 17, 2021

As the second round of pandemic-era personal tax season begins, we are striving to provide our clients and staff with safer alternatives for the delivery of information. The purpose of this update is to advise you of the methods which are available to you for submitting your tax information to us for preparation, and options…

Can you still split income with the new tax legislation?

By wilkinson | March 3, 2020

As April 30th is approaching, many people are thinking of tax planning options in order to reduce the amount of tax that they must pay.  A common method of tax planning is income splitting; this method is done by the high-income family member (transferor) diverting their investment income to low-income family members (transferee) by gifting…

Potential Increase to Capital Gains Inclusion Rate

By wilkinson | February 21, 2020

There are always predictions about what tax changes will be included in the federal government’s annual budget.  Like many times in the last several years, there is speculation that the capital gains inclusion rate will increase from 50% to 75%.  This concern has gained renewed traction in the current year, due to the current Liberal…

Should Your Investment Fees be Paid Out of Non-Registered Accounts?

By wilkinson | February 18, 2020

Do you have a registered RRSP/RRIF/TFSA account? Do you also have a non-registered investment account? If your answer was ‘yes’ for both the questions, you could potentially increase the value of your registered account and defer the incremental taxes by paying all your fees from the non-registered account. There are various benefits to paying your…

Moving Expenses: Planes, trains, automobiles and… canoes?

By wilkinson | December 11, 2019

Recently a teacher located in Ottawa won his case with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to be able to deduct his moving expenses from Whitby to Ottawa for 2014.  The reason that it took almost 5 years to win his case was because his mode of transportation was a canoe. See the full article here:…

2019 Year-End Tax Planning

By wilkinson | December 11, 2019

It is almost the end of the year and the thought of completing your tax return starts to pop up for everyone, whether it be paying extra or expecting a refund. Although most of us realize that paying taxes is part of life and essential to ensure that we continue with our current lifestyles, we…