This was a banner year for financial news: We had a goodie-filled federal budget, followed by an election that cancelled some of those goodies (but also brought new ones). And, the dearly departed Conservative government announced trust rule changes as part of their legacy, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
In other words, you had a lot to follow this year, and our top 25 stories reflect that. The stories that resonated most were timely perspective pieces that told you what the day’s news meant for your clients. You also appreciated instructional pieces that explained tax forms and tax strategy. And, we saw several stories on our list from past years, showing that even though change is constant, certain issues remain timeless.
Without further ado, here are 2015’s top 25 stories.
24. Understanding the pension income tax credit (from 2014)
23. One advisor’s open letter to Justin Trudeau (too bad he didn’t listen)
19. Politics could shrink TFSA contribution room (and it did!)
17. The Family Tax Cut could disappear (and it will, but for different reasons — the Liberals are scrapping it come July 1, 2016, and replacing it with their own childcare benefit)
8. Investment fees: what’s deductible? (this is a perennial favourite, originally published in 2009)
7. Joint accounts and survivorship rights (this is from 2010, but you love it!)
And our top story, which will no doubt elicit different emotions from you now than when you read it earlier this year: