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Tax tips for students

The CRA provides a handy list of potential tax benefits and credits

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Tax preparer gets jail time for fraud

Clients' tax returns were filed with phoney charitable tax credits, business losses

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2020 February 10, 2020
  • 12:55

Sprinkle the income, but beware the tax

A TOSI case study

Testing of T1135 penalties continues

The latest court case highlights the importance of filing on time

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RRSP account size rose in 2019, finds BMO study

And more Canadians hold RRSP accounts than in 2018

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Liberal income tax cut could benefit top earners: PBO

A high earner could benefit by claiming a tax credit for a spouse or child who earns little or nothing

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CRA call centres get a “D” on CFIB’s report card 

Business group says overall quality of service lower and wait times longer than in previous survey

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Ontario’s tax cut for small biz becomes official

The drop in the small business rate, effective Jan. 1, was proposed in the fall fiscal update

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2020 January 6, 2020
  • 11:38
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Top 10 tax and estate articles from 2019

From an election-year budget to an advantages folio update, a look back on the year in tax news

  • By: Staff
  • December 23, 2019 December 23, 2019
  • 12:00
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Feds delay changes to employee stock option deductions

Details will come in the 2020 federal budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau says

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Finance releases climate payment amounts for 2020

Payments go to residents of provinces that have not adopted federal carbon pricing

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2019 December 16, 2019
  • 16:19
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Tax reminders for the end of 2019

At the close of the decade, make sure clients maximize their tax efficiency

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Liberal priorities to include stock option changes, luxury tax

New ministerial mandate letters also address OAS and CPP hikes

Is a holding company right for your client?

Breaking down the tax implications

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How the federal tax cut will impact clients

Overstretched consumers may welcome the extra money but the boost to growth will be small, according to reports

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Liberals introduce tax amendments, promise fiscal update

The government will release its fiscal update before Christmas, Morneau says


Average unused TFSA room rises 12% year-over-year

Total TFSA assets up 19% year-over-year

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Investing personally or in a corporation

How passive income rules factor in to the decision

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TFSA overcontribution woes continue

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Advisor who didn’t report commissions sentenced

Ontario man did not report more than $2 million in commission fees

  • By: Staff
  • November 28, 2019 November 28, 2019
  • 11:45
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Beware this TFSA pitfall for young clients

Calculating contribution room is different for people born in 1992 or later

Essential tax numbers: updated for 2020

Use this handy list of tax numbers as a quick reference

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2019 January 9, 2020
  • 10:15
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TFSA limit for 2020 announced

Tell clients the details


CRA found more than $1B auditing smaller businesses last year

The average amount identified per small business audit was $137,000

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‘Punitive’ luxury tax panned by Scotiabank economists

The Liberal proposal rests on a "dubious" economic argument, a report says