How will clients use tax refunds?

By Staff | May 5, 2014 | Last updated on September 15, 2023
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Today’s the last day for your clients to file their taxes.

So help them complete the process and, more importantly, suggest ways they can effectively use their refunds.

A recent BMO study says a third of Canadians plan to use the funds to cover household bills and reduce their overall debt loads. Others are considering:

  • Saving or investing (28%)
  • Traveling and/or purchasing leisure items (13%)
  • Doing home renovations (11%)
  • Paying down mortgages (9%)
  • Donating to charities (3%)

Clients can also use their refunds to contribute to their RRSPs and children’s RESPs, as well as to top up their emergency funds, so make sure they’re aware of all options.

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