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Ready for tax planning automation?

A report last year by the Brookfield Institute, at Ryerson University, claimed 98% odds that the jobs of accountants and bookkeepers would be automated. An…

Taxpayer charged with fraud and forgery for false returns

False returns resulted in refunds of more than $85,000.

  • By: Staff
  • April 24, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 11:01

New seg fund rules could reduce taxes for investors

And for clients.

When not to involve CRA in divorce proceedings

There’s an easier way to get info from the agency

How to fix RRSP overcontributions

What to do to minimize penalties

Paperwork, complexity challenge taxpayers

A third of Canadians haven't organized the paperwork yet.

  • By: Staff
  • April 19, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 10:20

All about dividend taxation

Ask an average person what a dividend is and, if they don’t know, they’ll at least say it’s something positive. For the most part, they’d…

Everything you need to know about fee deductibility

Learn which investment fees are deductible and how those fees are treated by CRA in various structures, funds and accounts.

  • By: Staff
  • April 13, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

CRA charges stock promoter who avoided multimillion-dollar tax bill

CRA reports that Damien Reynolds, a 49-year-old dual citizen of Canada and Australia, was charged on April 4, 2017, with fraud under section 380 of…

  • By: Staff
  • April 5, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 14:23

How new Principal Residence Exemption rules affect trusts

The new rules around trusts will cause “the most consternation for planners"

Clients may risk steep penalties if they don’t file U.S. tax forms

Haven’t filed all your required U.S. tax paperwork? If you’re really unlucky, you might get sued.

  • By: Max Reed
  • March 29, 2017 September 4, 2018
  • 14:15

Have clients in northern Canada? Here are tax tips

For Canadians who live in the north, CRA offers two deductions.

  • By: Staff
  • March 28, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 12:56

CRA sets Q2 interest rates

The CRA has set the prescribed annual interest rates for amounts owing in Q2. The family loan rate remains the same, at 1%. Read: Liberals…

  • By: Staff
  • March 27, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 16:37

Op-ed: Why Finance shouldn’t target passive investments in private corps

It's not actually that advantageous to hold investments inside a corporation.

RRSPs, RRIFs and fee deductibility: what you need to know

This article will discuss deductibility in relation to RRSPs, RRIFs and TFSAs.

Feds will keep asking for more to bolster middle class: Morneau

Morneau conceded that there's increasing pressure on the business and investment communities.

Budget changes donation rules

If you have charitable clients, read this article.

This year’s tax filing guide

Knowing your client’s tax position makes for meaningful planning

Corporate-class funds and fee deductibility

How MERs versus direct fees are treated

When a pension isn’t a pension

Make sure clients’ retirement funds are taxed properly

Help unemployed clients through difficult times

Tips for clients who’ve lost their job

How Finance might curb tax advantages for private corps

Your business owner clients may think of themselves as middle class, but according to the Trudeau government, they aren’t. In its 2017 federal budget, “Building…

How to avoid factual control of a corporation? Avoid influence

Clients should stay away from wielding influence over businesses they don’t want associated with their own corporations for tax reasons.

Niche nuggets in Budget 2017

Experts are scouring the budget for meaningful changes but also considering the bigger picture.

Good and bad tax news from Budget 2017

Tax highlights of the 2017 budget, and what they mean for you and your clients.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • March 23, 2017 September 12, 2018
  • 09:19