Tax Returns

Disability Tax Credit Clarifications

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In an April 3, 2019 Tax Court of Canada case, at issue was whether the impact of an individual’s mental impairment entitled her to the disability tax credit (DTC). There are three main criteria taxpayers must meet to qualify, do you know them?

Why a TFSA May Be Better for your Dollar

Investing your hard-earned dollar can be a hard decision to make. There are so many different ways to earn more with less; some that are even tax-free and some that aren’t. So which way will you go – registered savings plan or unregistered? Here are 5 reasons why a TFSA would be a good option for something registered.

Flipping Out – House Flipping and It’s Implications

Recent changes to mortgage rules have caused the housing market to cool slightly. What was once a highly lucrative industry, has turned into a mess for some but this isn’t to say that it can’t still be profitable for those who play their cards right. Are you protected?

Refund or No Refund

Is the tax refund a good thing? It’s a question that spurred a great debate in February’s Knowledge Bureau poll when we asked tax and financial professionals whether or not the withholding taxes that lead to a tax refund should be reduced to help taxpayers save or pay down debt. Did the no side or the yes side win? You’ll be surprised by the results.

Accelerated Depreciation

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Recent changes to the 2019 tax year include immediate full depreciation in respect of manufacturing & processing assets, along with clean energy generation and storage assets. Also, an enhanced first year depreciation claim is now available for most other depreciable assets. Should you do the Accelerated Depreciation or stick to the old method?

Travel Expenses: To and From Work

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Travel from home to a regular place of employment is usually a personal expenditure, the costs of which cannot be claimed as an employment expense. There are exceptions to this... Contact us to see if you may qualify!