Tax Tips and Tricks Newsletter

ON July 9, 2013

Download the PDF here. MEDICAL EXPENSES – TRAVEL In a November 8, 2012 Tax Court of Canada case, CRA disallowed as a medical expense $14,883 of travel costs related to 101 round trips that Mr. Jordan made from Weyburn to Regina to assist his wife in recovering from an aneurysm. Taxpayer wins The Court allowed […]

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Tax Tips & Traps – Winter 2013

ON January 24, 2013

Download a PDF version here   PERSONAL TAX MEDICAL EXPENSES You may claim medical expenses for yourself, your spouse or common-law partner, and your or your spouse’s or common-law partner’s children who are not age 18 before the end of the taxation year.  Medical expenses may also be claimed for certain other dependents. MEDICAL EXPENSES […]

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Winter Edition – Tax Tips and Traps

ON November 14, 2012

Download a PDF version Year End Tax Planning Some 2012 year-end tax planning tips include: Certain expenditures made by individuals by December 31, 2012 will be eligible for 2012 tax deductions or credits including: moving expenses, child care expenses, safety deposit box fees, charitable donations, political contributions, medical expenses, alimony, eligible employment expenses, union professional […]

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2012 Fall edition of Tax Tips and Tricks

ON August 21, 2012

PERSONAL TAX CHILDREN’S ARTS TAX CREDIT (CATC) In a May 24, 2012 Technical Interpretation, CRA notes that an optional annual fee paid to a fund organized by the Music Parents Society as an optional school trip, would be an eligible CATC if the membership in the Organization is not part of a school’s curriculum, the […]

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2012 Spring Edition – Tax Tips & Traps Newsletter

ON June 23, 2012

PERSONAL TAX DO YOU HAVE TO FILE A RETURN? You must file a tax return for 2011 if any of the following situations apply: you have to pay tax for 2011; CRA sent a request to file a return; you and your spouse or common-law partner elect to split pension income; you received Working Income […]

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2012 Winter Edition – Tax Tips & Traps Newsletter

ON February 7, 2012

As we are now in early February, RRSP season is in full swing and tax season is right around the corner.  This 2012 Winter Edition of the Tap Tips & Traps includes details on: • The new Children’s Art Tax Credit for 2011 • A hiring credit for small business owners • Changes to the […]

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2011 Q4 Newsletter – Tax Tips and Traps

ON January 11, 2012

2011 Year-end tax planning tips and considerations, changes to CPP, a charity tax scheme and more. Download it here [pdf]

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2011 Q3 Newsletter – Tax Tips & Traps

ON September 1, 2011

The Q3 newsletter is now available.  Big news on the relationship front and common law issues, being an employee vs an independent contractor, the simplified auto log-book which will make things a LOT easier, and more… Download it here [pdf]

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2011 Q2 Newsletter – Tax Tips & Traps

ON September 1, 2011

2011 Q2 is tad bit late, but finally here.  Some interesting points on medical expenses, salary paid to your spouse, charitable donations schemes and how to protect yourself, notes on the 2012 CPP, TFSA points and other… enjoy. Download it here [pdf]

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2011 Q1 Newsletter – Tax Tips & Traps

ON March 23, 2011

My first newsletter of 2011, it contains some tax tips and traps for the upcoming personal tax season.  Thanks to Sally Bell of Whitespace Design for design and layout of the newsletter. Download it here [pdf]

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