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April 28, 2017
Our tax team presents an analysis of the Ontario provincial budget released on Queens Park on April 27, 2017. Download PDF ... Read More
May 17, 2017
Roughly $45.6 billion of the Canadian economy was “hidden” in 2013, according to a Statistics Canada study about the underground economy that was published in June 2016. That amount was up 7.5% from the $42.4 billion that was off the books in 2012, and it represents about 2.4% of the nation’s gross domestic product. The lost revenue […] ... Read More
May 17, 2017
Statistics Canada estimates that the total cost of a four-year university education is more than $80,000,  including tuition, housing, food, books and additional fees. The Real Costs of College When you think about how much it’s going to cost to send a child to college, you often concentrate only on the direct costs such as […] ... Read More
May 17, 2017
Vendors beware: Truth in advertising isn’t just a slogan for the Canadian Competition Bureau, which is determined to enforce the ordinary selling price provisions or the Competition Act. Those provisions state that before a company advertises items on sale, it must sell a substantial volume of the items at the pre-sale price for a period of time. Specifically, a retailer […] ... Read More
May 17, 2017
Up Front and Personal A while back, Internet aficionados started keeping diaries online, often just personal commentaries, about what was going on around them. The journals were called weblogs. That was in the late 1990s, pretty much the Stone Age in Web time. Since then, the term has been shortened to “blog,” the writers are called bloggers, […] ... Read More
May 4, 2017
If you’re self-employed, you benefit from several tax advantages, but suffer from one big drawback: You’re not eligible for regular Employment Insurance (EI). You can, however, voluntarily contribute to become eligible for EI special benefits, which cover 55% of your average weekly earnings for: Maternity (as long as 15 weeks); Parental Leave (as many as […] ... Read More
May 4, 2017
If you are incorporating a partnership or a sole proprietorship, you will likely transfer assets. When you do that, take precautions so you don’t pay too much in taxes. The transfer of physical assets into a corporation is considered a disposition at fair market value (FMV). You cannot assign little or no value to the assets. […] ... Read More
May 4, 2017
Many people have two main investments: a home and retirement savings, the latter usually in either a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF). Q. Can I use my RRSPs for the Home Buyers Plan at the same time as the Lifelong Learning Plan? A. Yes, you can participate in the Home Buyers’ […] ... Read More
May 4, 2017
IBM, which has pioneered remote working for decades, recently joined some big name businesses that are now banning that practice. The technology giant banned telecommuting or remote working for its marketing department in the United States. The move means the company has joined the likes of Yahoo, Google and Best Buy. Those businesses also generally don’t […] ... Read More
May 4, 2017
Household debt and housing costs are rising and some Canadians — especially Millennials —are turning to the “sharing economy” to help mitigate their expenses. The sharing economy allows individuals to use technology to arrange transactions so they can earn money from assets such as their homes and cars. There are tax implications for those who […] ... Read More
April 28, 2017
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