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Contributing to an RRSP is Sometimes a Bad Idea

When it comes to planning for retirement, contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is often seen as the best way to save. However, this is not always the case; in some instances, contributing to an RRSP may not be the best option....

Is your income 55K or less Consider using a TFSA over RRSP Advisor

Is your income 55K or less? Consider using a TFSA over RRSP: Advisor
For many Canadians, the decision between a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can be a difficult one. Both accounts offer distinct benefits and drawbacks, and choosing the right option for your personal circumstances can be a challenge.

Proposed amendments to the GAAR

The General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) is a critical component of Canada's tax system, aimed at preventing taxpayers from engaging in tax avoidance activities that would undermine the integrity of the system. The Federal Government has recognized the need to modernize the GAAR, and as a result, has released a Consultation Paper proposing several changes to the rules.

New anti-flipping rules for residential real estate

The Canadian government has implemented new anti-flipping rules for residential real estate transactions, in a bid to address the growing concerns over affordability in the country's housing market. These rules aim to curb speculative activities in the real estate market, as well as prevent the flipping of properties for quick profits...

New Era of Tax Transparency

Understanding the Proposed Mandatory Disclosure Rules for Certain Tax Transactions
As countries across the world seek to ensure tax fairness and increase revenue, governments are turning their attention to tax transactions. The Canadian government is proposing new mandatory disclosure rules for certain tax transactions, in an effort to promote greater transparency and ensure that everyone pays their fair share.

Boost for Canadian Small Businesses

The Raise of Taxable Capital Limit for Small Business Deduction
Small businesses play a vital role in Canada's economy and the government has been taking steps to support and grow this important sector. In December 2022, a new bill, Bill C-32, received Royal Assent that brings significant changes to the small business deduction program...

New trust reporting requirements

The Canadian government has recently announced new trust reporting requirements that will take effect for trusts with taxation years ending on or after December 31, 2023. These changes represent a significant shift in the reporting obligations for most trusts and could potentially affect a wide range of taxpayers and their advisors. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the new requirements and what you need to know to get ready for them...

Toronto Vacant Home Tax Deadline Extended

An In-Depth Guide for Property Owners...

Toronto home prices are down 14% from a year ago, sales down 44%

The decline in the Toronto real estate market has taken a toll on the local economy, as job losses and rising costs have made it difficult for potential buyers to secure a mortgage. Many buyers have faced a steep decline in their savings due to the economic downturn, making it difficult to purchase a home. As a result, the demand for housing in the GTA has decreased, leading to a significant drop in sales. ...

4 steps to getting investment income without paying the CRA more taxes

Investing can be a powerful way to build wealth over time, but it's important to understand the tax implications of your investment decisions. If you're not careful, you could end up paying more taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) than necessary. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to minimize your tax burden and maximize your investment income. In this blog post, we'll explore four steps you can take to get investment income without paying the CRA more taxes...

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