Tax Planning

The Importance of Naming Beneficiaries

A number of clients have recently needed an explanation on the difference between beneficiaries named in a Will and beneficiaries named to a particular investment. When an individual dies, the value of all assets held on the date of death are subject to a Provincial “Estate Administration Tax” (usually called Probate tax) except those that … Read more

Planning on Retirement? Here’s your Retirement Financial Primer

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The biggest change, once one retires, is the lifestyle change: what do you do when you used to go to work. This can be a hard adjustment. Another big change is in the area of finances and taxation and that is what we will look at here. Debt Debt is simply much more difficult to … Read more

Don’t Miss the 2019 Tax Changes!

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Written by Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner If you have been a little busy lately managing work, kids, or other responsibilities you may have missed a few changes to tax- and employment-related rates for 2019. Here’s a quick recap: The maximum rate per kilometer that an employee or shareholder is allowed to claim … Read more

Your December To Do List!

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Written by Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner Okay, I know…accounting is the farthest thing from your mind right now, but hear me out. There are just a few items that you need to take care of while you sip your glass of eggnog. If you have a business, don’t forget to take an … Read more

Home Buyer’s Plan and Lifelong Learning Plan

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner You’ve been moving around and renting for the past five years or more, but now want to buy a home.  Unfortunately, the only savings you have are in RRSPs.  Don’t cash them in!  The Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) allows you to “borrow” up to $25,000 of … Read more

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