Are GIC’s a Good Investment for Me?

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GICs, or Guaranteed Investment Certificates, were once very popular. Essentially a GIC is a loan you make to a financial institution for a fixed rate of interest for a fixed period time. With interest rates currently very low the GIC seems to have fallen out of favour but let’s give it a second chance. The … Read more

We’re “Socially Distanced” Open

We’ve re-opened our office to the public, but you will notice some changes. Not unlike other businesses in our area, your experience when visiting us will be different, but these measures are in place to keep our staff and our clients safe. Just dropping documents off? Please continue to use the secure bin outside our … 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

Reporting the Sale of Your Principal Residence

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner Starting with the personal tax returns filed for 2016, individuals who sold their principal residence had to report that sale on their tax return on Schedule 3 – Capital Gains (or Losses) for the Year. The principal residence exception eliminates any capital gains from the sale … Read more

Who Should Have a TFSA?

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA The Tax Free Saving Account (TFSA) has been around now for ten years and is pretty popular with good reason – everyone should have one. There is no tax deduction for contributions to a TFSA. The ‘tax free’ relates to any investment earned by the TFSA. It is … Read more

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