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Three important initiatives were announced by Finance Canada this week: a US-dollar denominated global bond issue and second, more significantly the launch of North America’s first trading hub using Chinese currency, the renminbi or RMB, which is poised to take a leading position as a global trading currency, after the US Dollar and the Euro.
As of March 1, 2015 just over three million personal tax returns had been received by CRA and not surprisingly, only 13% of these returns were paper-filed – everything else was filed with CRA electronically.
If you have been shocked to find a balance due rather than a refund, be sure to file your return before midnight April 30 to avoid late filing penalties. This is an important first step in keeping more money, even if you can’t pay your bill immediately.