Life Purpose

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Breaking News
“No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.” Ayn Rand

Tax Tips: Help Newcomers to Canada Help Themselves to Tax Credits

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking
This year, new immigrants include more refugees who need to come up to speed on how to benefit from the many refundable and non-refundable tax credits and deductions available in Canada.   You may wish to take a new family under your wing and help them navigate this task.

Loonie Value Reaches Three-Month High Relative to the US Dollar

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Strategic Thinking
On Tuesday, the Loonie was worth $0.7657 US.  This is the highest value we’ve seen since September 23, 2016.  Sadly the dollar is still more than 30 down from January of 2013 when it was last on par with the US Dollar.  So what are the tax implications for investors of exchange rate fluctuations?

Coach Houses and the Principal Residence Exemption

By: Walter Harder Posted in: Strategic Thinking
In communities where rental accommodation is scarce, more and more homeowners are building a second dwelling on their lot and renting out that “coach house” or “carriage house”.  Many have not thought about the tax consequences, though, and they could be complicated.  The key question:  will your tax exempt principal residence status be affected by this second dwelling?

First Quarter Tax Filing Milestones

By: Evelyn Jacks Posted in: Strategic Thinking
It’s time to take note of the tax filing requirements and investment opportunities that arise in the first quarter of 2017:  January, February and March.  Investors making TFSA and RRSP contributions, as well as interest payments on inter-spousal loans are affected.  So are taxpayers who are making quarterly instalment tax remittances.

DAC CANADA150 Financial Trivia Question for January

By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Posted in: Strategic Thinking
Submit your answer to the monthly DAC Canada150 financial trivia question to win a free registration to the Distinguished Advisor Conference in spectacular Kelowna, B.C., November 5 to 8.  At the end of each month one lucky person’s name will be entered to win the grand prize.