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Capital Gains Deduction Series, Part I: The Basics

Posted: October 10, 2017 By: Walter Harder
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With proposed changes looming to the eligibility for the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE), which becomes the Capital Gains Deduction on the personal tax return, tax and financial advisors are well advised to review the rules and have discussions with their clients on whether any year end planning opportunities should be pursued.

What Do You Do If You’re Audited by the CRA?

Posted: October 03, 2017 By : John Tucciarone, CPA, CMA
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The Canada Revenue Agency completed nearly 112,000 audits during fiscal 2016-17, according to a government report on recent efforts to crack down on tax cheats. If you or your clients are chosen for an audit, there are a few best practices that can help you through the process.

Canada “Celebrates” 100 Years of Income Tax

Posted: September 19, 2017
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National income tax is such a given in western economies that we lump it in with death as being unavoidable and portray the “Taxman” as some kind of grim reaper. But, in reality, federal income tax is a fairly recent invention — in Canada, we’ve just now reached the 100-year anniversary of the practice.

Time to Learn Tax Preparation? Canadian Income Tax is 100 Years Old This Month

Posted: September 08, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
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The 100th anniversary of personal income tax is coming up on September 20! On that day in 1917, The Income War Tax Act received Royal Assent, heralding in the first personal income taxes in Canada. Perhaps it’s high time you tackled the challenge and mastered the tax return and all it’s nuances? It’s an investment that could really pay off for you.

Big Disclosure Issues in Proposed Change to Income Tax Act

Posted: May 22, 2014
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Currently the Income Tax Act (the Act) ensures disclosure of taxpayer information by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) officials is specifically prohibited unless in relation to a criminal investigation or in emergency circumstances.

Amendments Implement the Rest of Budget 2013

Posted: October 21, 2013
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On October 18, Finance Canada released proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations for the remaining provisions from the March 21, 2013 Federal Budget.