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Missed Prior Returns: 8 Reasons to File Before Year-End

Posted: November 06, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, tax credits, Evelyn Jacks, tax deductions, tax benefits, CRA penalties, income tax filing, tax deliquency, missed returns, filing late taxes

Did you forget to file a tax return in a previous year? It can pay handsomely to catch up before year-end. Not only can you recover tax refunds CRA may still owe you (that’s the main reason for most), but here are 8 additional reasons to file those missed returns before year-end:

Year-End Tax Tip: Brush Up on Medical Expenses

Posted: October 09, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax credits, Evelyn Jacks, Medical expenses, deductible medical expenses, tax deductions, medical claims, caregiver credits, claiming medical expenses, eligible medical expenses

Claiming medical expenses can be painful for most taxpayers: there are so many receipts and tiny numbers involved. But it can be worthwhile, especially if you schedule your dental and medical treatments in a tax-savvy manner before year-end.

Coming or Going from Canada: Be Tax Compliant

Posted: September 24, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, tax credits, Evelyn Jacks, tax services specialist, tax filing, tax deductions, CE summits, immigration, Canadian immigration, newcomers to canada, emigration, part-year residency

With Canada’s complex tax system, tax and financial advisors who exercise additional diligence to ensure immigrants and emigrants remain tax compliant can offer valuable advice. What tax deductions, credits and filing requirements should you make sure they don’t miss?

Canada Caregiver Credit: The Missing Tax Link

Posted: September 10, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax deductions, tax education, Canada Caregiver Credit, medical claims, senior caregiver, Family Caregiver Credit, Credit for Infirm Dependants, Compassionate Care Benefits, tax breaks

The Canada Caregiver Credit (CCC), new in 2017, is still poorly understood and a complicated tax break to explain. For these reasons, many Canadians have missed claiming it. Tax and financial advisors who really want to help families under medical stress can make a big financial difference will add it to their year-end review and adjust 2017 tax returns for missed claims.

Caregivers: Tax Literacy Matters

Posted: August 27, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Medical expenses, disability tax credit, Canada Caregiver Credit, medical deductions, caregiver tax credits, unclaimed tax credits, unclaimed medical expenses

The vast majority of Canadians caring for sick and disabled family members are missing out on lucrative tax assistance and paying for expensive care costs out of pocket, according to a CIBC poll. Worse, only 12 percent of caregivers are accessing available tax deductions, credits, and benefits on their tax returns.

CRA’s File My Return Misses the Mark

Posted: August 27, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, CRA, tax credits, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax filing, fixed income, distinguished financial advisor, tax course, income tax returns, tax deadlines, low income, File My Return, electronic filing, efiling, Netfile

Nearly 90 percent of Canadians filed their tax returns online this year. Despite this, low adoption rates show that some of the CRA’s automated programs are missing the mark - at least so far - and may be failing to improve the rates of taxpayer filing delinquency.