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Back to School Tax Tip: Understand and Use the RESP

Posted: September 01, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Federal Government, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, RESP, back to school, tax deductions, CESG, post-secondary education, Registered Education Savings Plan, Canada Education Savings Grant, saving for education, tax benefits, Education Assistance Payments, investment earnings, RESP contribution limits, government assistance for education, tuition fees

Did you know that dentistry, pharmacy, medicine and law are the professions with the highest undergraduate tuition fees in Canada, ranging from $10,000 to $18,000 per year? The average tuition fee for all faculties is just under $6,000 a year. With this in mind, most families could find it challenging to fund their family’s lifelong educational needs. The Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) can help.

7 Factors for Classifying Your Side-Gig Income with the CRA

Posted: September 01, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, CRA, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, income tax, tax advisor, tax deductions, tax preparation for proprietorships, tax education, tax preparer, entrepreneur, self-employment, side gig, taxpayer, proprietorships, sole proprietor, self-employed income, business ownership, extra income

About 32 per cent of workers are starting their own businesses on the side for a variety of reasons — including 25 per cent of those who earn more than $75,000 and 19 per cent of those with income over $100,000. For tax purposes, it’s critical to know the difference between someone who is employed and someone who is considered self-employed.

Evelyn Jacks: Employees at Risk for Missing Deductions and Tax Planning

Posted: April 24, 2014
Posted in: Breaking News, Tax Planning , tax deductions, tax adjustments, employment deductions

The average tax refund in Canada is now over $1620 – and that means millions of dollars of overpaid taxes are being taken out of the hands of average people all year long. At particular risk are employees. 

Entertaining? What are the Rules to Writing Off Hospitality, Meals, and Entertainment?

Posted: November 05, 2013
Posted in: Strategic Thinking, You Asked Us, Tax Planning , tax deductions

CRA issued IT 518 to overview their position with regard to the deductibility of food, beverages and entertainment. Reasonable amounts may of course be deducted, if incurred to earn income from a business or property.