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CRA Carrying Charges: What’s Tax Deductible?

Posted: April 03, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Debt Management, Financial Literacy, CRA, knowledge bureau, Canada Revenue Agency, Evelyn Jacks, Essential Tax Facts, tax tips, tax courses, tax education, financial education, interest deductions, interest on investments, deductible carrying charges, diminished value in assets

Last week we discussed the deductibility of interest and penalties levied by the Canada Revenue Agency. In Part two of this series, we’re taking a closer look at the deductibility of interest costs on your investments.

It’s True, Some Education Credits Have Disappeared

Posted: March 19, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , tax preparation, Financial Literacy, Financial Advisor, tax credits, knowledge bureau, tax returns, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, tax filing, tax courses, tax advisor, tax education, online education, tax audits, online campus, education credits, education tax claims, tuition fee credit, provincial tax credits, federal tax credits, education amounts, tuition amounts

If you are a post-secondary student, or a supporting parent or spouse of one, and are looking for the monthly education amount on the 2017 federal tax return, you may be a bit confused; it’s gone, but not out completely.

Focus on RRSP: Six More Year-End Tax Tips

Posted: December 19, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, knowledge bureau, Canada Pension Plan, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, retirement planning, rrsp, old age security, tax courses, CPP, wealth management, income splitting, financial education, online courses, year-end tax strategies, investment portfolio, RRSP contribution limits, dividend tax credit, severance and pension payments, RRSP contribution deadlines, Home Buyers’ Plan, security transfers, RRSP penalties, income tax installment payments

There is still time to consider your own unique RRSP tax strategy to reduce income and taxes and increase refundable tax credits for your financial gain in 2018. The RRSP contribution deadline is March 1, 2018. Following is the last of our series of a dozen tips to consider as the holidays begin and before this year ends:

Spotlight on the RRSP:  12 Year-End Tax Tips

Posted: December 13, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
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The RRSP can play a prominent role in many of the year end tax strategies still available to pay less tax in the 2017 tax year.  The RRSP contribution deadline is March 1, 2018.  Following are the first six of a dozen tips to consider as the holidays begin and before this year ends:

Year-End Tips for Taxpayers with Severance Packages

Posted: November 28, 2017 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Real Wealth Management, Tax Planning, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, tax tips, retirement planning, rrsp, tax courses, retirement income, financial education, severance packages, year-end planning, termination payment, eligible allowances, ineligible allowances

Have you or any of your clients received a pink slip or early retirement package? There is some tax planning to consider doing before saying farewell to the world of work.

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.