Need more tax deductions?

Need more tax deductions?

Did you know that some Canadians are entitled to benefits and credits but they don’t know that they are? You may be leaving money on the table by not filing your income tax and benefit return.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants you to receive the […]

By |2022-12-31T15:01:17-08:0006/11/2022|Taxes|0 Comments

Catching Up on Past Due Tax Returns

Catching Up on Past Due Tax Returns

Our tax services include catching up on tax returns from past years that haven’t been filed yet for both individuals and businesses

This is a big part of our business! We support our clients through-out the year by preparing past due tax returns. The CRA only requires taxpayers to catch up for the past […]

By |2022-12-31T13:46:40-08:0006/09/2022|Business Taxes, Taxes|0 Comments

Potential tax problems

Potential tax problems

A tax problem can quickly become a tax emergency.

Unresolved tax disputes with the CRA pose significant risks to taxpayers. The CRA has sufficient powers to collect tax debt under the various tax acts. Taxpayers facing problems such as past due tax returns, undeclared income, or outstanding tax debt could face harsh consequences including:

  1. Interest: Unpaid taxes […]
By |2022-12-31T14:02:16-08:0005/26/2022|Taxes|0 Comments

Home Office Deduction for Employees

Home Office Deduction for Employees

For the 2021 and 2022 tax years, employees working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to claim up to a maximum of $500 using the simplified temporary flat rate method, to calculate their home office expenses. This is an increase over the $400 maximum for 2020

The new temporary flat rate method […]

By |2022-12-31T13:49:16-08:0012/29/2021|Taxes|0 Comments

Tax Breaks for Parents

Tax Breaks for Parents

Being a parent isn’t cheap these days. With a lack of affordable childcare, the federal government is looking to give new parents a tax break.

The federal government has made a pledge that any maternity or parental benefits received through EI will be tax-exempt at source, beginning in 2020. This change means an extra $1,800 a year for someone […]

By |2022-12-31T13:50:00-08:0011/19/2021|Taxes|0 Comments

Tax Breaks for Seniors

Tax Breaks for Seniors

The Liberals increased Old Age Security (OAS) by 10% for seniors older than 75 years of age earning less than $77,580. The change meant an increase of $729 annually in OAS starting in July 2020.

The Liberals also provided an enhancement to the survivor benefit of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The maximum pensionable earnings have increased to $58,700, […]

By |2022-12-31T13:50:49-08:0011/19/2021|Taxes|0 Comments

Seniors Tax Benefits

Canadian seniors may be eligible to claim various special deductions and tax credits that are not available to younger taxpayers.

Federal Home Accessibility Tax Credits

Qualifying individuals may claim up to $10,000 in eligible renovation costs to improve the accessibility within your home. Please refer to this CRA article

BC Home Renovation Tax Credit for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

The Home Renovation […]

By |2021-02-05T11:42:44-08:0002/05/2021|Taxes|0 Comments

CRA Changes for 2020

CRA Changes for 2020

The CRA has made some changes for 2020, in light of the special circumstances during the COVID 19 pandemic

COVID-19 federal and provincial benefits

These appear on a T4A slip in boxes 197 to 204 and are reported on line 13000 as taxable income.

The Canada Recovery Benefit (T4A box 202) is subject to a social benefits repayment (line 23500) […]

By |2021-01-13T17:27:33-08:0001/13/2021|Taxes|0 Comments

Employee Home Office Expense Claim

New Simplified Home Office Deduction

The CRA recognizes that more employees are required to work from home. This may result in additional costs for the employee, which should be allowed as a deduction on their tax returns.

The CRA has issued a new policy in recognition of the special circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees working from home over 50% of their work […]

By |2020-12-15T11:47:25-08:0012/15/2020|Taxes|0 Comments
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