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Domestic Tax


VIDEO LEGACY: What Message Am I Leaving?August 15th, 2019

When conducting our estate plans, we are often focused on the distribution of assets (such as homes, bank accounts, investments, and interest in private corporations),...
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T1135 Reporting of Foreign Property UpdateAugust 14th, 2019

The CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program gives taxpayers a second chance to correct unintentional errors or omissions in income tax filings. Taxpayers can seek to mitigate...
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Expense Claims that Pass the Audit TestJuly 30th, 2019

Often taxpayers are audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and end up being surprised when some or all of their expenses are disallowed.  Many...
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Meet the Lead of Our Domestic Tax Services: Jodi LycettJuly 24th, 2019

Jodi provides tax, estate planning, and accounting services to individuals and small businesses. Her areas of specialty include Trust and estate work, including tax filings...
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File Your Tax ReturnJuly 11th, 2019

Quite often I will get a call from someone saying that they haven’t filed their tax return for a number of years or they are...
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SHARED CUSTODY OF A CHILD: The “Equal or Near Equal” IssueJuly 9th, 2019

Certain tax benefits, such as the Canada child benefit, the GST/HST rebate, and the recently implemented federal carbon tax incentive (where applicable) are normally paid...
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SAUNA AND HYDROTHERAPY POOL: Medical Expense Tax CreditJune 24th, 2019

In a December 4, 2018 Technical Interpretation, CRA was asked whether the costs of installing a steam shower (sauna) and hydrotherapy pool could be eligible...
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TOSI Clarification UpdateJune 20th, 2019

Income splitting is a practice that has most commonly been used by private business owners to allocate income amongst family members to reduce their overall...
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When the Auditor Comes KnockingJune 18th, 2019

Say the word ‘audit’ and people instantly become nervous. Relax, it doesn’t have to be this way. Just because you receive an audit notice, do...
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FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER INCENTIVE: New PossibilityJune 13th, 2019

Budget 2019 proposed the new Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) first-time home buyer incentive, which is a shared equity mortgage that would give eligible...
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