Resources & Articles


Professional Development and Continuing Education Expenses – Deductible or Not?September 27th, 2022

One of the key traits of a professional is a desire and need for regular professional development and continuing education.  This training can involve some...
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Saving For Your First HomeSeptember 22nd, 2022

Saving for a first home can be a significant challenge for many, especially when the price of the average home in Canada is nearly $630,000....
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PERSONAL SERVICES BUSINESS (PSB): CRA Education InitiativesSeptember 21st, 2022

In some industries, it is common for employers to require their workers to provide services through their own corporation rather than directly as employees. In...
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Will you have to pay a new tax on your luxury items?September 15th, 2022

(authored by RSM CANADA) On Sept. 1, 2022, the Luxury Tax Act came into force which imposes a tax on the sale and import of certain vehicles, aircraft, and vessels exceeding a specified price threshold.
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On Again Off Again – A Review of the Immediate Expensing Rules upon Coming into ForceSeptember 15th, 2022

On April 18th, 2021, the Minister of Finance announced measures that would allow businesses to immediately write off the full cost of capital assets purchased...
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PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTION: Land in Excess of One-half HectareSeptember 13th, 2022

The definition of a principal residence limits the amount of land that qualifies for the principal residence exemption to half a hectare unless the taxpayer...
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REQUIRED TRAVEL: Between Home and WorkSeptember 9th, 2022

A June 21, 2022, Tax Court of Canada case considered whether motor vehicle costs of $1,642 associated with a construction foreman’s travel between home and...
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POKER PLAYING: Hobby or Business?September 7th, 2022

In a June 21, 2022, French Tax Court of Canada case, CRA assessed the taxpayer’s poker winnings from 2010 to 2012 as business income. In...
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Canadian Residents Earning Income through Non-resident US LLCsSeptember 6th, 2022

(authored by RSM CANADA) Canadian-resident investors earning Canadian-sourced income through US LLCs should consider the withholding tax implications.
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Crisis Proofing Your BusinessAugust 31st, 2022

The events over the past two and a half years have taught us many lessons in life and business. Whether preparing to expect the unexpected,...
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