Tax Planning

Amending your income tax return

Tax lawyer Samantha Prasad says: Be firm in your facts and courteous in your deportment. Both go a long way in resolving disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.
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Saving for retirement in Canada

RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs, PPPs, critical illness insurance, long-term care insurance, high-limit disability insurance, life insurance, joint-and-last-to-die insurance, charitable donations at death—no wonder we get so tired as we get older!   Read More

2018 year-end tax planning

Now is a good time to consider the various ways you might be able to minimize your 2018 taxes—before the onslaught of the holiday season becomes uppermost on your mind.   Read More

Saving for retirement in Canada

RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs, PPPs, critical illness insurance, long-term care insurance, high-limit disability insurance, life insurance, joint-and-last-to-die insurance, charitable donations at death—no wonder we get so tired as we get older!   Read More

Saving for retirement in Canada

RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs, PPPs, critical illness insurance, long-term care insurance, high-limit disability insurance, life insurance, joint-and-last-to-die insurance, charitable donations at death—no wonder we get so tired as we get older!   Read More

Common investment mistakes

Accountant Mark Goodfield (aka The Blunt Bean Counter) recently warned subscribers to The TaxLetter of some costly common investment mistakes and how to avoid them.
The duplication of investments is one   Read More

Top 10 estate planning tips

The TaxLetter contributing editor Mark Halpern recalls Martin Luther King’s sagacious advice: “If we are to go forward, we must go back.” When it comes to planning your financial future,   Read More

Tax planning your will

The TaxLetter contributing editor Samantha Prasad, LL.B, offers a number of ideas to help you minimize the tax impact on your will so you can leave as much of your   Read More