Month: April 2019

Can I Split My Pension Income?

You and your spouse are enjoying your golden years together and share pretty much everything. The CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) recognizes that sharing is caring, so they allow senior couples to split pension income. This can offer you big savings on your tax bill,…

Filing Taxes for a Senior? 7 things You Can do to Maximize Their Return

Whether you’re caring for your aging parents or just helping them with their taxes, here are some tips to keep in mind so you can both get the most back when you file your taxes. 1. Make sure they file a tax return: Sounds…

This is one of the Most Commonly Missed Tax Credits. Can You Claim it?

Your parents worked hard to take great care of you growing up and you’re happy to return the favour. The good news? The CRA (the Canada Revenue Agency) wants to say “thanks” too. If you’ve got an aging parent or relative living under your…

Tax Tips for Canadians over 65

If you’re in your golden years or taking care of a family member who is, take a minute to review what credits and deductions you could both be eligible for. Make sure you file a tax return: Always file, because you could be entitled…

Family Tax Deductions: What Can I Claim?

Being a mom has been the most incredible experience of my life so far – even including all those sleepless nights. It’s also very expensive, and according to a 2015 study by MoneySense Magazine, it costs on average $13,366 per year to raise a…