Tag: personl tax prep

2020 Personal Income Tax Changes You Need To Know

When you look at your household budget, the amounts you’re spending on mortgage/rent, transportation and food are usually top of mind. While all those expenses certainly matter, something else you should keep a watchful eye on is income tax. It’s the single biggest expense…

Stop Thinking Of Your Goals As Resolutions

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Why not ditch the resolutions this year and make some smart goals you want to reach instead. There are a couple of reasons why resolutions may not work well for you. If they do, great….

3 Money Tips to Follow Before Baby Comes

I have found the biggest mistake young families make is not planning prior to the arrival of their children. The fact is, the better you prepare for your financial future before baby is born, the better you’ll be prepared for the unexpected. New parents do not completely…

What medical expenses can I claim on my taxes in Canada?

Medical expenses can be claimed on your tax return through the Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC).  The Medical Expense Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit (cannot bring your taxes owed above 0) which is calculated by taking the lesser of 3% of your…

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Party now, pay later RRSP is short for Registered Retirement Savings Plan. The idea with this type of investment account is to avoid paying tax on some of your income today and instead pay it after you retire. There are two advantages to this…