Tag Archives: taxes

Eligible Dependent Credit

Are you eligible to claim the Eligible Dependent Credit on your Canadian taxes? For separating couples in Canada this can be a bit confusing to sort out, especially when you are in the transition stage of negotiating your Separation Agreement. While there tend to be a lot of grey areas CRA...


Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Really A Benefit?

Canadian families will benefit from the increase in the Universal Child Care Benefit, more commonly referred to as the UCCB.  The increase benefit moves form $100per month to $160 per month and it is retroactive to January 1, 2o15.  This means that parents of children under the age of 6 will be receiving a bit...

Financial Year-End Considerations

In just a few short weeks the dial turns to 2014.  Are you prepared, financially? There may be some things to consider fitting into your holiday schedule.

1)  'Tis the season for charities to surface in abundance.  If you haven't made all your intended charitable donations you might want to do so before the December 31st...


Tax Time Review

Oddly enough, when I am knee-deep in preparing my client's tax filings that's when I get the most requests for existing clients and new clients to update their financial plans. I've always attributed it to the fact that their financial situation is forefront in their minds when compiling tax slips. I welcome it...

Leveraging? Debt?

Bad words, right? Most of us struggle a good portion of our working lives to pay off debt whether it be in the form of car loans or mortgages so the word tends to have an air of negativity surrounding it. Debt, however, is a great enabler of our economy. Without it most of us...