Category Archives: blog

2018 Federal Budget Highlights for Families

    Several key changes relating to personal financial arrangements are covered in the Canadian government’s 2018 federal budget, which could affect the finances of you and your family. Below are some of the most significant changes to be aware of: Parental Leave The government is creating a new five-week “use-it-or-lose-it” incentive for new fathers to take

    Read More

    2018 Federal Budget Highlights for Business

      The government’s 2018 federal budget focuses on a number of tax tightening measures for business owners. It introduces a new regime for holding passive investments inside a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC). (Previously proposed in July 2017.)  Here are the highlights: Small Business Tax Rate Reduction Confirmed Lower small business tax rate from 10% (from

      Read More

      BC Budget Highlights 2018

        BC Finance Minister Carole James delivered the province’s 2018 budget update on February 20, 2018. The budget anticipates a surplus of $219 million for the current year, $281 million for 2019 and $284 million in 2020. Corporate and personal tax rates remain unchanged. The biggest changes are: Elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP Premiums) effective

        Read More

        Comparing TFSAs and RRSPs

          If you are seeking ways to save in the most tax-efficient manner available, TFSAs and RRSPs can both be effective options for you to achieve your savings goals more quickly. However, each plan does have distinct differences and advantages / disadvantages. Let’s take a look at their key features: While a TFSA can be used

          Read More

          RRSP Deadline is March 1, 2018. How much tax can you save?

            RRSP Deadline: March 1, 2018 The deadline for contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) for the 2017 tax filing year is March 1, 2018. You generally have 60 days within the new calendar year to make RRSP contributions that can be applied to lowering your taxes for the previous year. If you want

            Read More

            6 Steps to Retirement Success

              Retirement planning can be challenging, we’ve outlined what we feel are 6 steps to retirement success. Have a written plan which merges life priorities with financial resources. Consolidate your income-producing assets with one advisor. Layer different sources of income in the most efficient manner. Structure income in order to preserve valuable tax credits and government

              Read More

              Updated Small Business Tax Reforms

                It has certainly been a busy week in terms of announcements regarding financial policies for small businesses. Following the series of proposed tax reforms that the government announced back in July, various tweaks and changes have subsequently been made, owing, perhaps in part, to confusion and frustration expressed among the small business community. This week

                Read More

                Ontario Budget 2017

                  Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa delivered the province’s 2017 budget on April 27, 2017. Learn what the budget means for small business owners and individuals.

                  Read More

                  Revisiting your Estate Plan

                    For most of the people, a watertight estate planning means finding the best ways to equip themselves for contingencies, reduce the tax liability for their estate, and signing up for investment plans to ensure that their money continues to earn money for them.

                    Read More