A core component of your retirement plan is the CPP retirement benefit (or Québec Pension Plan for Québec residents, which mirrors many aspects of the CPP). CPP offers flexibility as to when payments can begin, which affects how much you could receive. Familiarizing yourself with CPP provisions can help you decide when to start payments and optimize the benefit throughout your retirement.
Are you, like many Canadians, planning to renovate your home or cottage? If so, you should keep your receipts in case you ever need to support the cost base of your property. Generally, Canadians have not been required to report the cost base of a principal residence that is sold on their tax return. But that changed a few years ago.
As students begin to pay their tuition for the upcoming fall semester, it is important to know what fees and expenses can be deducted on this year’s tax return. This article will highlight some of the key deductions and credits that can help reduce your family tax bill for the 2020 filing year.
If you’re a U.S. taxpayer, learn about the additional information we can provide which allows you to make an important election for your investment in Canadian mutual funds and will make it easier to file your U.S. tax return.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen inspirational stories of individuals and organizations helping their communities and supporting causes in a variety of ways. During this time, you may be thinking about how you can contribute more or whether you should revisit your charitable giving approach.
A family vacation home is more than an asset. It’s years of shared memories. That’s why passing it on to your children can be both emotionally and financially taxing.