New 2014 Tax Developments & Updates for Canadians

Madan Chartered Accountant conducted our first webinar on September 26, 2014. This webinar provided informational content on new tax developments and changes for 2014. The aim is to provide our clients with up to date information so that they can get ready for the year-end and for the upcoming tax season. Please download your copy … Continue reading New 2014 Tax Developments & Updates for Canadians

Review your Health and Life Insurance with your Accountant

When you’re buying real estate, you’ve got your own agent and own lawyer. They’ve got their own agent and own lawyer too. Each side has specialists working for them.  When you’re buying life or health insurance, you face a huge imbalance. The advisor is working for the insurer, not you. You can tell because you … Continue reading Review your Health and Life Insurance with your Accountant

Saving Tax on Life Insurance Premiums

 Tax Treatment of Life Insurance Premiums Normally, life insurance premiums are not deductible by individuals or corporations for tax purposes. However, there are a few exceptions which are discussed below. Life Insurance Policy Used as Collateral for Loan Life insurance premiums (or a portion of it) may be tax deductible if the policy is required … Continue reading Saving Tax on Life Insurance Premiums

Life Insurance for TAX Savings

This article discusses details on how you will be able to use investments in life insurance to secure higher returns on investment (ROI), and potentially reduce tax. To harness the power of maximizing ROI and tax savings, it is important to understand exactly how life insurance and taxation of those life insurance policies work. The … Continue reading Life Insurance for TAX Savings

Setting up an Immigration Trust for New Canadians

Canadian residents for tax purposes are subject to Canadian tax on income earned on worldwide assets. As such, immigrants of Canada must consider the tax consequences of their relocation. The CRA has many opportunities for new immigrants that will help with their tax burdens. One of the more important plans that the CRA provides is … Continue reading Setting up an Immigration Trust for New Canadians

What are employee expenses?

Are you an employee looking to save on taxes? Did you know there are deductions that might be available to you? As far as deductions go, you have probably about small businesses and corporations. A business owner or corporation can deduct any reasonable expense incurred in the when earning income.  Unfortunately, there is not as … Continue reading What are employee expenses?

Advanced Income Tax Rulings and Technical Interpretations

Are you entering a business deal, but are unsure of any tax effects it may trigger? If you are, you should consider both the cost and benefit of requesting an income tax ruling and an interpretation. In this article, I will provide you with further information on this complex topic so you can make an … Continue reading Advanced Income Tax Rulings and Technical Interpretations

Death of a Taxpayer – Tax Returns for deceased in Canada

Filing tax returns for deceased in Canada In life, it is said that the only two certain things are death and taxes. While both of these may be inevitable, tax penalties due to incorrect actions are not. Have you been named someone’s legal representative, but are unsure of what to do? Let Allan Madan Chartered … Continue reading Death of a Taxpayer – Tax Returns for deceased in Canada

Personal Tax Saving Advice for Mississauga Residents

Interview with Justin Goulet This is news director Justin Goulet and I am here in the studio with Allan Madan, Chartered Accountant. The tax season is upon is so he is going to give you some helpful tips to survive this season. Justin: Allan, how are you today? Allan: I am doing well Justin, and … Continue reading Personal Tax Saving Advice for Mississauga Residents

FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR CANADIANS: STARTING EARLY, STARTING SMART

WHY CANADIANS SHOULD START PLANNING THEIR FINANCES As Canadians, many of us may know the importance of preparing our finances for the future. However, it is a topic that is most dreaded. The idea of financial planning may get pushed into the back of our minds and forgotten about, only appearing around tax season. When … Continue reading FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR CANADIANS: STARTING EARLY, STARTING SMART

Tax Tips for Seniors

Tip 1 – Always file a tax return even if you have no income Many retired individuals that have low or zero income assume they do not have to file a return.  This is a big mistake and can lead to a loss of hundreds of dollars in benefits and credits.  These include GST/HST Credit, … Continue reading Tax Tips for Seniors

Tax Implications for Room and Board

Employers need to include room and board somewhere in the calculation of their nanny’s payroll. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) states that free housing and meals provided to an employee is a taxable benefit and must be reported.  However, most employers charge up to the maximum amounts allowed by Employment Standards.  Each province’s maximums are … Continue reading Tax Implications for Room and Board

Financial Advice and Retirement Income Planning Mississauga

Nathan Parkhouse is an experienced financial advisor. After working with several financial firms, he opened his own private practice ‘Parkhouse Financial’ in 2006. He is devoted to tax efficient wealth creation and preservation and focuses on retirement income planning. Nathan is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), Financial Management Advisor (FMA), and … Continue reading Financial Advice and Retirement Income Planning Mississauga

Tax Tips for Retirement in Canada

Planning for retirement is crucial in order to ensure you can have the retirement lifestyle you envision. One important aspect to keep in mind during this planning is the associated tax benefits and implications. The following are some techniques of reaping tax benefits when saving for retirement in Canada.  1)  Contribute to RRSP The first … Continue reading Tax Tips for Retirement in Canada

Canada Revenue Agency Reviews

The Canada Revenue Agency reviews and checks your personal tax returns routinely, as part of the processing process. The CRA calls it the pre-assessment or processing review. This article will describe the reasons why the reviews are done, what the routine review inquiries are, and what you can do to satisfy the requirements and appease … Continue reading Canada Revenue Agency Reviews
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