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SimpleTax Review: File Your Canadian Tax Return for Free

By Dale Roberts July 31, 2020

Who likes doing taxes, raise your hand. If you enjoy doing taxes you are likely an accountant, or you are one of a very select group…

How Flow Through Shares Work

How Flow Through Shares Work

By FT May 31, 2020

One of the more interesting Canadian-specific investment tax strategies available is flow through shares.  I’ve written several articles over the years on how flow through…

Canadian Investing Taxes

Canadian Investing Taxes: Dividends, Interest, and Capital Gains

By FT May 24, 2020

Are you curious about how investing taxes are calculated on dividends, interest, and capital gains across the various accounts in your portfolio?  I am by…

Income Splitting Tax Strategy

Income Splitting Tax Strategy – Spousal Investment Loan

By FT August 19, 2019

A couple of years ago, I wrote about income splitting strategies to help reduce family taxes in the scenario that one spouse makes significantly more…

Income Sprinkling Rules For Canadian Small Business

Income Sprinkling Rules for Canadian Small Business

By FT February 12, 2018

In the Summer of 2017, the Canadian government dropped a tax bomb on Canadian small business owners with changes to how they are able to…

Reduce The Damaging Changes To Private Corporation Taxes

Strategies to Reduce the Damaging Changes to Private Corporation Taxes

By FT August 21, 2017

With the mandate of leveling the playing field between the rich and the middle class, the latest proposal from the Trudeau government is to make…

Income Splitting Strategies

Reduce your Taxes – Income Splitting Strategies

By FT April 25, 2016

A portion of this article was originally written in June 2009, but relevant today due to the removal of the income splitting Family Tax Cut which…

Capital Gains Tax When Converting Currency

Capital Gains Tax when Converting Currency

By FT February 8, 2016

When I wrote about some low cost ways to convert your valuable US Dollars (USD) back into Canadian dollars (USD), there was a comment about…

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