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RRSP or TFSA with a Defined Benefit Pension?

By FT November 10, 2010

With the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) introduced a couple years ago, it added quite a bit of complexity with regards to retirement planning.  To…

Overseas Canadian Residents and Tax Returns

By Clark August 17, 2010

This is a column by regular contributor Clark Recently, a friend went overseas (the US) on a temporary assignment. He is a perennial last-minute income…

How the Age and Pension Amount Tax Credit Works

By FT May 3, 2010

As I mentioned in the Old Age Security (OAS) clawback article, a reader requested an explanation of the various seniors benefits in Canada.  While I’ve…

Preparing for the Income Tax Deadline: Small Business/Rental Properties

By FT April 19, 2010

As mentioned in my last article about preparing personal taxes for the income tax deadline, there are a few differences between preparing to file your…

In-Kind Transfers of Non-Registered Stocks to an RRSP/TFSA

By FT March 29, 2010

I’m a bit late getting to this reader question as the RRSP deadline was at the beginning of this month (March 1, 2010), however, this…

Capital Gains Tax Within a Corporation

By FT March 15, 2010

As I have setup a corporation to hold my online business, I’m learning the ins and outs of how taxes work within a corporation.  More specifically,…

QuickTax Platinum Download Review and Giveaway

By FT February 23, 2010

With tax season ramping up, the online tax preparers are out in full force!  Last week, I reviewed the popular UFile, this week, it’s QuickTax…

Spousal RRSP Loophole?

By FT February 10, 2010

For one reason or another, I’ve been getting emails regarding the same topic, basically discussing a potential spousal RRSP loophole. What is a spousal RRSP? …

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