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Getting Organized for Tax Season

By FT April 24, 2008

As the tax deadline is approaching, the procrastinators out there are scrambling to get their receipts in order to file their income taxes.  Yes, I…

Differences in Non-Refundable Tax Credits and Tax Deductions

By FT March 27, 2008

This is a pretty common question asked during tax season.  What exactly is the difference between a non-refundable tax credit and a tax deduction? Tax…

Leaving Canada? What about RRSPs?

By FT February 19, 2008

I read a great article on Tim Cestnick's site today regarding what Canadians should do with their RRSPs when permanently leaving Canada for retirement.  That…

Child Care Benefits: Spousal Amount, UCCB, and CCTB!

By FT July 3, 2007

Some examples of child care benefits include the spousal amount, uccb, and cctb.  Last week, I answered a reader question regarding whether it was better…

Flow Through Share Examples!

By FT June 11, 2007

In my article “How Flow Through Shares Work“, I didn’t give many examples of actual flow through shares or mutual funds that hold them. A…

Should I Incorporate my Small Business?

By Ed Rempel May 24, 2007

Here is another entry from Ed Rempel regarding if you should incorporate your small business. I was asked this question from Qubikal, but I asked…

Charitable Donation Tax Credit – Part 2 (Strategies)

By FT March 7, 2007

Continuing on from yesterday’s discussion on the Charitable Donation Tax advantages and how it works, I’ll now move onto some of the strategies that I’ve…

Charitable Donation Tax Credit – Part 1 (How it Works)

By FT March 6, 2007

I’m a big fan of donating or tithing to charity. As I mentioned in my “financial goals for 2007” I’m trying to increase my donations…

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