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Self-Employment: What about CPP and EI?

There are many issues to consider when contemplating the decision to become self-employed. Your access to government programs, including Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI), are important considerations for anyone moving to a self-employment structure. Let’s take a quick look at both CPP and EI, and highlight the key differences for employees and self-employed individuals. Canada Pension Plan […]

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Tax Trap! Avoid the Superficial Loss Rules

In our last post, we discussed in-kind contributions. Many investors, who are otherwise unable to make a TFSA and RRSP contributions, may be able to contribute existing non-registered investments to their RRSP accounts, thereby getting a tax deduction in the process. However, it’s important to be careful of a couple of potential tax traps when making in-kind contributions – superficial […]

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2018 Year End Tax Tips

Question: Using a software package, I file my own taxes each year without the help of an accountant or other tax professional. I’m wondering if you have any advice for me, and if you can give me any tips? I’d like to make sure I’m being smart about taxes and taking advantage of any year end tax-saving strategies available to […]

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