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Claiming a deduction for moving expenses

Claiming a deduction for moving expenses

One of the more unexpected effects of the current pandemic has been the impact on the Canadian real estate market. In each of July, August, and September 2020 the number of home sales, especially in major cities, has set a year-over-year record and, in many of the...

Tax planning for year-end charitable donations

Tax planning for year-end charitable donations

Canadians have a well-deserved reputation for supporting charitable causes, through donations of both money and goods. Our tax system supports that generosity by providing a tax credit for qualifying donations made.  Federally, taxpayers can claim a credit of 15%...

Transitioning from the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit

Transitioning from the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit

Of all the many financial relief programs introduced by the federal government to address the economic impact of the pandemic, probably none has had a bigger impact than the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB). As of August 16, nearly 9 million Canadians had...

Keeping track of 2020’s changing federal tax deadlines

Keeping track of 2020’s changing federal tax deadlines

When the state of emergency was declared in March of this year, the federal government extended the usual deadlines for both the filing of individual tax returns and payment of taxes owed, for both 2019 and 2020. Sometimes those deadlines (like the deadline for filing...