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Changes to GST/HST Effective July 1, 2017

Changes to GST/HST Effective July 1, 2017

Update: An Important Change to Form RC59

Update: An Important Change to Form RC59
May 9, 2017

The process to gain access to a corporate clients’ information with CRA, either by phone, or online changed as of May 15th, 2017. To request online access to tax information for a business, your accountant will now ask you to complete the authorization request in Represent a Client. Form RC59 will no longer be used to authorize online access.

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Tax Deadline Reminder

Tax Deadline Reminder
April 4, 2017

Attendant Care Expenses

Attendant Care Expenses

CRA Sheds Some Light on the Charitable Sector

CRA Sheds Some Light on the Charitable Sector

What are the 2016 Personal Tax Changes?

What are the 2016 Personal Tax Changes?
January 18, 2017

Tax Tips for Owning a U.S. Vacation Property

Tax Tips for Owning a U.S. Vacation Property

Notice: Changes to Principal Residence Deduction

Notice: Changes to Principal Residence Deduction
October 20, 2016

On October 3rd, 2016, the Department of Finance announced “preventative measures for a healthy, competitive and stable housing market” (fin.gc.ca). The message conveyed is that the government is taking action over “concerns of middle class families facing high debt and concerns over the housing affordability, and is actively engaged in monitoring and addressing the overall health and stability of the housing market and financial system in Canada” (fin.gc.ca).

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RLB’s Open House a Huge Success!

RLB’s Open House a Huge Success!

Navigating Through a Divorce

Navigating Through a Divorce
August 24, 2016

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult, costly, and stressful times in a person’s life. There is so much to think about, and income tax is often the last thing on your mind. It's helpful to know you have the right advisors on your side, looking out for your best interest when navigating through a divorce. Once your lawyer has drafted your separation agreement, don’t forget to have your accountant look it over, too. Sometimes a separation agreement can conflict with the Income Tax Act. The wrong wording in the agreement could be very costly in lost credits and deductions, and it can be expensive to go back and have the separation agreement changed after the fact.

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