income tax

When You Owe the CRA Money


Debts the Canada Revenue Agency collects The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) collects amounts owing such as: individual income tax payroll deductions GST/HST remittances corporation income tax customs, excise, and other levies benefit overpayments including: Canada child benefit GST/HST credit The CRA also collects the following amounts owed for other government programs: defaulted Canada Student

When You Owe the CRA Money2021-03-25T12:19:15-08:00

Tips to Avoid CRA Adjustments


Here are some tips from the Canada Revenue Agency’s review programs. Following these tips should help reduce the number of adjustments the CRA needs to make to returns each year. No reply received If you do not provide the information requested within the timeframe indicated on the letter, the CRA will deny or modify

Tips to Avoid CRA Adjustments2021-03-25T12:32:38-08:00

Why Have Your Benefit and Credit Payments Changed?


Each summer, following the tax filing season, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses information from an individual’s income tax and benefit return, along with the return of their spouse or common-law partner, to calculate benefit and credit payments for the upcoming year. Starting in July, eligible benefit and credit recipients may notice changes to

Why Have Your Benefit and Credit Payments Changed?2021-04-06T15:03:11-08:00

Income Tax Being Reviewed? Do Not Worry.


An income tax review is easier than you think!  Since Canada's tax system is based on self-assessment, these reviews help confirm that income amounts, deductions, and credits are reported correctly, and can be properly supported. It is OK. If you receive a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) telling you that your income tax return

Income Tax Being Reviewed? Do Not Worry.2020-03-16T05:17:18-08:00

Property Flipping? Know Your Tax Obligations!


What is property flipping? Property flipping is when individuals, including real estate agents, buy and resell homes in a short period of time for a profit. This also includes buying and selling a property before its official sale or construction—a process called an “assignment sale” but sometimes also referred to as “shadow flipping”.

Property Flipping? Know Your Tax Obligations!2020-05-01T04:40:48-08:00

Do Not be Scammed by Spoofed Phone Numbers


The tax deadline has come and gone, however, scammers continue to pray on Canadian taxpayers.  You may get a phone call from a person aggressively telling you to pay the taxes you owe.  In order to trick Canadians into thinking they are indeed calling from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), scammers may change

Do Not be Scammed by Spoofed Phone Numbers2020-05-01T05:08:41-08:00

When Can You Expect Your 2017 Refund?


It is the Canada Revenue’s goal to issue a notice of assessment, including any applicable refund, within: two weeks of receiving your electronically filed return; or eight weeks of receiving your paper filed return. These timelines are ONLY valid for returns received on or before their filing due dates. The CRA may take

When Can You Expect Your 2017 Refund?2020-05-01T04:53:32-08:00

Cannot Pay Your Balance Owing?


What you can do if you cannot pay your balance owing? Even if you cannot pay all of your balance owing right away, file your return by the filing due date. So you can avoid a late-filing penalty. If you cannot pay your balance owing on or before April 30, 2018, we may accept a payment

Cannot Pay Your Balance Owing?2020-05-01T04:58:16-08:00

What is Commonly Deducted from Your Paycheque?


Depending on your employment situation, you may receive payments in addition to your regular pay. Similarly, you may be employed in a special employment situation. Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions If you are 18 years old or older, but younger than 65, you are employed in pensionable employment, and you do not receive a CPP

What is Commonly Deducted from Your Paycheque?2020-03-10T05:25:54-08:00

2018 B.C. Budget Sets Sight on Housing Affordability


The B.C. government recently unveiled its 2018 Budget.  One of its key focus was on the province's housing market.  In an effort to reign in speculation and address housing affordability, the province is set to implement some new taxes, as well as, update some existing ones.  New provincial-federal programs will also be introduced

2018 B.C. Budget Sets Sight on Housing Affordability2020-05-01T05:31:46-08:00
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