“Christmas in July”: it was a popular phrase in the summer of 2015. A federal election was nearly upon us and the old Conservative government had decided to increase our child benefits. The increase in the benefits was paid out on July 20, 2015 and was retroactive to January 2015 so those of us with… Read More Got Kids?…Then Your Gov’t Cheque is in the Mail…The Sequel!
Author’s note: this blog post talks about the UCCB increase only. For a closer look at more “real world” scenarios on how the Trudeau and Harper tax plans will affect your bottom line, please check out the follow-up post! Full disclosure: sometimes I use catchy blog titles or gimmicky phrases to attract readers to my… Read More Got Kids?…Then Your Gov’t Cheque is in the Mail!
Gotta be honest. I’ve never had quite the reader reaction to a blog post like I’ve had to last week’s post on daycare fee increases. Out of around 130,000 parents in Quebec with kids in $7/day daycare, around 2% of them read my post during the past week! Craziness. So thanks for reading and thanks to… Read More The Death of $7/Day Daycare in Quebec: What Do I Do??
Hi! Welcome back to me! After a mostly silent summer, the approach of the autumn season seems to have awakened this Funny Accountant from his slumber. Truth be told, it’s been a busy summer…with work, our new house having been a constant work-in-progress, a preggers wife and a 2.6804-year-old getting used to her big girl bed, little time remains… Read More Daycare and taxes and audits, oh my!!
Here’s a quick and dirty story that goes out to all the Moms and Dads who have ever given their little one a sippy sup or a bottle (AKA all of you). Specifically, at least in my case, a bottle of formula. This particular bottle was given in the living room, and having gotten sidetracked… Read More The Daddy Accountant: The Missing Formula Bottle (Sippy Cup Stories)
So I’m probably going to be really, really fat one day. I love my McDonald’s (nuggets!) and outside of mowing the lawn, taking care of my garden and 2 leagues worth of summer softball, I don’t partake in many physical fitnessy activities. That’s the bad news (for me, mostly). There really is no bad news for… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays – A 15% discount on Quidditch Lessons? Thanks Canada!
Don’t worry, be happy! Hashtag DWBH! Words (and weird acronyms) to live by in the Autumn season here in Montreal. The sun is shining, the apples are pickable, the leaves are a-changing and we don’t have to wear massive jackets and shovel tons of the white stuff just yet. So this week’s post is dedicated… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays – Don’t Worry Be Happy, It’s Fall in Montreal!
While my post last week was of the more serious and slightly depressing variety, this week it’s my hope to lift the recently disheartened spirits of my loyal Quebec readers. So this one goes out to La Belle Province,and hopefully it will give all our provincial neighbours a better understanding of why we’ve chosen to… Read More TTT: Quebec vs. Ontario: The Epic Tax Battle
Yes, it’s Wednesday. And yes, this is Tax Tip Tuesday. However, I am but a weak (yet Funny) Accountant who can do nothing about which day of the week it is when seized by the urge to write, create and educate! Which brings us to today’s topic, something everyone seems to be talking about these… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays: the KKK – Kids, Kippot and Khumar…(AKA Hijab)
During the month of April, Tax Tip Tuesday falls between Doing-Tax-Returns-Monday and Doing-Even-More-Tax-Returns-Wednesday. So you can imagine that it’s nice to take a break, write a blog post or meet with a new client. This week’s Tax Tip is more of a “Greatest Hits” list of questions I’m asked during these client visits, questions you… Read More Tax Tip Tuesday – Q&A With The Funny Accountant!