“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!
So what is up with this money that Governments of Canada, Quebec, Ontario (or insert any other province here) send me every month or quarter or at the end of the year? Ever wonder? I kind of didn’t….even us accountants have the same saying as you normal humans: “don’t look a gift horse in the… Read More What’s Up With All This Money that the Government Sends Me???
The following was written by a unique blend of Mitch the accountant and Mitch the Daddy. Viewer discretion is advised. For those of the faint of heart or of active imagination, please read with a detached mindset and take all information with a grain of salt. The data used involved a combination of some research,… Read More Child Carseats and Poofy Winter Jackets: A Risk Analysis by the Daddy Accountant
So I’ve been tossing around a few “not-so-obvious” choices for a Halloween costume since my sexy nurse outfit was fully and completely NIXED by the Missus. My first thought was something ironic….like the Crooked Accountant: Once again, nixed, I thought of other ironic choices like the Sketchy Accountant or the Taxi Accountant but the consensus… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays with The Fuzzy Accountant!
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)
Today’s post is less a “tax tip” and more of a tax SHOCKER just to give you my oh-so-loyal readers just a bit of perspective on your taxes and how they’re not such a big deal when you think about it. The point of this blog post? Fun!! And also gives me a chance to… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays – Hockey’s Back! And Hockey Players Pay A TON of Tax (literally.)
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!
So let’s be honest. Babies are smelly. They’re the cutest things in the world (other than some breeds of puppies) but they poop themselves, they eat with their hands and there is a constant flow of green stuff flowing from their noses (and sometimes their eyes). Ew. But we love our kids…they’re the lights of… Read More Tax Tip #10: Children – How They Enrich Our Lives….And Our Tax Credits!