If you’ve been following the news these past few weeks, you probably know that there are big changes coming to our taxes here in Canada. A middle-class tax cut, no more income splitting, tax increases to the wealthy….what it all means to your family is only the first of many loaded questions I’ve been asked about recently. These loaded questions can… Read More The Family Tax Series: “My New Child Benefits Are How Much??!!”
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!
It’s tax season!….and election season! Oh what a fun time of year, so much to do, so many debates to watch, so many polls to analyze. I thought I’d drop my 2 cents into the fountain before it all comes to an end…and hopefully help someone make some money at the same time. So I’m… Read More Scream It From the Rooftops: Vote! And File Your Taxes!
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???
I remain the Funny Accountant, however what I discovered the other day was more scary and sad than funny. It turns out that not even Revenu Quebec (“RQ”) is familiar with some of their own tax rules and many of the elderly in this Province (and likely elsewhere in Canada) have been doing their taxes… Read More The Elderly and Taxes Gone Wrong: A Not-So-Funny Discovery by The Funny Accountant
The 2 questions I get asked the most often are “what do you charge?” and “what do I need to give you?” Trust me that the answers to both questions are more than you’ll want to read in a weekly blog post! But I’m a nice guy (it’s probably because of the Movember beard) so… Read More A Free Meeting With The Funny Accountant: You Bring the Cookies.
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!
A few months ago, I wrote about the implications of not filing your income taxes. I yelled and screamed (I even used a whole bunch of CAPITAL LETTERS so it would seem as though my voice was raised) to try to motivate those who hadn’t filed their taxes on time (if at all). Sorry if… Read More TTT: Back Taxes – Cash Coming Your Way!
I know what you’re thinking…why, oh why, Mr. Funny Accountant, would I want to pay MORE tax??? The answer is simple. It means you’re making more money! Throughout my many years of accounting, doing tax and being funny, I’ve been asked a lot of questions: “How do you make such delicious homemade caesar salad dressing?”… Read More TTT – How to Pay More Tax! Nope, no joke. Yes, read on!