Author’s note: If you followed a link directly to this post, don’t forget to check out the follow-up blog post on income splitting! Due to popular demand (thanks to the 3.5 people who asked for a follow-up!)….I give you a Tax Plan Showdown: Harper’s UCCB increase vs. Trudeau’s reinvention of the way we receive child benefits.… Read More The Politics of Deception: Harper vs. Trudeau, a Tax Plan Showdown!
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??
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.)
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!
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!