For the next month, our blog focus will be the RRSP: Everyone’s favourite topic of conversation during the month of February! Why is the RRSP just a great subject for this time of the year, you ask? Well, there are several reasons, the top 3 being: It gives us guys something to worry about in… Read More Tax Tip Tuesday: The ABC’s of the RRSP…QRSTUVWXYZ!!
At this point, there’s not much I can write about the proposed Charter of Values that hasn’t already been written, said, blogged about, carved in soapstone or scratched into frosted-over car windows. I can, however, point my ever-so-loyal readers in the right direction so you can to better educate yourselves on the issue while simultaneously… Read More For My Daughter, For My Family…For Montreal, I Will Participate in the Bill 60 Hearings.
Today’s Tax Tip Tuesday is just some food for thought…what you can do to lower your April tax bill TODAY! Since the end of the year is fast approaching (AKA end of the personal tax year), now is the time to maximize those tax credits for 2013. So here’s (part of) the plan! Donations If… Read More Tax Stuff to do Before the New Year!
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.
Yes, this is technically a Tax Tip Tuesday…but I guess a melancholy start to the week has gotten me in the mood to change the world. And since I have no clue how to do that, I’ll share my Sunday and Monday experiences and maybe it’ll light a fire under someone out there! It obviously… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays: The Melancholy Yet Thoughtful Accountant
I often get asked, “Mr. Funny Accountant (sometimes I even get a ‘Sir’ at the end), how do I get some cash back from all the donations I make throughout the year?” Easy one! It’s as simple as claiming those donation receipts on your personal tax return (for those of you donating personally and not… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays: Movember + Donations = Phurry Philanthropy
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!
So a client came into the office the other day (didn’t happen at all) and asked me the following question (an imaginary question from my imagination): “Mr. Funny Accountant, what the heck is the “Debt Ceiling” and why do I even care?” Being the of the curious variety of person, I looked into the topic… Read More Thursday Thoughts: Seriously, What the HECK is the Debt Ceiling??!