For My Daughter, For My Family…For Montreal, I Will Participate in the Bill 60 Hearings.

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.

The Elderly and Taxes Gone Wrong: A Not-So-Funny Discovery by The Funny Accountant

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

Tax Tip Tuesdays: Movember + Donations = Phurry Philanthropy

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

Thursday Thoughts: Seriously, What the HECK is the Debt Ceiling??!

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??!

Tax Tip Tuesdays – Don’t Worry Be Happy, It’s Fall in Montreal!

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!

Introducing…Thursday Thoughts! (interim title pending the creation of something less boring.)

Trying something new: not thinking about or writing about or living or DOING taxes for an afternoon.  And so was birthed Thursday Thoughts by The Funny Accountant! The topic I push forth from my accounting womb this week: saving money on your groceries! I guess it is loosely related to tax in that if you… Read More Introducing…Thursday Thoughts! (interim title pending the creation of something less boring.)

Tax Tip Tuesdays: the KKK – Kids, Kippot and Khumar…(AKA Hijab)

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)

Tax Tip Tuesdays – What’s So Funny About Bookkeeping??

So what IS so funny about bookkeeping?? Answer: not a whole lot but let’s see if we can’t come up with something…. First of all, most words with a double-k in it are hilarious. Knickknack.  Yakker.  Trekker (or Trekkie, an identification with which I am proud to associate myself). Secondly, bookkeepers are inherently comical as… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays – What’s So Funny About Bookkeeping??