Hi! Welcome back to me! After a mostly silent summer, the approach of the autumn season seems to have awakened this Funny Accountant from his slumber. Truth be told, it’s been a busy summer…with work, our new house having been a constant work-in-progress, a preggers wife and a 2.6804-year-old getting used to her big girl bed, little time remains… Read More Daycare and taxes and audits, oh my!!
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!
I’ve said time and time again that I’m a logical guy. I guess it’s the accountant in me…but now that I’m a Father and husband (yet still an accountant at heart), my logic extends to the society and people around me, trying to right the wrongs of the world and making my daughter’s future (hopefully… Read More The Big Day: Budget 2014 – The Budgetpocalypse!
For this week’s installment (pun intended) of the ABC’s of the RRSP, I’ll try and answer a few age-old questions: Does God exist and, if so, why did he allow the creation of Revenu Quebec? Why don’t ALL toilet seats have that mechanism built-in that makes it go down slowly and how does it do… Read More The RRSP…QRSTUVWXYZ!! Chapter II – What’s that do anyhow??
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.
Conversation with the wife yesterday: Mitch: “Do you think I should shave or should I participate in Movember?” Wifey: “Well, you already have a moustache so you might as well! And it is for a great cause.” Mitch: “But, what if I put my Movember campaign out there in the universe and no one donates… Read More Movember & The Funny 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