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??
As I began writing this 3rd installment of my month-long RRSP bloggage, my wise and all-seeing wife (blog plug for Adventuresofmamakujo.com!) pointed out that I made a very large assumption when I began writing these posts. I assumed that my readers actually knew what an RRSP was and the basics of how it works! The… Read More The RRSP: A Beginner’s Guide…the ABC’s of the RRSP!
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??
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!!
After a brief hiatus (that was mostly used for recharging my tax-season-drained batteries and eating steak) we’re BACK with more tax and accounting tips and tools. With 2013’s tax season now but a fond memory, I had an intense debate with myself (it almost came to blows) about what to offer up in the blog. … Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays – Tax and Steak…The Return of The Funny Accountant!
Good day. You have reached the Offices of The Funny Accountant. Due to the fact that it is April 30th, the last day of tax season and the first day of the rest of our lives, we can’t come to the blog right now. Please leave a message at the sound of the tone and… Read More Tax Tip Tuesday – JUDGEMENT DAY.
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!
This week’s Tax Tip Tuesday is going to be very simple. Here it is: Use an Accountant to File Your Taxes! Or more specifically, use me! OK, maybe this shameless plug of http://www.mkassociates.ca and http://www.thefunnyaccountant.com is a little over the top…so please feel free to use any accountant of your choosing as long as his… Read More Tax Tip #8: How to Get Your Taxes Done for Free! (sort of…)
Continuing the discussion on great ways to keep our money out of the hands of our evil, pasta-hating government…a Tax Free Savings Account (or TFSA) is a great way to tax shelter a portion of your savings. It doesn’t give you the same advantages as an RRSP (self-plug alert – please see last week’s blog post!), but… Read More Tax Tip #6: TFSA is A-OK!
RRSPs Are Fun! …OK, that’s a total lie. I apologize. RRSPs cannot possibly be fun. The topic is actually one of the dullest and most mind-numbing in the entire accounting field. In case you’re unfamiliar, Registered Retirement Savings Plans (see RRSP acronym above…and below) are tools the Average-Justin or Average-CarlyRae Canadian can use to save… Read More Tax Tip #5: RRSPs!