“Christmas in July”: it was a popular phrase in the summer of 2015. A federal election was nearly upon us and the old Conservative government had decided to increase our child benefits. The increase in the benefits was paid out on July 20, 2015 and was retroactive to January 2015 so those of us with… Read More Got Kids?…Then Your Gov’t Cheque is in the Mail…The Sequel!
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!
For the average Canadian, the decisions about where to invest extra cash can be overwhelming to say the least. So many acronyms…RRSP, RESP, TFSA, need I go on?? Many people rely on experts in select fields to help them make these decisions, while many self-educate and make the decisions themselves. Whichever category you fall into,… Read More RRSP…WXYZ! Chapter 4: The Big Decisions About Where to Invest Your Money
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!!
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!
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
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 I’m probably going to be really, really fat one day. I love my McDonald’s (nuggets!) and outside of mowing the lawn, taking care of my garden and 2 leagues worth of summer softball, I don’t partake in many physical fitnessy activities. That’s the bad news (for me, mostly). There really is no bad news for… Read More Tax Tip Tuesdays – A 15% discount on Quidditch Lessons? Thanks Canada!
A few months ago, I wrote about the implications of not filing your income taxes. I yelled and screamed (I even used a whole bunch of CAPITAL LETTERS so it would seem as though my voice was raised) to try to motivate those who hadn’t filed their taxes on time (if at all). Sorry if… Read More TTT: Back Taxes – Cash Coming Your Way!
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??