In this short 5 minute episode, we brainstorm a potential replacement system for the Canada Pension Plan that would benefit families more than the current system and explain why a change is needed. Tell us what you think. Good idea or not?
In the last episode we had some fun with the Tax On Split Income (TOSI) rules, but it really is time to get serious about them.
The Tax On Split Income (TOSI) rules are written like a bad “escape room” game. The way these rules are written, everyone is caught… unless you can escape… and the exits are not clearly marked. In this episode, Cory G. Litzenberger tries to help you navigate these rules in a high-level tongue-in-cheek approach to them.
Taxpayers that follow the letter of the law in the Income Tax Act might not realize that there is a "catch-all" provision that is what we call the "smell test." If it stinks like GAARbage, the CRA will reassess you.
You may have heard you don't need to register for GST until you have $30,000 in sales. However, this is not always the case, and in this episode, we target an outdated tool used by some practitioners - Management Fees.
It seems like every day there is a new scam pretending to be the CRA. In this episode, we tell you how to protect yourself, what to watch for, and what to do if you, or someone you know, is a victim of a scam.
A common question is, who to pay first? or, what can I do to reduce my debt? We look at what the Canadian debt statistics are telling us, what to expect with rising interest rates, and try to offer some ideas and solutions for those focused on getting rid of their debt.
At some point in their life, many people will move. Moving and the related costs to it can be stressful. Cory G. Litzenberger, CPA, CMA, CFP, C.Mgr takes a look as to how you might be able to get some money back on those costs related to your move.
Everyone has heard from one person or another, "how will they find out" when talking about the Canada Revenue Agency. As a former Income Tax & GST Auditor himself, Cory G. Litzenberger, CPA, CMA, CFP, C.Mgr dives into the realm of Indirect Verification of Income (IVI) to show you some of the tools that the CRA may use in an audit.
For many people, the cost of getting to and from work is getting expensive. What about those that have to use their own vehicle while they are at work? Are there any tax savings opportunities available?