Brainstorming (+ tax)

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August 22, 2018  

Episode 010 - Even if You Follow the Law, Can You Pass the Smell Test?

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.

August 15, 2018  

Episode 009 - The Management Fee GST Trap That You Didn’t Know Existed

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 However, this is not always the case, and in this episode, we target an outdated tool used by some practitioners - Management Fees.

August 8, 2018  

Episode 008 - Protecting Yourself From CRA Scammers and What To Do If You Are a Victim

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.

August 1, 2018  

Episode 007 - Managing Debt in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

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.

July 25, 2018  

Episode 006 - Moving Expenses - Are you eligible? If so, What Can You Claim?

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. 

July 18, 2018  

Episode 005 - But How Can The CRA Find Out? - Indirect Verification of Income

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.

July 11, 2018  

Episode 004 - Employee Vehicle Expenses and Public Transit

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?

July 4, 2018  

Episode 003 - Are You Considered Common-Law for Canadian Tax Purposes?

Ever hear of the term "conjugal relationship" and wonder if it means what you think it means. For tax purposes there is more to the term "conjugal relationship" than "conjugal visits" 

June 27, 2018  

Episode 002 - The Myth of Casual Labour

In this episode we dive into the layman's term of "Casual Labour" to find out the actual tax issues affecting this misunderstood term.

June 20, 2018  

Episode 001 - Top 10 Things You Should Know About Building Your Own Business

In our first episode, we dive into the top ten things we think you should know about building your own business.