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Tax Issues for New Canadians

While there are many attractions to Canada, I cannot recall anyone attracted by a desire to experience our income tax system! Like most developed tax systems, ours can be extremely complex, and can impose results perceived as neither just nor equitable. Many tax issues are unique to new Canadians, while others are more likely to […]

Authors:

Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Your Principal Residence and Taxes

Capital gains have been subject to taxation in Canada since 1972. At present, only half of any capital gain is included in income. While this includes property such as real estate, most Canadians are aware that there is a “principal residence exemption”, and believe gains on their home will not be taxable. For the average […]

Authors:

Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

The Tax Implications of Marital Breakdown

Breaking Up is Hard to Do The breakdown of a relationship creates sufficient personal upheaval that it is unreasonable to throw in the myriad legal implications that also result. Unfortunately, the law is not always reasonable. And, the tax provisions applicable to matrimonial breakup add further complexity. With the likely animosity between the parties, there […]

Authors:

Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Credit where Credit is Due: Personal Credits in the Canadian Tax System

2012 is the 25th year of personal credits in the Canadian tax system. Prior to 1988, personal exemptions were deducted from taxable income. Since 1988, credits against taxes payable have been used. This was perceived as more fair, because the benefit of deductions was greater for higher income taxpayers. Credits result in the same tax […]

Authors:

Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson
Hugh Neilson, FCPA, FCA, TEP, is an independent contractor with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and a member of the Video Tax News editorial board in Edmonton, Alberta.
 


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