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Maximizing Your Interest Expense Deductions

Here are some tax planning tips to make the most of interest expense write offs. There are three tests you must meet in order to deduct interest on borrowed money. There must be a legal obligation to pay the interest. This can become an issue … [Read more...]

Tax Changes Becoming Effective January 1, 2020

As part of the federal tax changes which came into effect January 1, 2020, there is an increase in the basic personal which is being phased in over four years until it reaches $15,000 in 2023. For 2020 the exemption amount increased to $13,229 … [Read more...]

When Your TFSA Income Becomes Taxable

The TFSA is a great choice to build wealth because the income accumulates tax-free. However there is one instance when the income inside the TFSA becomes taxable, and that is on US dividend stocks. Under US tax law, there is a 30% withholding tax on … [Read more...]

A Portfolio With a Crazy Low Management Fee of 1/10 of 1 Per Cent

Management fees can take a big bite out of your investments. $100,000 invested for 20 years at 8% will yield $470,000. With a 2% management fee, the investment shrinks to $325,000, a drop of $145,000 or 30% of the portfolio. You are basically … [Read more...]

The Best Book on Investing Ever Written

The greatest practical investment thinker and one of the best investors was Benjamin Graham. When the book; " The Intelligent Investor” was first published in the 1950s, it was hailed as the best book about investing to the general public ever … [Read more...]

Charitable Giving Costs Less Than You Think

Making a donation before December 31, 2019 not only benefits your favourite charity but also reduces your income taxes. The amount of tax savings depend on whether you make a cash donation or a gift of assets, including the securities, artwork or … [Read more...]

Year-End Tax Saving Strategies for Doctors

As we approach the year-end, there is no better time than now to compile your checklist of tax saving strategies to reduce your income tax bill for 2019. Reduce tax on shareholder draws If you took large draws from your corporation, … [Read more...]

How Much Retirement Income Do You Need?

In order to provide the best possible advice to clients, a financial planner needs to take into account: What should be the asset allocation for the particular client? How much income can the client safely withdraw to ensure that the … [Read more...]

Top 7 financial mistakes doctors make (and how to avoid them)

Dr. James Dahle is a practising emergency physician in the US and the author of “White Coat Investor”, a popular financial guide for doctors. In one of his blogs he lists the big mistakes doctors make in handling their finances. Poor debt … [Read more...]

Five Habits of Successful Investors

Poor investment returns can be blamed largely on investor behaviour rather than the performance of the investment. According to the research, investors deserve the blame because they lack the discipline and patience to weather stock market … [Read more...]

Our New Dentist Program is designed to help new dentists start their career with a solid financial foundation.

What sets us apart from other dental CPA firms is our years of experience working closely with dentists. We offer an unmatched skill set that goes way beyond routine accounting and tax planning. From Practice purchase or Start up assistance and loan financing to practice management and financial/retirement planning, we will help you manage every aspect of the financial side of your dental career.

Call at 604-669-7558 or email us at purtzki[at]purtzki.com to request a free consultation.
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