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The revised CEWS: How do the new rules work?

The government released draft legislation regarding a redesigned Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). Here are the highlights of the key changes. The CEWS was extended to November 21, 2020 with a potential further extension to December 31, … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Children About Money

As a high income earner you are in the fortunate position to meet every need of your children. It is nice to spoil them sometimes without going overboard. The danger is that you make them financial dependent on you and take away their self- reliance. … [Read more...]

Contributing to the CPP past age 65

If you work until age 65, you have no choice but contributing to the CPP. If you are 65 to 70 years of age and you continue to work you can choose not to make CPP contributions. If you continue to work after age 65 while receiving the CPP retirement … [Read more...]

You need proof of total km driven when you claim auto expenses

When CRA audits your auto expenses, you not only need proof for the expenses incurred but you also have to substantiate the total kilometres driven. This fact was highlighted in a Tax Court of Canada case. The taxpayer, Ms. Wallens, used her … [Read more...]

Buying life insurance without your own money

There are many doctors who see the need for life insurance but do not have the cash flow available to pay for the premiums. Often these doctors are asset rich and cash poor. Or they simply are reluctant to tie up their own money. Mark Halpern, a … [Read more...]

The 1.99% five year fixed mortgage rate is here!

HSBC is offering a 1.99% fixed mortgage rate for default-insured mortgages. The uninsured five-year fixed rate is about 2.29%. You only need a down payment of 20% of the purchase price. Compared to the 2.99% rate in the market today, a $1 million … [Read more...]

It’s Christmas in July for Our Seniors

If you are a senior eligible for the OAS pension you will receive a payment of $300 and those of you who are eligible for the GIS will receive an additional $200. This is a special one-time tax-free payment from Santa in Ottawa that will be delivered … [Read more...]

Tax tips for employees who work from home during COVID-19

If you are working from home, you are eligible to deduct home office expenses, if you meet at least one of the following conditions: The home office space is where the employee principally does the work (meaning more than 50% of the time), or … [Read more...]

Not Many Takers of the Commercial Rent Relief Program

Only 16,000 of Canada’s 1.2 million small businesses have applied for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) in the first week. A survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses found that 40% of Canadian small … [Read more...]

Our Top 2020 Post-Tax Season Planning Tips

How did you survive the tax season? Don’t ask your accountant how it went. Instead of being reunited with their families in May for a well-deserved R&R, the tax season was extended until June 1. Looking for additional tax revenues to pay back … [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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