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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – What does it mean to you?

Here are the highlights of the Wage Subsidy as released by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on April 1, 2020. No draft legislation has been released yet, but you can expect that the details of the program will be refined. Here is the … [Read more...]

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The government just released its Economic Response Plan. Here are the changes that you should be aware of. Tax deferral-business: Businesses are able to defer payment of income tax until September 1, 2020. This deferral applies to tax balances and … [Read more...]

Your investments and the coronavirus

Investors are already facing the devastating impact of the coronavirus. The stock market went into free fall in early March, eradicating many years of investment gains. Looking at the ruins of a prosperous investment portfolio, investors are … [Read more...]

Payments for Non-residents Medical Expenses

You will be pleased to know that any medical payments you make for the child or grandchild who does not reside in Canada may still qualify for the medical expenses tax credit. In a Technical Interpretation, CRA confirmed that, to claim a medical … [Read more...]

How the corporate tax deferral can secure early retirement

If your corporation’s income is taxed at a low tax rate of say 11 per cent, it means $89 out of every $100 of practice income is retained in the corporation. The tax deferral benefit will have a huge impact on your retirement savings. Suppose … [Read more...]

Stock market plunge creates tax planning opportunities

While you wait for your investment portfolio to fully recover from the recent drop in the market, here are some tax planning ideas to consider. Tim Cestnick, well known for his columns in the Globe and Mail, makes these suggestions. Sell the … [Read more...]

RRSP fees: from inside the RRSP or outside?

In a recent tax and estate planning report CIBC examined the question as to how best management fees for RRSPs should be paid. Should the fees come from inside the RRSP or be paid using outside funds? Intuitively, you might think that you would … [Read more...]

Doctors stunned by large GST bills

CRA is reassessing health care professionals for amounts paid for services that do not qualify as exempt medical services. The amounts assessed including interest and penalties can well be over $100,000. Reassessments relating to cost sharing … [Read more...]

Rules around reassessment by the CRA

Once you receive the notice of assessment for your tax return, the CRA can reassess you up to three years from date of the original notice. There are some exceptions to the three-year rule you should be aware of. If you have made a … [Read more...]

What should your investment mix be when you retire?

The key principle of investing is determining the composition of your portfolio based on your risk preference. The life-cycle investing theory dictates your asset allocation should shift as you age from more to less risky investments. The theory is … [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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