Use Capital Losses

You can use your 2018 capital losses to reduce your current year’s income taxes by applying such losses against your 2018 capital gains. You must, however, be careful of the superficial loss rules preventing you from claiming a capital loss on an identical asset that you reacquired 30 days before or after the sale date.

If capital Read More

By |December 5th, 2018|SmallBiz Builder|

Capital Gains Exemption Deduction

The lifetime capital gains exemption deduction, if you dispose of shares in a qualified small business corporation, is $848,252, or $1,000,000 for a qualified farm property or qualified fishing property. If you have already claimed the $100,000 personal capital gain exemption (ended in 1994) then this reduces the available lifetime capital gains exemption. You must Read More

By |December 4th, 2018|Small Business Tips|

Contribute to your RRSP

The most popular tax tool available to taxpayers is investing in a registered retirement saving plan (RRSP).

Contributions to RRSP’s are tax deductible and the income earned within the plan grows tax deferred until retirement. You can claim a contribution of up to 18% of 2017 earned income to a maximum of $26,230. Earned income is Read More

By |December 3rd, 2018|SmallBiz Builder, Tax Tips|

Tips to Help You Move On After Your Business Failed

Many people let a business failure ruin their life. However, if you choose to learn from your mistakes, you can move on and be even more successful.  It is not easy to move on after a business failure. Here are some tips to help.
Figure out what went wrong.
After you spend time examining your business, you can Read More

By |November 15th, 2018|Small Business Tips|

“Soft” Loans For Your Children

Parents quite often make loans to their adult children to help them purchase a car, a home, or for other reasons. A loan is different from a gift. The parent can charge interest so that the loan will earn some investment income. The loan can be set up for blended payments of principal and interest Read More

By |November 3rd, 2018|Small Business Tips|

Wills and the Executor

Wills and The Executor
A will specifies your instructions as to how your assets will be distributed on your death. In the will, you name an executor to act as your personal representative and to deal with all the tax, investment, administrative, and other duties involved in distributing and overseeing your assets as per your instructions. Some people feel honored Read More

By |November 2nd, 2018|SmallBiz Builder|

Business Loss – Tax Questions

Dear Uncle Bean:

For many, many years, my husband and I owned a small candle store in down town Calgary.  We used a corporation for the business.  Due to the economic downturn, we ended up having to close the shop when the lease ran out.  To be honest, we are happier now without the burden of Read More

By |October 17th, 2018|Uncle Bean Tax Corner|

5 Reasons Why Your Retirement Plan Will Fail

No matter how much you love your work, the fact is that one day, you will retire. Whatever the reason, you will eventually choose to hang up the work gloves and start devoting your hours enjoying the fruits of your labor. However, chances are that your retirement plan won’t actually work out. Here are 5 Read More

By |October 15th, 2018|Tax Tips|

Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE)

On January 1st, 2018, the LCGE increased to $848,252 of capital gains realized by an individual on qualified small business corporation shares. The LCGE has been indexed to inflation for the years following 2014. The new limits apply to any taxpayer who has claimed the LCGE previously.

For dispositions of qualified farm or fishing property, the Read More

By |October 3rd, 2018|SmallBiz Builder|

Offshore Tax Informant Program

To combat unreported foreign income, the Federal Government introduced the concept that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will pay financial rewards to individuals who provide information on major international tax evasion. CRA could pay up to 15% of federal tax collected if the reassessments are in excess of $100,000. Penalties, interest and provincial taxes will be Read More

By |October 3rd, 2018|Tax Tips|