4 Tax-Planning Tips to Take Advantage of by Dec 31

4 Tax-Planning Tips to Take Advantage of by Dec 31Tax planning may be the last thing on Canadians’ minds as they get ready for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. But now is the time to take advantage of credits and benefits available to you until Dec. 31, says Jamie Golombek, managing director of tax and estate planning at CIBC Private Wealth Management. Otherwise, you may be leaving money on the table that you won’t be able…

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Canadians Missing Chance for Cash with Medical Tax Credit

Canadians Missing Chance for Cash with Medical Tax CreditOne of the least-used tax credits is also one of the murkiest. But by not claiming certain health-care costs via the Medical Expense Tax Credit, Canadians could be losing big dollars. “The opportunity to save money is not used…because you’ve got to keep some records and have some efficient way to calculate the deduction,” says John Crawford, chartered accountant and chief financial officer of health insurer Pacific Blue Cross. “There’s…

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Are you PHSP-ing?

Are you PHSP-ing?Fiona Law looked at a raft of traditional group insurance plans while looking to provide health and dental benefits for her staff at Calgary-based CompuTouch. Her business, which uses technology to support interactive meetings and conferences, has just three full-time employees. So she wanted something that was easy to set up and understand, a plan that would cover a wide range of medical expenses and offered the firm certainty of…

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