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Understanding Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) in Canada

Understanding Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) in Canada

Dive into the details of Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)! This guide covers how RESPs work, eligibility criteria, benefits, and government grants such as the Canada Education Savings Grant. Learn how to open an RESP and safeguard your child’s educational future.

How will rising interest rates impact Canadians?

How will rising interest rates impact Canadians?

You’ve likely heard much about interest rates, especially house prices and mortgages. Rising interest rates will impact everyone, whether they are borrowers or savers.
Read our article on how to prepare.

Why Life Insurance Should Be Part Of Your Estate Planning

Why Life Insurance Should Be Part Of Your Estate Planning

By working hard and carefully managing your money, you’ve set yourself up to be able to relax and enjoy yourself during your retirement years. You also need to think beyond your retirement years about what you want to do with your assets during estate planning.

In addition, you need to consider your estate planning’s tax implications and how life insurance can help reduce the tax burden your heirs will face.

We’ll tell you about:
• What kind of assets you can include in your estate.
• How life insurance can be used to cover tax liabilities.
• Other reasons you may want to have life insurance as part of your estate planning.

Why A Buy-Sell Agreement Is Vital For Your Business

Why A Buy-Sell Agreement Is Vital For Your Business

A buy-sell agreement is a legally binding document that sets out what must happen to a business if one or more of the owners is no longer involved. It is crucial for businesses as it protects both shareholders and the business itself in the event of a partner’s departure. A buy-sell agreement provides many benefits, including maintaining business continuity, minimizing disputes between remaining co-owners and the family of the departing owner, decreasing stress and uncertainty for all business owners, and protecting business assets and liquidity with a solid financial and tax plan.

First Home Savings Account (FHSA): What You Need to Know

First Home Savings Account (FHSA): What You Need to Know

Are you looking to buy your first home in Canada? The First Home Savings Account (FHSA) could help make it happen. This savings plan allows first-time home buyers to save up to $40,000 tax-free, with contributions being tax-deductible. In this article and infographic, we cover everything you need to know about FHSA, including eligibility requirements, contributions and deductions, qualifying investments, withdrawals, and transfers.

Tax Tips You Need To Know Before Filing Your 2022 Taxes

Tax Tips You Need To Know Before Filing Your 2022 Taxes

It’ll be time to file your 2022 taxes soon, and you must take advantage of every tax credit and deduction you can! Our article covers the following:

• Canada Workers Benefit.
• Claiming home office expenses.
• The tax deduction for zero-emissions vehicles.
• Return Of Fuel Charge Proceeds To Farmers Tax Credit.
• Eligible Educator School Supply Tax Credit.

When and Why You Should Conduct an Insurance Audit

When and Why You Should Conduct an Insurance Audit

As our lives grow and change with variable circumstances, new additions, and job transitions, our needs for insurance will also evolve. Additionally, economic fluctuations and external circumstances that influence your insurance policy will need frequent re-evaluation to ensure that you are making the most appropriate and financially favorable decisions. Talk to us we can help.

Federal Budget 2023 Highlights

Federal Budget 2023 Highlights

On March 28, 2023, the Federal Government released their 2032 budget. This article highlights the following financial measures:

• New transfer options associated with Bill C-208 for intergenerational transfer.
• New rules for employee ownership trusts.
• Changes to how the Alternative Minimum Tax is calculated.
• Improvements to Registered Education Savings Plans.
• Expanding access to Registered Disability Savings Plans.
• Grocery rebate.
• Deduction for tradespeople tool expenses.
• Automatic tax filing.
• New Canadian Dental Care Plan.