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Neal Winokur: Time to end the tax on tax

Neal Winokur: Time to end the tax on tax

Like most Canadians, I don’t enjoy paying my bills every month. But what particularly frustrates me is the tax on tax we pay in some of our bills. Every month when I pay my utility bill, I become filled with rage and madness. Like most accountants, one hopes, I...

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Memo to Morneau: Call in the accountants to fix the flaws in emergency programs

Memo to Morneau: Call in the accountants to fix...

Since that fateful day, March 13, when the federal government announced that “no one should have to be concerned about job security and financial hardship should they require self-isolation,” I have been awestruck by the federal government’s “Design programs...

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A grumpy accountant gives the government an ‘F’ on its coronavirus fiscal plan

A grumpy accountant gives the government an ...

Forgive me for being skeptical but I am predicting the $82-billion fiscal plan Ottawa announced this week will turn into a bureaucratic nightmare for individuals, families, accountants, small businesses and employees at the CRA. The government is patting itself on the...

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Every Major Political Party is Getting It Wrong on Taxes

Every Major Political Party is Getting It Wrong...

Election season has arrived and with it, ridiculous new tax policies being proposed. Every major political party is guilty of this.  Let’s jump right in to this mess and begin with the Liberals since they are currently in power. The Liberal government established...

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How The Income Tax Is Hurting Lower and Middle Income People the Most

How The Income Tax Is Hurting Lower and Middle ...

Since April 1, 2019, all people have been talking about is the new federal carbon tax in Canada. Why did the federal government choose April 1st out of all possible days for the federal carbon tax to begin? Perhaps as an April fools joke? Or was it to distract...

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Federal Budget 2019 Adds New Ridiculous Insane Tax Credits, Makes Tax System Even Worse

Federal Budget 2019 Adds New Ridiculous Insane ...

Many of my family, friends and clients have been asking me to share my thoughts on the budget released today. I was hesitant to write this article because what I am about to share with you is very sad and troubling. But the truth must be told and Canadians need to...

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An open letter to the people of Canada regarding your silly tax refunds!

An open letter to the people of Canada regardin...

Dear Fellow Canadians, The Prime Minister never responded to my January 15, 2019 letter which can be found here. In light of the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal, I can understand why the Prime Minister was preoccupied. However, I did receive a reply from someone from...

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An Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, Finance Minister Morneau and Minister of Revenue Lebouthillier from a Frustrated Accountant!

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, Finan...

I am a fairly young Chartered Professional Accountant working in the Greater Toronto Area. I look young but have started to notice some grey hair due to the practicing of my profession. I file tax returns for individual Canadians. My clients are regular people, low...

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