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Massive changes to EI, CERB ending, 3 new benefits coming

Massive changes to EI, CERB ending, 3 new benef...

CERB will be ending on September 26thThen, starting September 27th for a period of one year, EI will be enhanced and changed as follows:Those who are eligible for EI will need to have worked 120 hours in the 52 weeks prior to applyingThose eligible will...

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The rich pay more than their fair share in Canada – stop importing American narratives

The rich pay more than their fair share in Cana...

As a Canadian tax accountant, I experience my share of frustrating and eye-opening stories as a result of our country’s onerous tax system. One story I will never forget is when one of my favourite clients left me forever. Why did he leave me? The answer may shock...

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It’s time to end annual tax filing

It’s time to end annual tax filing

Why does everyone in Canada have to file a tax return each year? Why is the calculation of federal tax nine pages long? Why does the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) need to send letters in pulse-quickening brown envelopes demanding documentation for amounts claimed in our...

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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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