Media Articles

Financial Post
Opinion: It’s time to end annual tax filing

Much simpler tax systems are currently used all over the world. Canada could easily adopt a new model

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Financial Post
Neal Winokur: Time to end the tax on tax

For example, GST/HST should be charged on the price of the actual gas, not the additional one-third the government charges us as fuel taxes

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

Opinion: Accountants are the ones on the ground with direct firsthand knowledge of the problems people are facing. We have good ideas and are eager to help

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

Opinion: Creating new government bureaucracies, complicated application processes and convoluted loan programs will mainly cause stress and frustration

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myownadvisor.ca
Interview with Mark Seed, My Own Advisor

The Grumpy Accountant – Book Review and Giveaway

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Your Ever Growing Income
A little pain now or a lotta pain later?

I couldn’t find a definition of the phrase “A little pain now or a lotta pain later”, but it might also apply to “Do it right the first time”.

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myownadvisor.ca
Salary or dividends from a corporation

If you thought navigating the maze of investing was challenging enough, from a personal perspective, consider how some business owners may feel.

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Canadian Tax Payers Federation
Report On Wealth Taxes

Why a wealth tax will hurt Canadians

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Financial Post
Neal Winokur: The morality of Ottawa’s towering debt: What would Tommy Douglas do?

The father of universal healthcare in Canada believed with debt gone, money spent on interest could go to social services

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Canadian Budget Binder
Tax Changes for 2020 Filing You Must Know

Income Tax Return Filing For 2020 – Be Ready For Change
Warning: May Cause Grumpiness!

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Modern FImily
The Grumpy Accountant Giveaway Post

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epilogue
Coffee With An Estate Lawyer: Death & Taxes

Neal Wikour is the author of The Grumpy Accountant. What makes him so grumpy? Arin finds out in our latest episode of Coffee With An Estate Lawyer.

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Canadian Budget Binder
Self-Employed Guide For Business Owners In Canada

Self-Employed – Welcome to Hell!

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My Own Advisor
Tax tips every Canadian should know

Welcome to tax season folks! This season is not nearly as exciting as any normal NHL playoff season but it’s a season nonetheless!

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Financial Post
Opinion: In a democracy, the government shouldn’t fund the media

Scrap this Ministry of Truth-type $600-million bailout and eliminate any perception of a conflict of interest in our media’s reporting of the government

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Build Wealth Canada
Neal Winokur: The morality of Ottawa’s towering debt: What would Tommy Douglas do?

Whether you’ve already done your taxes for the year or not, I wanted to dedicate this episode to the tax optimizations that you can do to save tax not only this year, but for future years as well.

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Podcasts

Tax Efficient Wealth
The Grumpy Accountant Discusses Canada’s Senselessly Complicated Tax System & How to Fix It – YouTube

In this chat, I sit with Neal Winokur, the Author of the book, The Grumpy Accountant, to discuss Canada’s complicated tax system.According to Neal, the Canad…

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True North
The Andrew Lawton Show: “Grumpy Accountant” wants to make taxes simpler

At every stage in life, government finds a way to tax you, often in a complicated and convoluted way, which is why Canadians spend $7 billion each year just to file their personal income taxes. Accountant Neal Winokur wants to reform the tax system to such an extent that his job isn’t necessary. He joined True North’s Andrew Lawton to chat about his book The Grumpy Accountant, a playful and insightful read exposing the absurdities and contradictions of Canada’s tax system.

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The MapleMoney Show
Making the Income Tax System Work for You

Did you receive an income tax refund this year? If so, it means that you gave the government extra money during the year…

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Canadian MoneySaver
Why Is The Tax System So Complicated?

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Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#32 INTERVIEW – Neal Winokur – the Grumpy Accountant

We interview Neal Winokur who wrote the book entitled The Grumpy Accountant – One Fed-Up Tax Pro’s Practical Plan to Fix Canada’s Senselessly Complicated Tax System. Yes, the book is packed with tax information, but it’s also uproariously funny.

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Alain Guillot
183 Neal Winokur, The Grumpy Accountant

Have you ever been frustrated with the tax system? If the government already has all the information about you, and they have fancy computers, why do regular individuals have to file an income tax every year?

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Burn Your Mortgage Podcast
Everything You Wanted to Know About Tax and Real Estate with Neal Winokur

In my interview with Neal, we discuss the tax breaks first-time homebuyers receive, how the RRSP Home Buyers’ Plan works and the tax implications of renting out your home.

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Rock Star Inner Circle

Canada’s Senselessly Complicated Tax System & How to Fix It

Not many people have the passion for our tax system that Neal Winokur does. In fact, he has so much passion for what’s wrong with it and how to fix it that he wrote a whole book on it! He’s the author of, The Grumpy Accountant: One Fed-Up Tax Pro’s Practical Plan to Fix Canada’s Senselessly Complicated Tax System. Together with Jesse Berger, he joins us on The Your Life! Your Terms! Show to discuss what we can do to fix our old system. Who knew talking taxes would be so fun.

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Navigating the Convoluted Canadian Tax System

How to Avoid Penalties and Keep Your Small Business Protected from the CRA

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The Wealth Navigator Podcast
Simplifying Canada’s Tax Code

Neal begins by sharing just what it is about the tax code that bothers him so much, the changes he would like to see, and his thoughts regarding the implementation of a flat tax on spending. He also offers his ideas for simplifying tax returns for business owners, identifies the reasons why Canada has not moved to a GST or VAT approach along with his response to these reasons, and details a few of the many money saving ideas that can be found in his book. Neal also explains how he saves, invests, and protects his money, explores Richard’s perspective on these strategies with him, and relates the story of the low point in his career and how he climbed out of it. As the episode draws to a close, Neal offers advice for today’s accounting students, shares his ideal vision for himself in 5 years, and provides his thought provoking definition of financial independence.

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Debt Free in 30
Could Canada Have A Simpler Tax System? With Neal Winokur

Neal shares his radical vision for an easier income tax system and what it would look like for everyday Canadians. He and Doug Hoyes also discuss whether the government could consider other sources of revenue instead of income taxes and the impact on Canadian politics.

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The Liberty Experts
Canada’s Insane Tax System

Today I talk with Neal Winokur author of “The Grumpy Accountant: One Fed-Up Tax Pro’s Practical Plan to Fix Canada’s Senselessly Complicated Tax System.”.

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Canada's Podcast
Neal Winokur “The Grumpy Accountant” Talks CRA and Business Taxes with Entrepreneurs

Neal Winokur sound off about the CRA and its approach to small business entrepreneurs in Canada.

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Canadian Taxpayers Federation
INTERVIEW – Neal Winokur – the Grumpy Accountant

We interview Neal Winokur who wrote the book entitled The Grumpy Accountant – One Fed-Up Tax Pro’s Practical Plan to Fix Canada’s Senselessly Complicated Tax System.

Yes, the book is packed with tax information, but it’s also uproariously funny.

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