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Can you “write-off” your mortgage interest for tax purposes?

Date: 08/16/17

Category: Tax and Estate Planning

In Canada (unlike in the USA) mortgage interest is not tax deductible. Or is it? With some careful planning, you actually can turn your mortgage interest into a tax-deductible expense... Continue Reading

RRSP/TFSA Management Fees: Possible Tax Implications?

Date: 07/21/17

Category: Tax and Estate Planning, Investing

On November 29, 2016 the CRA released a Technical Interpretation (TI) regarding investment management fees incurred by an RRSP, RRIF or TFSA.

The TI addressed the situation where investment management fees were paid by the annuitant (account holder) personally and NOT via the registered plan... Continue Reading

3 Tax Tips for Real Estate Investors

Date: 02/01/2017

Category: Tax and Estate Planning

Real estate, particularly in Toronto and Vancouver has been very good to investors as of late. Like any boom in any asset class, when you see an extended bull market you tend to see investors pile in. Real estate is no exception. Investing in real estate can be complex and time consuming but the long-term returns can be very rewarding... Continue Reading

3 Basic tax tips for physicians and dentists

Date: 01/17/2017

Category: Tax and Estate Planning

Physicians and dentists are some of Canada’s highest income earning professionals. As such they are also subject to some of the most punishing tax rates in the country. Each individual doctor has their own unique situation and requires their own personalized tax and investment plan... Continue Reading

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