We're moving!

Posted on: March 21st, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

We’re excited to announce that Dube & Associates will be moving…just down the road.  The heritage building is still on Queen Street in Kitchener and will give us about two and half times the space of our existing office. And, we have been told on good authority we even have a ghost or two. We […]

Investing in the US: Who should own your property?

Posted on: February 15th, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

George Dube and Peter Cuttini discuss the different ownership options when investing in the U.S. to maximize tax savings and asset protection Due to the severe recession that has gripped the United States economy and the subsequent reduction in housing values; a number of Canadians are now investing in U.S. real estate as second homes or investment […]

2010 Tax Checklists

Posted on: February 7th, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini 1 Comment
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To help you identify all of the possible tax deductions as you are preparing your records for your 2010 tax returns, you can use our 2010 tax checklists. 2010-tax-checklists-11-03.zip (Download all) Checklist – 2010 Home office work space in the home Checklist – 2010 Employment Expenses Checklist – 2010 Business or Professional Activities Checklist – […]

Investment and tax plan: make it…then share it

Posted on: February 6th, 2011 by George E. Dube No Comments

Early in the year, we frequently receive questions about the tax implications of investing, including “How much should I invest in RRSPs?” Unfortunately, many of these decisions are rushed, focused on immediate tax savings but devoid of an overall investment and tax plan. This ultimately costs people unnecessary time and money. We encourage people to […]

Canadians investing in US real estate

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by Peter Cuttini No Comments

The Canadian Real Estate Investors Club (CREIC) recently invited George and I (Peter) to discuss tax implications and business structuring options for Canadian real estate investors who are buying properties in the United States. We helped dispel many of the myths about investing in the US, including the unfortunate use of LLCs (limited liability companies) by Canadian investors. While […]

Tax reporting for sub-contractors

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

Tax reporting for sub-contractors, particularly in the construction and real estate industries, is expected to come under greater scrutiny this year by Canada Revenue Agency. The government is trying to cut down on the underground “cash” business, or employees who are claiming to be businesses to claim tax deductions they wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for. […]

Upcoming events….hope to see you there

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

Be sure to mark your calenders! We will be making a few appearances in the next upcoming months. George will be a panelist on the Real Estate Panel at the Investment show on February 6th at noon. The show runs from February 5th to 6th. We will be speaking at the Canadian Real Estate Investor’s […]

Tax Calendar Reminders

Posted on: January 20th, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

As 2010 year is coming to an end, we wish to provide you with a brief reminder of some deadlines that will be coming up in the next few months. Please be careful though as there are some exceptions to the general rules we have provided below. January 31, 2011 Due Date for filing and […]

Trusts and Related Party Loans

Posted on: January 2nd, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

Trusts For our clients who have a trust, this is a reminder that the trust filing deadline is March 31, 2011.  Please forward us the accounting documentation for completing the trust’s financial statements and tax return by the end of January. As well, it is absolutely critical that if the trust has any loans to […]

Merry Christmas From Us to You

Posted on: December 23rd, 2010 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

If you haven’t noticed yet, Christmas is definitely upon us. From the twinkling lights, to the frosty air and last but not least, the hustle and bustle of procrastinating hurried shoppers (myself included, guilty as charged). It’s definitely here. Around the office here at Dube & Associates, we too, have been busy. Our tree is […]