Posts Tagged ‘tax’

What Non-Residents Should Know About Holding Canadian Real Estate: Part 1

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by Real Estate Accountants 2 Comments

In the last few months, we have received calls and emails from Saudi Arabia, Kenya and Australia, to name a few, from investors who hold Canadian real estate, and need help ensuring they stay onside with Canada Revenue Agency. This article, part 1, covers what non-residents (NR) need to know about holding Canadian real estate. […]

New partnership reporting rules

Posted on: February 1st, 2012 by Real Estate Accountants

Legislation and policy are two different things with Canada Revenue Agency. Legislation is the rules, and policies are how they are enforced. One of these enforcement changes has particular interest for real estate investors in partnerships, and may catch many real estate investors and other partnerships off-guard. For partnerships, the CRA has changed an administrative […]

Accounting & tax issues for real estate investors…the video highlights

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by Real Estate Accountants

Andrei Angelkovski, of www.beachinvesting.com, interviewed George on accounting and tax issues for real estate investors for his blog. The interview covered: 1. Should we incorporate or not? 2. What are the top 3 things people think they can expense but cannot? 3. What are 3 tips you would offer real estate investors about accounting and tax? […]

Top 10 tips for prepping your personal tax returns – pt 2

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini

6. Claim CCA or the principal residence exemption Generally, we like to claim the capital cost allowance (CCA)— the tax equivalent to depreciation—on our properties. This decreases our current year taxes even if we will incur “recapture” when we ultimately sell the property. After all, a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow. However, if […]

Top 10 tips for prepping your personal tax returns – pt 1

Posted on: April 11th, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini

1. Get organized. Use a checklist to find all deductions which may be available to you. We have publicly available checklists at www.dubeaccountants.com, including checklists for rental properties, automobile expenses, business activities, home office expenses and, of course, general personal taxes. 2. Maximize interest deductions. Maximizing your interest deductions can take a large bite out of taxes […]

Investment and tax plan: make it…then share it

Posted on: February 6th, 2011 by George E. Dube

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 […]

Tax reporting for sub-contractors

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini

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. […]

Trusts and Related Party Loans

Posted on: January 2nd, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini

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 […]