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February Tax News: Income splitting, car expense limits–and more

INCOME SPLITTING AND ATTRIBUTION RULES The Canadian income tax system employs a graduated tax rate system, which means that the higher your taxable income, the higher tax rate or tax bracket that applies to the income. As such, if you are in a high tax bracket and a family member is in a low tax […]

Updated–The great entrepreneurial debate: whether to buy or lease a company vehicle

As Chartered Professional Accountants, the most common two questions we’re asked by clients is whether they should buy or lease a car, and whether they should buy personally or under their company name. Inevitably our answer has been, “It all depends.”  How long do you plan to hold on to the car?  Do you have […]

Why business owners should think twice before shredding old tax records

There are a few questions that chartered accountants get asked all the time. They include (but are in no way limited to): What’s the key to growing a successful business? What’s the most tax-efficient way to draw profits from a corporation? Should I lease or buy my company car? What’s the minimum amount of time […]

A KRP Case Study: Section 160 of the Income Tax Act and why proper documentation matters

Many aspects of the Income Tax Act are difficult for taxpayers to understand and navigate, but Section 160 is perhaps one of the most obscure. In fact, most taxpayers are not aware that this section exists, let alone do they understand its full implications. That’s because Section 160  gives the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) broad […]