The Tax Blog for Smart Canadians

Tips and tricks for Canadian tax filers at every stage of life from UFile's tax expert Gerry Vittoratos



  • Get Year-End Ready – Tax Tips and Tricks Before 2018 Hits

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Dec 14, 2017   Comments:

    As tax season quickly approaches and 2017 comes to a close, you may be looking for ways to optimize your return. Fortunately, there’s still time to look at small changes that could have a big impact, and our UFile tax experts have compiled a list of tips geared at helping you get ready for year-end.

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  • Filing Taxes for the First Time as a Canadian Resident? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Nov 27, 2017   Comments:

    Canada is on track to welcome as many as 320,000 newcomers to the country in 2017, which means there will be many first time tax filers learning how to navigate the Canada tax system. If this is your first year in Canada, we've got you covered!

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  • Going Green: Save the Planet While Saving Cash

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Apr 13, 2017   Comments:

    When it comes to making eco-friendly choices, Canadians have made significant strides. More Canadians use LED light bulbs, e-billing, and water-efficient systems than ever, indicating that Canadians care about the Earth.

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  • Smooth Sailing: Budgeting For Economy Highs and Lows

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Feb 14, 2017   Comments:

    Between energy sector lows, tightened mortgage rules, and the potential for new border taxes, sometimes it feels like Canadians just can’t catch a break.

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  • RRSP season is upon us

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Feb 01, 2017   Comments:

    RRSP season is upon us! Time to go through the couch covers and scrounge up the last of our savings to make that all-important contribution. Let’s look at some fundamental concepts of RRSPs.

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  • Five Important Updates To Know Before You File Your 2016 Tax Return

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Jan 25, 2017   Comments:

    The start of a new year for most Canadians signals a feeling of optimism, a time of reflection, and a renewed sense of setting goals.

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  • Why Tax-Smart Kids Become Happier Adults

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Jan 10, 2017   Comments:

    As Bill Murray famously noted, the best way to teach kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.

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  • Making The Most of Tax Deductions (Regardless of Income)

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Oct 18, 2016   Comments:

    The arrival of fall is a great time to start thinking about, and making plans to prepare your personal income tax return.

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  • Welcome to 2016!

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Jan 13, 2016   Comments:

    As a new year begins and tax season approaches we would like to offer a couple of tax-saving resolutions to add to your list.

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  • Tax changes for 2014

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Feb 12, 2015   Comments:

    No matter what kind of taxpayer you are, 2014 is a tax year full of changes that will affect your tax return. Before starting your tax return, take a moment to acquaint yourself with the many changes to the Federal return and with those that apply to your own province.

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  • Go "e" and stay warm

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Jan 15, 2015   Comments:

    I don’t like getting bills in the mail. I don’t have home delivery from Canada Post and it is currently -15 C in my neighborhood. That’s why I have arranged for all or most of my business correspondence addressed to arrive by email or online.

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