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  • Home office expenses: comparative between employees and self-employed individuals

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | May 05, 2021   Comments:

    Due to the pandemic, home office expenses have become the hot topic in taxation. Many people were required to work from home, and others started side gigs to make ends meet. Read on to find out what you can claim as home office expenses if you’re an employee or self-employed.

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  • Tax-efficient cash in trying times

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Apr 14, 2021   Comments:

    With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, many have been adversely affected, especially financially. Are there tax-efficient ways to raise cash in these trying times? Read on…

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  • Five little-known medical expenses

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 31, 2021   Comments:

    Your medical expenses for the year are eligible for the medical expense tax credit. Are you missing out on some of them? Read on to find out.

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  • The sharing economy and the pandemic

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 17, 2021   Comments:

    COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way people work. Due to widespread unemployment brought on by the pandemic, many individuals have started working side gigs through sharing economy apps to make ends meet. Let’s look at some of the tax implications.

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  • COVID-19 benefits and your taxes

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 01, 2021   Comments:

    With the pandemic taking hold in 2020, the federal government provided financial help to Canadians who lost their jobs. How do these benefits affect your tax return? Let’s find out.

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  • RRSP 2021

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Feb 16, 2021   Comments:

    COVID-19 or not, RRSP season is here! 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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  • CERB repayment for the self-employed and interest payment relief

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Feb 12, 2021   Comments:

    The Canadian government recently made a significant announcement about relief measures related to CERB payments received by self-employed individuals and interest payable by those having received COVID-related benefits. Read on for details.

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  • Tax update 2020

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Feb 11, 2021   Comments:

    Another tax season is just around the corner. Let’s have a look at some important changes coming to the tax return.

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  • Home office expenses and the pandemic

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Jan 27, 2021   Comments:

    The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way people work. Gone are the office cubicles, now replaced by bedrooms and kitchen tables. What can you claim on your income tax return regarding your home office? Read on…

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  • Tax Readiness Checklist

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Jan 13, 2021   Comments:

    Another year is in the books but unfortunately, 2020 was a particularly challenging one. However, one thing remains constant in our lives: taxes! Let’s get ready for another tax season with the readiness checklist.

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  • Recovery Benefits

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Oct 05, 2020   Comments:

    As the federal government begins to wind down Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)> new programs have been announced to help individuals who are encountering continued financial hardships.

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  • Government support measures for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | May 13, 2020   Comments:

    Government support measures for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • How to spend your tax refund

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | May 13, 2020   Comments:

    The best part of filing your tax return is (hopefully) getting a refund. You’ve earned it! Now, what should you do with the cash? Let’s find out

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  • Falling for a CRA scam, and how to protect yourself

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Apr 29, 2020   Comments:

    You just got a call from a “CRA agent” telling you that you owe money to the government and that you have to pay off the debt quickly or there will be legal consequences. Can this be legitimate? How can you avoid falling for a scam?

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  • Support measures for students during the COVID-19 pandemic

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Apr 24, 2020   Comments:

    The federal government recently announced measures to support students financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are they? Let’s find out.

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  • Your investments, taxes and the pandemic - How to keep your cool during trying times

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Apr 15, 2020   Comments:

    This article’s intent is not to offer investment advice. You should always consult a certified financial advisor before making any decisions. The statistics presented above should give you “food for thought” before making rash decisions about your portfolio.

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  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Apr 06, 2020   Comments:

    The federal government recently introduced a wage subsidy to help businesses keep their staff working during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is it, and how does it work? Let’s find out.

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  • Are your marijuana stocks growing like weeds? Make sure your profits don’t go up in smoke

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 31, 2020   Comments:

    With the legalization of marijuana in Canada, a whole new sector and a new set of companies are available to invest in. The potential gains are limitless. The potential gains are limitless. However, they also come with a lot of risk. Read on to find out how you can minimize the downsides.

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  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 27, 2020   Comments:

    The federal government has announced a new measure to help workers who have been directly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). What is it, and how does it affect you?

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  • Economic Response Plan and changes to the tax return filing deadline due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 20, 2020   Comments:

    The federal and Quebec governments have announced changes relating to the tax filing deadline as well as other measures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read on for details.

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