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

  • Bloggers and influencers

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 19, 2019   Comments:

    So, you’ve jumped into the world of social media and have found a way to make money doing it. Whether it’s through the creation of a blog or a podcast, or by being an influencer on social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, the income earned from these sources is taxable on your tax return. But how should you report this income? Read on.

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  • It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Tax Year

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Jan 22, 2019   Comments:

    It’s that time of year again! No, not the holiday season in late December but the equivalent for taxes: RRSP season! Let’s have a look at the basics of this wonderful tax “holiday.”

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  • From Uber to Airbnb: Navigating Taxes in the Sharing Economy

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Feb 12, 2018   Comments:

    Thanks to the advent of ride-sharing and home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft, the way many Canadians earn their income has rapidly evolved. With so many new income streams for Canadians, when it comes to your taxes, do the same rules apply?

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  • Where Do My Tax Dollars Even Go?

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Jan 03, 2018   Comments:

    We all have a part to play in contributing to the growth and advancement of our country, and that’s why taxes are so important. But the truth is, most Canadians are in the dark about where exactly their tax dollars go. That’s why we’ve prepped a handy breakdown of all the important things your tax money helps to fund. In this season of giving, let’s find what you’ve been giving to all year.

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  • It’s Time For A Personal Finance Checkup

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 30, 2017   Comments:

    There is no need to be bedridden this tax season; late March is a great time to take a look at your finances, spending habits, and potential savings. Looking at an entire year will offer you excellent perspective, and will help keep you on track (or get you on track) for the rest of 2017.

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  • Fast-Track Your Student Debt By Focusing on the Facts

    by UFile Team Équipe ImpôtExpert | Mar 20, 2017   Comments:

    In 2014, Canadian post-secondary institutions saw graduation numbers climb to 515,865. Even more impressive were enrolment numbers, with 2,054,943 students signing up for the 2014/2015 school year.

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  • The Nuts & Bolts of Modern Family Filing

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Mar 01, 2017   Comments:

    It’s 2017, and families are more diverse than ever. The image of what a makes a“normal” family no longer looks like the traditional “husband-wife-son-and-daughter” unit.

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  • Gigonomics 101: Become A Profitable Freelancer

    by Gerry Vittoratos | Dec 06, 2016   Comments:

    Canada’s gig economy is growing, and at a rapid pace. Starting and running a small business is a major undertaking, especially if you’re self-employed. While securing and retaining clients will always be top priority, keeping your financial house in order does not exactly come second, either.

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