Another Scam – E-transfer from CRA

Got an email from a client today asking if this was a legitimate email from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).  It is not, and you should not click on the link (I removed it.).  CRA does not give refunds through interact e-transfer.  Refunds are only provided by cheque or direct deposit.   CANADA REVENUE AGENCY has … Read more

Computer trouble at Canada Revenue Agency

Online access and efiling capabilities have been temporary suspended at Canada Revenue Agency due to internet security concerns.  For updates check the CRA home page at Here is the current status direct from the CRA home page: Statement from the Canada Revenue Agency The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) places first priority on ensuring the … Read more

Tuesday Tax Tips – Week 2 – Family Caregiver Amount

The second in a series of weekly blog posts till the end of April with some tax items you may not be aware of. If you are supporting a dependent who is physically or mentally challenged, you may be eligible to claim the Caregiver amount. From the Canada Revenue Agency(CRA) website:  The family caregiver amount (FCA) helps Canadians … Read more

Tuesday Tax tips – First-time donor’s super credit

The first in a series of weekly blog posts till the end of April with some tax items you may not be aware of. This week the new First-time donor’s super credit (FDSC): This is a temporary tax credit for new charitable donor’s who have never claimed a charitable donation or who have not claimed a … Read more

Don’t miss these upcoming deadlines!!

For individuals, March 3, 2014 is the deadline for contributing to an RRSP for the 2013 tax year.  You can find out how much contribution room you have by: – checking your 2012 T1 Personal Return Notice of Assessment -accessing My Account on the CRA website – or by calling TIPS (Tax Information Phone … Read more

Minimum Wage increases June 1, 2014 in Ontario!

Minimum wage is going up on June 1, 2014.  The new rates that must be paid to an employee are as follows:              General minimum wage –            $ 11.00 per hour (currently $10.25)             Student minimum wage –            $ 10.30 per hour -under 18 (currently $9.60)             Liquor servers minimum –           $ 9.55 per … Read more

Happy New Year!

Wishing a very Happy New Year to my clients, colleagues and friends! Hoping that 2014 is a prosperous, exciting year. I have a big adventure to Kenya planned for 2014, will give you more details as they are available.  We are just in the planning stage. Louise

Mileage Rates for 2014

Mileage Rates for 2014 There are no changes to the mileage rates for 2014.  Rates in existence for 2013 remain. Check out the Government of Canada Press Release for full details.