Jean Dubois, CPA, CMA
Jean joined KWB as a manager in July 2012. She has many years experience working with small and medium sized business as well as personal income tax. Before joining KWB, Jean spent over twenty years at a national firm where she earned her CMA designation.
Jean has two teenage children who keep her busy outside of work. When she is not chauffeuring or volunteering with hockey or dance activities, Jean enjoys bowling, bingo and spending time with friends and family.
Other Posts by Jean
Gluten Free Food
If you have celiac disease you are able to claim the incremental costs of the gluten free food as a medical expense. In order to claim the expense you need to track the gluten free food during the year and keep the receipts to show that the expenses were incurred. An app called celitax.ca has […]
To make sure you are claiming all the tax deductions that you should be, read about the 7 most commonly overlooked tax deductions.
Northern Residents Deduction
Depending on the location of your permanent home, you may qualify for the Northern Residents Deduction on your personal income tax return. The steps to determine if you qualify for the NRD are as follows: Step 1 – Your permanent resident location There are two levels of locations that qualify for the Northern Residents Deduction: […]
Leasehold Improvements To Your Home Office
Have you made some renovations or leasehold improvements to your home office? You should be claiming any “repairs” in the year that they occur, but you have some options when it comes to claiming the amortization from leasehold improvements to your home office. However be aware that this option may mean losing your homes principle […]
Disability Tax Credit
You may qualify for the disability tax credit and not even realize it. If so, you could collect as much as $2,500 a year in tax savings!!! You do not need to be in a wheelchair to be eligible for the disability tax credit. If someone isn’t able to walk the length of a football field unassisted […]
You may not be aware that you or your business are required to remit quarterly or monthly tax instalments to CRA. And it is likely that if the instalments are not made, you will be charged interest and penalties Goods and services tax instalments You are required to pay GST instalments if your net tax (GST […]
Family Caregiver Tax Credit
For 2014, if you have a dependent that you claim under one of the following: Spousal amount (line 303) Equivalent to spouse amount (line 305) The child amount (line 367) The caregiver amount (line 315) The infirm dependant (line 306) And that person is defined as infirmed with an impairment in physical or mental functions […]
Avoid Tax on Investment Income
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to save more money, then the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) may be a good option for you to use. Learn more about the TFSA rules and limits.