An Update to Your Old Age Security (OAS)

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In July 2021, Employment and Social Development Canada announced that seniors who are eligible for Old Age Security (OAS) as of June 2021 and who were born on or before June 30, 1947 would receive a one-time payment of $500 during the week of August 16, 2021. The same announcement also shared that OAS payments […]

Understand and Track Your Personal Net Worth

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If you’d like a complete view of your personal financial situation, you’re considering a major financial or life decision, or you want help setting and tracking personal financial goals, you’ll benefit from ONSight Advisory’s Understand and Track Your Personal Net Worth service. Having an understanding of your personal financial value is key when planning for […]

Support for Albertans – COVID-19

The Alberta government will provide immediate financial relief to Alberta’s families and vulnerable populations. Albertans should be focused on their health and not worry about whether they can pay their bills so we have put a number of options in place for those struggling financially. Emergency isolation support This will be a temporary program for […]

Tax News and Changes – COVID-19

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The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance announced on March 18th an economic relief package to begin addressing the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the economic relief package includes tax relief for individuals and businesses. Filing Deadline Extensions The deadline for filing personal income tax returns will be extended to June 1, […]

Resources for Canadian Businesses – COVID-19

Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 is affecting them, their employees and their families. The Government and public health officials are urging all Canadians to: stay home unless it is absolutely essential […]

To our valued clients and business partners – a KWB announcement

KWB Chartered Professional Accountants has a proactive plan for continued operation in this new environment.  You and our team are our first priority.  We want to inform you of what changes we have made, so we can continue to complete the work you need us to do, while protecting both you and the members of […]

Principal Residence Exemption

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If you have sold your home and it is your principal residence then you should be able to use the principal residence exemption to reduce or eliminate any capital gain for income tax purposes on the sale of the property. CRA states that a principal residence can be a house, cottage, condominium, apartment, trailer, mobile […]

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

Here are some things you should know about a Registered Education Savings Plan: There are two sources of money in your Registered Education Savings Plan – the funds you contributed and the income your investments earned. The income portion includes government grants, dividends, interest and capital gains. When you withdraw the income portion, called Educational […]

Spousal Loan – Tax Savings Opportunity

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If you are in a much higher income tax bracket then your spouse and have investments outside of an RRSP or TFSA then a spousal loan could reduce your taxes. Money that is earned directly by you through employment or investing is considered yours and can’t just be given to your spouse to invest.  That […]

Applying for a trust account number or asking for a clearance certificate

Asking for a clearance certificate A clearance certificate certifies that all amounts for which a deceased taxpayer is liable to Canada Revenue Agency for have been paid.  If a clearance certificate is not obtained upon a taxpayer’s death, as the legal representative, you can be liable for any amount the deceased owes.  A clearance certificate […]