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I deal with fear. I also deal with evasion, forgetfulness, procrastination, and a whole host of other human behaviours. But it's the fear that often gets people calling us – and which my biz partner David Harris and I at Tax Mechanic try to address...

As a leading tax consultant in Canada, I deal with the tax gap in some way every single day. And if you’re on our website looking for help, it could mean you’re floundering right in that opening. So just what is the tax gap? It’s the...

With the federal elections quickly approaching, every Canadian politician is making sure to give their two cents on the recently instituted carbon tax. One of 2019’s biggest hot topics is the environment, and in particular, how we are going to preserve it. The Liberal’s plan:...

You have a tax problem, and it’s time to deal with it. What do you do?   You hire a professional.   Taxes are like criminal cases in the sense that they’re not the kind of problems you want a homemade solution for- you hire a lawyer to handle...

Does this describe you? :   You haven’t filed for a few years, life just got in the way. But the more time passes, the more daunting the idea of getting all the taxes filed seems. So you keep not filing. And with all the information online...

Tax season. Accountants are stressed, tax lawyers can be heard in the distance whispering about bankruptcy, and everyone else is barely aware tax season is happening in the first place. But one thing people never forget is their refund check, especially when you’re expecting a sizeable...

I’ve been doing taxes and specializing in late taxes for over 30 years. When I talk to people about it, I get the same question every time:   “Wow! That’s crazy, how could someone not file their taxes for 10 years? What kind of person would do...

AI and the CRA The Justice Department has quietly launched an artificial intelligence experiment as the Trudeau government prepares to use such sophisticated software to help make decisions in cases involving immigration, pension benefits and taxes. The 18-month pilot project, which involves the Canada Revenue Agency, was...

In its continued campaign to monitor what it called “compliance risks” in Canada’s hottest housing markets, the Canada Revenue Agency has uncovered nearly $600 million in unpaid taxes in the British Columbia and Ontario real estate segments. CRA auditors, which have been closely examining real estate...

The math is simple. The more money you make, the more taxes you pay. For the nation's highest-income earners – those making more than $220,000 annually – the amount going to the tax man is significant. Some are left with less than 50 cents on the...

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