RRSP Withdrawal Options at Retirement

With February being the busiest month of RRSP season, I am often asked during annual reviews “what is the best way to get the money out of my RRSP?”

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows RRSP holders to defer withdrawals until the end of the year they turn 71. At this point in time, the RRSP must be turned into a pension (either an Annuity or RRIF) or it will be redeemed in full on December 31st of that year.

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Income Tax Assessments, Reassessments & Audits

In 1917, during the First World War, the Canadian Government introduced The Income Tax War Act as a temporary measure to fund the war program.

This was the first time both individuals and corporations were taxed, and taxes finally became a permanent source of income for our Government when it was enacted under The Income Tax Act in 1948.

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18 Financial Tips to Help Survive COVID-19 in 2021

The pandemic associated with COVID-19 has negatively affected tens of thousands of Canadians physically and mentally, but many more have been affected financially.

Whether due to reduced work hours, a complete loss of job opportunities or one’s small business being permanently closed, the financial devastation is very real for many people.

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Introducing Estate at Ease, offered through Canada Life

After a loved one dies, paperwork is the last thing on anyone’s mind.

Estate at Ease, offered through Canada Life makes this easier.

Managing a loved one’s estate can be an additional stress for executors who are already grieving a loss. Estate at Ease™ estate documentation and identity theft protection service can alleviate some of this burden. It’s an opportunity to help your client’s beneficiary in their time of grief.

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Considerations when Choosing an Executor

As financial advisors, we are often asked about the importance of an up to date Will, Power of Attorney and Representation Agreements. Shockingly 56% of adult Canadians do not have a current or valid Will, leading us to recommend updating these documents, along with a discussion on who should be considered as the Executor.

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Claiming In-home Office Expenses

COVID-19 has brought much change to how Canadians conduct their
business affairs and working from home may become permanent for many
people.

Employees who have moved to working from home, or who are self employed and maintain a home-based office, are eligible for tax deductions to cover some of the costs.

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