Entries by Cherry

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Tax Tip from a Retired Accounting Firm Partner About Setting Up Corporations

Hello fellow real estate investors, Just before the holidays, I had the opportunity to meet up with my long-time mentor, a retired partner at the biggest accounting firm in Canada. His practice is built primarily around small business. A lot of his clients were investors, some are mutual funds investors and some are real estate […]

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A Little Know Secret About HST Tax and How it can Impact Your Real Estate Business

In my last blog post, we talked about what the Montreal woman should have incorporated and how she should have reported the income as active business income to avoid the expensive tax in flipping houses. Unfortunately, income tax is not the only tax impact an investor has to worry about. Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) impact […]

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Montreal Woman Gets Slapped by CRA: What You can Learn and Need to know from Her Shortcomings

Happy New Year everyone 🙂 My family and I just came back from one week long vacation in Florida. Despite the flight delay which caused us to miss the cruise we were supposed to go on, the weather was fantastic and the Ft Lauderdale beach was great. Robin was a happy girl at the beach […]

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Buying A New House or New Condo – What Do You Do With Your HST Rebate?

Hello fellow real estate investors and real estate agents, Many investors and clients prefer buying brand new houses for obvious reasons. Out of the stack of legal documents the buyers are asked to sign, one of them is a declaration that the buyers or the buyers’ relatives are moving into the property. This allows the […]

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Have You Saved Yet?: Looking at the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan in Comparison to Real Estate Investing

Have you saved today yet? If not, don’t worry. The Ontario government will help you! Our liberal Premier decided that they would help Ontarians save for their retirement by implementing something similar to the Canada Pension Plan, called Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. It will be introduced in 2017. How does it work? Employers and employees […]