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The Danger of Reporting Multiple Years of Losses

A couple of months ago, I met with a real estate investor for an initial consultation. As part of the process, I asked him what his long-term goals are.  He said, “I would like to give up my job one day to volunteer full time and give…
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How to Maximize HST Claims When Purchasing a New Vehicle

My cousin got married in May 2016 in Hong Kong. Robin was 2.5 years old, and Bruce was 10-month-old at the time. We would have cramped in a less than 800 square foot condo one bathroom with a total of 4 adults and two kids with my family…
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Contractors: Here’s a Quick Guide to Progress Billing

Thank you for the overwhelming feedback for my last week’s blog post about my dad. I am extremely grateful to be able to share such an inspiring life story. I consider myself as a gritty person because I have the best examples in my life…
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Ontario Landlord Watch Conference & 3 Common HST Scenarios When Building a New House

Today, I got the opportunity to speak to Kayla, the founder of a group called Ontario Landlord Watch. She has started Ontario Landlord Watch initiative since 2010, acting as a voice to our government advocating fairness among landlords…
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9 Tax Tips Canadian Amazon Reseller Should Know When Selling on Amazon.com

It was the summer long weekend.  We started our long weekend by celebrating my birthday at Niagara Falls. As we get older, it’s less about presents but more about presence and experience.  😊 This year, I decided to try the Whirlpool…
UNPAID TAXES
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5 Lessons Learned From $600 Million Unpaid Taxes

I hope everyone had a great May long weekend. We spent our weekend at one of our favourite cousin's wedding. My kids were the ring bearer and flower girl. They had never been to a wedding before, let alone being part of the party.…
Lessons Learned from Tax Season

5 Lessons Learned from Tax Season

HoHoHo!  April finally passed! I must thank my entire team for pulling through this tax season with me.  It’s not easy, and we have a lot of room for improvements. What better way to celebrate the end of tax season and the beginning…
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Everything You Need to Know About Paper Flipping/Assignments Taxation

I am so grateful that we have organizations like Fraser Institute, calling out the government’s lies.   If you go to their site, they have a lot of great research available - https://www.fraserinstitute.org/ Their latest report released…

5 Tips to Help Yourself Keep Proper Records for Canada Revenue Agency

It’s the time of the year again. Tax season is here and we are all busy wrapping our heads around preparing the tax returns. One real estate investor's clients asked me, "would we need to see all the receipts from her?" Some of them are…
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Documentation matters when it comes to CRA audit

Starting in 2011, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been going after the New Home HST rebate program for a few years now. Many of the new home buyers intended to move into the new homes, but circumstances change in the few years of construction.…