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7 Best Back-Office Practices A Real Estate Investor Should Adopt – Part 2

It’s Ontario’s budget date.  When the Federal budget was released, the message from the Fed was to spend, spend and spend. Ontario, however, has a pre-budget message to cut, cut and cut.  Cutting taxes and cutting…
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7 Best Back-Office Practices A Real Estate Investor Should Adopt – Part 1 

I saw this post a while ago on my FB feed.  A friend of mine wanted to “stop” Doug Ford to cut OSAP.  It’s old news now, cutting teachers is the new news.  😉 Most of us only read the news from its title/headline.  If…
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The Ugly Truth About CRA HST New Housing Rebates

My dad, being the grandpa, hadn’t seen my kids for years, until last month. My kids are just three and four years old, and they don’t know any better.  When we go shopping at a store, they generally don’t ask to get anything. When…
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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…
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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…