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How to Deduct Travel Expense by Avoiding This Cirque Du Soleil’s $38M Mistake

I spent a few days in Hong Kong last week attending my grandma’s funeral.  (Thank you for all the clients who’ve reached out.  Much appreciated.) While I was there prepping for this week’s blog post, I found a court case about Cirque…
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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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6 Little Known Facts About Structuring Joint Venture Deal in Real Estate

Back to school week! My daughter is in Junior Kindergarten this year. Since she had been in half day daycare five days a week last year, I didn’t expect to get emotional when she’s off to the full-day kindergarten on Tuesday. I…
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5 HST Planning Tips for Developers and Builders

This summer has been tough. A close client passed away suddenly at the age of 52, leaving his wife, his children, his family, friends and JV partners all in shock. At the visitation of his funeral, packed with his friends and families,…
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Lease vs. buy: How to get a new car that maximizes tax savings

Our lease on our Honda Odyssey was ending coming October. One of our friends got a plug-in hybrid earlier this year.  This plug-in hybrid is considered a “green vehicle” which would allow him to drive on HOV lane on 400 series highway. For…
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.…
Tax Questions
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6 Common Tax Questions Asked by Top 200 Realtors & Investors

Happy Mother's day to all of you. It's a special year this year. I finally got to spend my mother's day with my mom, the superhero in my life. 😊 She's in town to visit for a week, spending some quality time with us and enjoying…
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Top 10 Deductions a Real Estate Investor Should not Miss [Revisited]

2018 is an exciting year. I shared with all of you in an earlier blog post about my 'why', my reason for doing all that I do, which is to be the best I can be. To do this with my accounting practice, I’ve made some plans to provide…

Why Incorporation is the Way to Go for High-Earning Realtors

It was nice spending time meeting so many great people at Realtor Quest 2017 and the Rock Star Inner Circle member event. Despite the business of my schedule last week, I managed to take my Sunday off with my two lovely kids. Robin asked…
Deduct Home Office Expenses
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How to Deduct Home Office Expenses for the Self-Employed

(Our last group workout at Radix Performance in Oakville. Source.) A few of my friends become first time moms recently. Being a new mom is not easy. Your body has to heal. You have to learn to breastfeed and you now have another life…