GST/HST New Housing Rebate

Written By: Jasmine Taylor Have you recently substantially renovated your home? Have you recently purchased a new home from a builder? There may be a rebate that you could qualify for and get some money back from the taxes you paid on the home. There are two types of new housing rebates: GST/HST New Housing...Continue reading

What is a TFSA, RRSP, RRIF?

Written By: Jasmine Taylor Learning the basics of investing can be difficult and honestly quite time consuming. There are many different things to consider before you invest your first dollar.  One of the biggest mistakes in investing is failing to do your homework and just investing in something that you do not really understand.  When...Continue reading

What is Block Chain?

Written By: Jasmine Taylor Definition: A digital record of transactions The name comes from its structure,  which individual records “blocks”, are linked together in a single list, called a “chain”.  Block chains are used for recording transaction made with cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, but have many other applications. As new data comes in, it is...Continue reading

The Importance of Naming a Beneficiary

Written By: Jasmine Taylor Overview Beneficiary Definition: any person who receives a benefit from an insurance policy or your investments when you die.  In Canada, there are two main routes that your assets can take after you pass away. The first is to a beneficiary and the second is to your estate.  If you have...Continue reading

Five Steps to Reaching your Financial Goals

Written by: Jasmine Taylor Take the first step to reaching your financial goals! Are you saving to buy a home? A car? Saving for a well needed vacation after COVID? Or looking to renovate your home?  These are all dreams that can be achieved by turning them into goals. Establish Your Goal First you need...Continue reading

Let’s Talk about Taxes!

Written By: Sean Gardhouse Taxes! Taxes! Taxes! It's that time of year again. Even without all the complexities that the pandemic has created, navigating your tax return can sometimes be a daunting task. Not to worry, the professionals of Gardhouse Financial Counsel are here to help you take advantage of all the tax credits available...Continue reading

What not to claim on your Tax Return

Finn Financial has a story to tell you about the time that someone tried to claim arson as a tax deduction. Long story short, he did NOT get away with it...

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2020 Tax Return Process: Keeping your safety in mind

We look forward to assisting with your tax return this year. We are a locally owned and operated business and we are very happy to offer reasonably priced tax returns completed by our knowledgeable tax professionals. Our starting price is $59.95 and includes one free T-slip. As we continue to deal with the effects of...Continue reading

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