Tax Tips For Canadians For Dummies

Tax Tips For Canadians For Dummies

by Christie Henderson

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Overview

Maximize your tax deductions now!

Discover quick and easy tips for filing your taxes

Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be complicated! This fun and informative guide offers simple-to-use money-saving short cuts that make doing your taxes a breeze. Compiled by a group of skilled Canadian accounting professionals led by Tim Cestnick, one of Canada’s foremost tax experts, this book is packed with quick and easy insider tips designed to answer questions for every tax situation. Whether you’re self-employed, planning for retirement, or filing your taxes for the first time, this useful tax guide provides strategies to assist you in planning for tax time year round.

Discover how to:

Understand what’s new for 2004

Avoid tax-filing headaches

Make the most of your tax deductions

Take time-saving shortcuts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470835333
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/14/2005
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Our veteran team of chartered accountants and certified financial planners, all specialists in different areas of taxation, will be back to update the book for the fifth year in a row.

Christie Henderson, CA, CFP, TEP, is a partner with Henderson Partners LLP, specializing in financial and tax planning. Christie qualified for the CA designation with Ernst & Young, Toronto, and has completed the CICA's in-depth tax course. Christie's undergraduate degree is from Dalhousie University. Christie's clientele consists largely of entrepreneurial owner-managers, executives, and their families. She provides comprehensive financial planning, including retirement planning, investment planning, insurance consultation, estate planning, stock option planning, and business succession planning.

Brian Quinlan, CA, CFP, TEP, is a partner with Campbell Lawless LLP in Toronto. He works with individuals and owner-managed businesses to maximize cash by minimizing tax! Brian is a contributing editor at Canadian MoneySaver Magazine and has also been a guest on TVOntario's Money Talks and Roger Cable TV's The Prosperity Show. He has instructed tax courses for Ryerson University and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Brian is a frequent speaker at tax and financial planning seminars. Brian has two income-splitting vehicles: Andrew, thirteen and Tara, ten.

Suzanne Schultz, CA, CFP, is an Associate Vice President at AIC Group of Funds, where she provides tax education and advisory services to financial advisors and their clients. Suzanne has authored courses on corporate taxes and trusts for CCH Canadian Limited, has written columns for the Globe and Mail, and also makes regular appearances on various Canadian television and radio programs. She is a sought-after speaker and enjoys teaching others through seminars, courses, literature, and media appearances. Suzanne is a graduate of Dalhousie University and completed her CA designation while working for KPMG. She has also completed the CICA's in-depth tax course and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Aside from her career, Suzanne enjoys a busy family life with her husband Kevin, and son, Carter.

Leigh Vyn, CA, CFP, is an Associate Vice President of AIC Tax Smart Services, where ehs plays an essential role in providing financial advisors across Canada with a broad range of tax and estate planning servides. She has written articles for CI mutual funds and the Globe and Mail's Report on Business. She has also co-authored courses on trusts and corporate tax for CCH Canadian Limited. Leigh has become a frequently requested speaker, and has made numerous television appearances. Leigh received her Honours Bachelor of Commerce at McMaster University, in Hamilton,Ontario. She began her accounting career at KPMG and then went on to obtain her CA designation. Leigh has also completed the CICA's in-depth tax course, and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Senior Editor: Tim Cestnick, CA, CPA, CFP, TEP, enjoys a reputation as one of Canada’s most respected experts and public speakers in the area of tax and personal finance. He is managing director of National Tax Services at AIC Limited. As a prolific author, Tim wrote the Canadian best-sellers The Tax Freedom Zone, Winning The Tax Game—a book that is updated annually—and Winning The Estate Planning Game. He has also authored Winning The Education Savings Game, and co-authored Death and Taxes and Your Family’s Money.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Getting Ready to File

Chapter 1: CanadaÕs Tax System and Rates

Chapter 2: Getting and Staying Organized

Chapter 3: Going Over Your Preparation Options

Part II: Tax Preparation Tips:

Reporting Income

Chapter 4: Tips for Employment-Related Income

Chapter 5: Tax Tips for Pension Income

Chapter 6: Tax Tips for Investment Income

Chapter 7: Tips for Capital Gains and Losses

Chapter 8: Tips for Other Types of Income

Chapter 9: Tips for Self-Employment Income

Part III: Tax Preparation Tips:

Claiming Deductions and Credits

Chapter 10: Tips for Deductions to Calculate Net Income

Chapter 11: Tips for Deductions to Calculate Taxable Income

Chapter 12: Tips for Non-Refundable Tax Credits

Chapter 13: Figuring Out Your Federal Tax

Chapter 14: Provincial and Territorial Taxes and Credits

Part IV: After YouÕve Filed Your Tax Return

Chapter 15: CRA Administration

Chapter 16: Disagreeing with the Taxman

Part V: The Part of Tens

Chapter 17: Top Ten Tax Changes for 2004

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of an Audit

Chapter 19: Top Ten Tax Planning Tips for Families

Chapter 20: Top Ten Tax Planning Tips for Investors

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