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What is a Shareholder Loan?

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Last updated: Aug. 11, 2022 
As Canadian interest rates continue to soar, the idea of taking out a loan from your corporation at no or low interest may be increasingly appealing. But, before you start using a shareholder loan account, it’s important that you understand the associated tax impact and implications. While shareholder loans may initially … Read more

Ontario Budget Report 2022

Ontario Budget Report 2022

Last updated: May. 5, 2022 
Last week, Ontario Finance Minister, Peter Bethlenfalvy, tabled the province’s fiscal 2022–23 budget. Titled Ontario’s Plan to Build, budget 2022 introduces measures to rebuild Ontario’s economy, support workers, build highways and key infrastructure, reduce costs on everyday expenses, and increase healthcare capacity to keep the province open. The government is forecasting … Read more

Manitoba Budget Report 2022

Manitoba Budget Report 2022

Last updated: Apr. 21, 2022 
On April 12, 2022, Manitoba’s Finance Minister Cameron Friesen presented the province’s fiscal 2022-23 budget. Budget 2022 sets the path to recovery in five priority areas: healthcare, the economy, communities, affordability, and the environment. Provincial deficits of $1.4 billion for 2021-22, $548 million for 2022-23, and $440 million for 2023-24 are … Read more

Federal Budget Report 2022

Federal Budget Report 2022

Last updated: Apr. 12, 2022 
On April 7, 2022, Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, tabled the federal 2022-23 budget. Budget 2022 entitled “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable” focuses on three pillars: The Canadian People Budget 2022 outlines several actions aimed at stabilizing Canada’s turbulent housing market, … Read more

How to protect yourself against fake CRA scams and fraud

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Last updated: Apr. 11, 2022 
It seems we hear about victims of fake Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams daily. Unfortunately, there are bad actors that take advantage of stressed out people (especially at tax time) who may not immediately recognize that they’re being scammed. In fact, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has reported that this year alone … Read more

New Brunswick Budget Report 2022

New Brunswick Budget Report 2022

Last updated: Apr. 6, 2022 
New Brunswick’s Finance and Treasury Board Minister, Ernie Steeves, delivered the province’s 2022 budget on March 22, 2022. This budget focuses on building a stronger economy and vibrant communities, while also improving health care and protecting vulnerable populations. The budget anticipates a surplus of $487.8 million for 2021-22, compared to the … Read more

Nova Scotia Budget Report 2022

Nova Scotia Budget Report 2022

Last updated: Apr. 5, 2022 
On March 29, 2022, Nova Scotia Minister of Finance and Treasury Board Allan MacMaster tabled the province’s fiscal 2022–23 budget. Nova Scotia Budget 2022, is focused on: Solutions for Healthcare: laying the foundation for mental health, improving access to primary care, and investing in long-term care Solutions for our Economy: housing, … Read more

Saskatchewan Budget Report 2022

2022 SK Budget Report

Last updated: Mar. 31, 2022 
Last week Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer tabled the province’s fiscal 2022-23 budget. Budget 2022 focuses on supporting the people of Saskatchewan by investing in healthcare, education, and childcare; building a strong Saskatchewan through investments in capital projects; and growing a strong economy. The government is forecasting the following deficits: $2.18 … Read more

British Columbia Budget Report 2022

BC Budget Report 2022

Last updated: Mar. 4, 2022 
On February 22, 2022, British Columbia Finance Minister Selina Robinson presented the province’s fiscal 2022-23 budget. B.C. Budget 2022 prioritizes making life better for British Columbians by investing in B.C.’s economic, environmental, and social strengths and taking actions to fight climate change and protect people and communities from climate-related disasters. Provincial … Read more