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An RRSP as a Tax-Planning Tool - Good Idea

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An RRSP is more than simply an account for retirement savings. Yes, it’s a must-have when saving for retirement, but the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is an effective tax-planning tool.

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Tips to Save on Your Taxes in 2023

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As the 2022 tax year is behind us, it is a good idea to start early and plan for 2023. Here are some suggestions on how you can save money on your Canadian income tax for this year:

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First Home Savings Account is a Smart Move

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First Home Savings Accounts, or FHSAs combine the concept of Tax-Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Savings Plans. For people aged 18 and older, like an RRSP, contributors receive a tax deduction on contributions and TFSA-like tax-free withdrawals when using the savings to buy a home. Further, any investment gains earned in the account are tax-sheltered. Unlike the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP), the FHSA does not need to be repaid.

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Choosing Between a TFSA or RRSP For Savings

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The choice between a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) depends on various factors, including your financial goals, current income, and retirement plans. Here are some key considerations for both:

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Filing Your Personal Tax Return Benefits - Part 1

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Filing your personal Canadian income tax return offers several benefits, including:

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Filing Your Personal Tax Return Benefits - Part 2

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here are five more benefits of filing your personal Canadian income tax return:

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Filing Your Personal Tax Return Benefits - Part 3

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Filing your personal Canadian income tax return can also help you qualify for various government benefits. Here are some examples:

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Are There Tax Benefits for Couples in Canada?

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Are There Tax Benefits for Couples in Canada?

Curious about the tax advantages that come with getting married or living in a common law relationship? In Canada, there are indeed significant tax perks for couples. The following will begin to outline them.

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