Many of the provisions that were announced in  Budget 2011 will be affecting the tax returns that will be filed in the upcoming tax season.  Are you familiar with all the changes?  Some of them could very well be of benefit to you!  Check out the changes here. Call us if you think some of them will be of use to you.

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Well not really actually.  But it’s kind of fun to pretend you are, with the new Nova Scotia Back to Balance website.  The (real) Finance Minister of Nova Scotia wants your help in balancing the budget.  You get to play with the numbers and see how hard it actually is!

Would you like to spike the income tax rate on high income earners? On big corporations?  Maybe you’ve always wanted to dramatically reduce the funding for the Department of Justice?   Here’s your chance to give it a try.

Take the budget out for a spin at www.backtobalance.ca

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Finance Minister Flaherty announced today that the proposed 2012 hike in EI rates will be slashed.

EI premiums were going to increase in the 2012 by 10 cents per $100 for employees and by 14 cents per $100 for employers. That has been slashed in half to 5 cents and 7 cents.

In real dollars, this isn’t a lot of money actually saved per employee. In my opinion, it’s more of a way for the Canadian government to acknowledge that the job market is not strong.

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Email Fraud


July 6th, 2010

Have you recently received an email from the Government of Canada offering you a refund?  And all you have to do is complete the Refund Form?

Several of my clients have contacted me already after receiving this email, questioning its validity.  And rightly so.  This is a definite scam, and if you receive this email you can see if it matches with similar scam emails posted on their website.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ntcs/nln-rfnd-eng.html

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