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TAX TIPS FOR THIS YEAR || WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR 2017 TAXES || ASK TIM CESTNICK YOUR TAX QUESTIONS

Tax tips for this year

What’s different this year from last: A baker’s dozen tax-filing changes Here’s a summary of the key changes you’ll notice when preparing or reviewing your 2016 personal tax return.
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Ways to save on your 2017 taxes

Seven lessons learned from a tax-preparation nightmare A tax preparer and his client paid the price for deducting unreasonable expenses to get more money back.
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Ten income-splitting ideas for Canadians If you follow the rules, you can reduce your taxes by splitting income with your spouse or child.
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Six tax tips for families How income-splitting, trust income and the Home Accessibility Tax Credit can help save you money.
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Estate planning: Three types of documents you’ll need An orderly set of papers makes life much easier for your heirs and executors.
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Tackling how your portfolio options get taxed Understanding how the CRA taxes portfolio options is no easy task, but investors can benefit from a little legwork.
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Seven tax-smart ways to educate your kids There are more ways that just opening RESPs to help pay for your child’s education costs.
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How principal-residence tax changes will affect every Canadian homeowner Tax rules around principal residences so complex that many people don’t understand them.
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This cottage story comes with a potpourri of tax issues This couple want to buy a second property next to their cottage because they eventually want to give the first property to their children.
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Seniors, an estate freeze can help cap your final tax bill Moving personal assets to his holding company and executing a ‘section 85 rollover’ minimizes clawbacks while protecting the estate.
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Four tips for those investing in offshore funds Here are some tips for navigating the offshore investment fund property (OIFP) rules.
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Seven benefits to setting up testamentary trusts in your will New tax rules for trusts kicked in last year.
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