"Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's."

While it is true, as you can find on the CRA website: “Canada’s tax system is based on self-assessment. This means that individuals voluntarily complete an income tax return to report their annual income and claim all deductions or credits that apply to their situation. In this way, you are able to calculate the amount…

Choice between death and taxes gets easier and easier

Posted on Sun, Apr. 09, 2000 Choice between death and taxes gets easier and easierBY DAVE BARRY It’s time for my annual Tax Guide, which takes you step-by-step through the federal filing process, from obtaining the proper tax forms all the way to getting that desirable upper prison bunk.I’ll start with an important reminder: This year,…

Deadlines

The February 15th deadline for payroll remittances is now come and gone.  These are the deadlines now quickly coming up: February deadlines: February 28 – 1. corporations with November year ends to pay their corporate taxes, and August year ends to file their corporate tax returns. 2. T4 summaries and slips and T5 summaries and slips…

The IRS today alerted taxpayers and the tax community it is experiencing high traffic on Where's My Refund as more tax returns come in.

The IRS today alerted taxpayers and the tax community it is experiencing high traffic on Where’s My Refund as more tax returns come in. The heavy volume of refund inquiries means that the IRS anticipates both “Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov and the refund feature on the IRS2go phone app will have limited availability during…

Alberta’s latest innovation: tax-free dividends

DAVID MILSTEAD Special to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Feb. 13 2013, 8:27 PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 13 2013, 8:27 PM EST Dividends are good. Not paying taxes on them is better. Getting them outside an RRSP and still not paying any taxes on them? Best. You might have thought that impossible. But a…

Save on capital gains with the best tax break in the country

Garry Marr | Feb 16, 2013 8:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013 9:11 AM ETMore from Garry Marr | @DustyWallet Peter Redman/National PostSome may even have a cottage worth more than the home they reside in most of the year. Here’s a news flash for Canadian senators trying to justify where they live so they can claim a…

How to get your tax refund throughout the year

Jamie Golombek | Feb 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013 9:18 AM ETMore from Jamie Golombek | @JamieGolombek Fotoliaa tax refund is simply a sign you’ve loaned your hard-earned money to the CRA for a year or longer and you’re just getting your own money back, interest-free. Tax season is almost upon us, although you’d hardly…