Save yourself the trouble — get it in writing!

Before you decide to hire a contractor to do construction, renovation, or repair work on your home, ensure they are reputable and insist on getting a written contract and receipts. Be sure to ask a lot of questions, and ask for proof of workers’ compensation or equivalent private liability insurance to cover injury and any…

Report your tips: they are taxable income

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is reminding Canadians who earn tips and gratuities that they represent taxable income and must be reported on annual income tax and benefit returns. Restaurant servers, hairdressers, valets, taxi drivers, and others who earn tips may not have all of their income recorded by their employers, which means that their…