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Montie Foxwell

Thank you Michael and your team for being there each month with timely bookkeeping services. As a company involved in IT and new media, with corporate investors, you've shown you understand our business.

You have shown yourself to be more than just a vendor; as a partner that has an interest in the growth of our business. Start-ups and growing businesses could benefit from your commitment and expertise.

Montie Foxwell, Partner,
iBEAM Media, Marketing & Management Inc.

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Williamson Accounting Inc. helping your small business to reduce taxes and simplify accounting in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and across Canada.

For a free initial conversation about your business, call (416) 444-8747 or Contact us.

Inheritance and Taxes

By: Michael L. Williamson- Manager, Williamson Accounting

Lately, I have been posed with this question: do I have to pay taxes on the property that I inherit from my relative? Let’s take a look at this important question.

Is there an Inheritance Tax in Canada?

Canada does not have an estate inheritance or a death tax. In general, there are no taxes levied by CRA on the beneficiaries; without being brazen, when a person dies they leave the Canadian tax system. On death they are subjected to tax for the very last time and the estate pays any tax that is owed to the government.

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Will you be able to afford your home in retirement?

Guess Article By: Ian Webster, Financial Planner

People looking ahead to life after work often have little idea how much money they spend now, let alone 5 or 10 years into the future.

Expenses never really go away. After all, you have to live somewhere. With the rate of home ownership in Canada hovering near 70 per cent, and with household debt near a record high, most people’s financial health is closely tied to the value of their principal residence.

But while many may have considerable wealth tied up in their home, they tend to ignore the off-balance sheet liability when it comes to the costs of keeping it. Whether it’s rising hydro rates or property taxes that only trend upward, these unavoidable costs of living are destined to take significant bites out of fixed retirement budgets.  

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How will the New Government Affect your Taxes?

Income tax

Depending on your tax bracket, the new government may either cost you or save you big bucks. 

Here are some of the Liberals’ promised tax changes and what they mean to you- When these promised will take effect is currently uncertain:

Lower Taxes for Middle Class
The Liberals as stated that their first priority will be to cut the tax rate from 22 per cent to 20.5 per cent for the middle income tax bracket, which affects Canadians with taxable annual income between $44,701 and $89,401. There is some speculation that this could be done retroactively to the beginning of 2015, but more than likely, this rate change would be effective January 1, 2016. However, for this to take place Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would have to act pretty quickly, very similar to what Rachel Notley had done in Alberta.

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