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Emergence of Canada’s Gig Economy

Freelance work has been taking Canada by storm over the past 10 years as over 2.18 million Canadians are now taking part in temporary work in addition to or rather than part-time or full-time work.  These changes are creating some exciting business opportunities for companies as hiring independent contractors for the short term allows a […]

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Non-Resident Speculation Tax aka “NRST’

  What is the NRST tax? Who and what does it apply to? Effective April 21, 2017, a 15% “speculation tax” was put into law by the Ontario Government on foreign nationals with the purpose of cooling off the overheating residential housing market in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region.  This tax affects any purchases with […]

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Bad News for Post-Secondary Students (and their parents)

Prior to January 1, 2017, federally, and September 5, 2017, provincially, any student who was enrolled at and taking classes at an accredited post-secondary institution both within Canada or abroad was eligible to claim tuition, education, and textbook tax credits in their personal income tax return. There was both a federal tax credit and a […]

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