Eligible educator school supply tax credit
This tax credit has been increased to 25% for eligible supplies (such as books and games) to a maximum of $1,000.
Tax deduction on interest payments
You can claim a tax deduction for the interest you’ve paid on any money you have borrowed to invest. However, you can only do this if you use the money to earn investment income (for example, a rental property).
The digital subscriptions tax credit
You can claim up to $500 as a tax credit if you have a digital subscription to a qualifying Canadian news outlet.
Self-employed? Be sure to set aside enough for personal income tax!
If you’re self-employed, be sure you put aside enough money (we recommend at least 25% of your income) to pay your tax bill when the time comes. You’re taxed only on your net income (total income minus expenses).
You need to plan ahead for tax changes if you want to retire abroad
Planning to retire abroad? If so, you need to be aware of the tax implications and plan accordingly. If you sell your house and move, you may be considered a “non-resident” and be subject to capital gains taxes on non-registered investments (even if you have not sold them) or have your pension subjected to a withholding tax.
You can stop making CPP contributions if you’re over 65 but plan to keep working
If you’re 65 and already collecting Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits but also still working, you may be able to stop making CPP contributions. To do so, you need to fill in the form CPT30.
Not sure if you qualify for a credit or deduction? Reach out to your advisor at FLC to discuss how to save money on this year’s tax return.