Dive into the details of Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)! This guide covers how RESPs work, eligibility criteria, benefits, and government grants such as the Canada Education Savings Grant. Learn how to open an RESP and safeguard your child’s educational future.
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Most of us understand the benefits of sensible retirement planning but when it comes to actually creating your personal retirement strategy and putting it into effect it doesn’t feel quite as straightforward. The reality is that, while there are lots of variables to consider, it isn’t as difficult to create an effective plan for retirement as you may think.
A Tax-Free Savings Account is a powerful tool to help you achieve your financial goals. Whether you’re saving for a new home, planning for retirement, or investing in your children’s education, a TFSA can be a valuable part of your financial strategy. The flexibility and tax advantages it offers make it a great choice for many Canadians.
Remember, the sooner you start, the more time your investments have to grow tax-free. Every dollar counts when you’re planning for the future, and a TFSA can help you make the most of your savings.
Don’t wait until tomorrow to start planning for your future. Contact us today to begin your journey to financial security today.
Investing in a fund involves knowing its associated costs, and the Management Expense Ratio (MER) is a crucial factor to consider. The MER is a percentage of the total assets in the investment fund that covers the fund’s operating and management costs. It’s important to note that the MER is subtracted from your investment returns, so a higher MER will result in lower net returns for you. For example, if a fund’s expenses amounted to 2% of its assets, its MER would be 2%. It’s crucial to understand the MER of a fund to make informed investment decisions and ensure that you’re getting the most value for your money. In this article and infographic, we will break down the various components of the MER to help you better understand it.
Are you looking to buy your first home in Canada? The First Home Savings Account (FHSA) could help make it happen. This savings plan allows first-time home buyers to save up to $40,000 tax-free, with contributions being tax-deductible. In this article and infographic, we cover everything you need to know about FHSA, including eligibility requirements, contributions and deductions, qualifying investments, withdrawals, and transfers.
It’ll be time to file your 2022 taxes soon, and you must take advantage of every tax credit and deduction you can! Our article covers the following:
• Canada Workers Benefit.
• Claiming home office expenses.
• The tax deduction for zero-emissions vehicles.
• Return Of Fuel Charge Proceeds To Farmers Tax Credit.
• Eligible Educator School Supply Tax Credit.
On March 28, 2023, the Federal Government released their 2032 budget. This article highlights the following financial measures:
• New transfer options associated with Bill C-208 for intergenerational transfer.
• New rules for employee ownership trusts.
• Changes to how the Alternative Minimum Tax is calculated.
• Improvements to Registered Education Savings Plans.
• Expanding access to Registered Disability Savings Plans.
• Grocery rebate.
• Deduction for tradespeople tool expenses.
• Automatic tax filing.
• New Canadian Dental Care Plan.
On February 28, 2023, the B.C. Minister of Finance announced the 2023 budget. We have highlighted the most important financial measures you need to know:
• Tax credit changes.
• Increases to the B.C Family Benefit.
• Carbon tax changes.
• Other important tax changes.
• Healthcare and housing spending.
When looking to save money in a tax-efficient manner, Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) and Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) can offer significant tax benefits. The main difference between the two is that TFSAs are ideal for short-term goals, such as saving for a down payment on a house or a vacation, as its growth is entirely tax-free, while RRSPs are more suitable for long-term goals such as retirement. When comparing deposit differences, TFSAs have a limit of $6,500 for the current year, while RRSPs have a limit of 18% of your pre-tax income from the previous year, with a maximum limit of $30,780. In terms of withdrawals, TFSAs have no conversion requirements and withdrawals are tax-free, while RRSPs must be converted to a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) at age 71 and withdrawals are taxed as income.
Welcome to our 2023 financial calendar! This calendar is designed to help you keep track of important financial dates and deadlines, such as tax filing and government benefit distribution. You can bookmark this page for easy reference or add these dates to your personal calendar to ensure you don’t miss any important financial obligations.
- Understanding Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) in CanadaSeptember 1, 2023 - 6:00 am
- Retirement PlanningAugust 1, 2023 - 6:37 pm
- Understanding Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)July 4, 2023 - 6:48 pm
- Demystifying MER’s (Management Expense Ratio)June 2, 2023 - 10:19 pm
- First Home Savings Account (FHSA): What You Need to KnowMay 1, 2023 - 9:36 pm
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