Helpful sources of information.
>Need help calculating source deductions? Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has an online payroll calculator that calculates federal and provincial deductions.
Exchange Rate Calculator
>The Bank of Canada is a great resource for interest and exchange rates, price indexes and more. It offers convenient exchange rate calculators, investment calculators, and inflation calculators.
DISABILITY TAX CREDIT CERTIFICATE
>If you have a disability and would like to apply for Disability Tax Credit have your medical practitioner complete this form. The CRA will assess your application to determine if you are eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC) based on the information given by the medical practitioner.
T1 Personal Tax Return
>Need help getting your information ready to prepare your individual tax return? Click on the link to download a copy of our personal Income tax checklist.
Business Resources – Manitoba
>The government of Manitoba provides a variety of resources for businesses including starting a business, registration, legal and licensing, taxes and tax incentives.
ELIGIBLE MEDICAL EXPENSES
>Want to know which eligible medical expenses you can claim on your tax return?
Frequently Asked Questions
If you had to travel at least 40 kilometres (one way) from your home to get medical services you may be able to claim travel expenses. As well, if you had to travel at least 80 kilometres (one way) you may be able to claim accommodation, meal, and parking expenses in addition to your transportation expenses. Call one of our team members for more information on making this claim.
The most common medical expenses include prescribed medications, medical devices, expenses for care, treatment or therapy by a medical practitioner, insurance premiums including travel insurance, and many more. For a full list see Medical Expenses 2017.
In most cases persons with COPD or other prolonged illnesses would qualify for the DTC. In order to qualify, a medical practitioner has to fill out and certify that you have a severe and prolonged impairment and must describe its effects. Go to our Resources page to download Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate.
If you earned income from employment in Canada or you were self-employed in Canada you are required to file a Canadian Income Tax Return. You may also file a return if you are a resident of Canada even if you did not earn any income so that CRA can determine if you are eligible for any credits. For more information on this please contact our office.
Some ways to identify fraud are as follows:
The CRA will not do the following:
– ask for personal information of any kind by email or text message (e.g DOB, SIN, Banking info, etc.)
– request payments by prepaid credit cards.
– leave personal information on an answering machine.
– email you with a link asking you to “click here”
– Use urgent or threatening language (e.g. you will be arrested if you don’t pay by….)
Still not comfortable with this inquiry? Contact a member of our team for further assistance.
- Your return for 2018 has to be filed on or before April 30, 2019.
- If you or your spouse are self-employed, your return has to be filed on or before June 15, 2019. However, if you have a balance owing you must pay it on or before April 30, 2019 to avoid interest charges.