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For questions that relate to the financial laws, practices, and products of Canada.

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If I have given my bank details to someone by email what should I do now? [duplicate]

I have given someone my bank account details including my home address and phone number by email, supposedly so that money can be transferred into my account. I am now quite sure this is a scam. ...
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US citizen, US company (TD Ameritrade) ASAP. Funds transfers take days, wish to invest in 1 Canadian miner stock [on hold]

Trading in Canada with a US stock exchange. Is there a US company that can do both? Or, how do I purchase Canadian stock as a US citizen?
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Is the amount of a pull (from the receiving institution) limited?

User 'DanLynch' defines 'push' and 'pull': If you do a "push", the money will be removed from the sending account immediately, and will usually arrive in the receiving account in 1 to 3 business ...
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Why does DICO insure until $250K, but CDIC until $100K?

This question doesn't duplicate this other that doesn't compare CDIC with DICO. As of Dec 6 2018: DICO [Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario] insures deposits up to $250,000. We CDIC ...
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Looking to calculate expected profit from sale of house

I'm trying to calculate the money I will see as profit from the sale of my house. I'm tallying the various expenses associated with selling and would like input on any costs I'm missing. I'm in ...
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Are gifts taxable income in Canada if not from family?

If I receive a large sum of money (going towards helping fund athletics) from a person who is not family, does this count as personal income? I know there have been cases where people have been ...
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Health Care Benefits Gift?

A friend of mine has opened a company that allows a person to use their health care benefits for things like Orthotics and Compression Stockings but they also give you a free "gift" (something like a ...
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How can portion of cellphone bill be estimated for work?

First off I'm very new to this so some of my questions may be silly. I worked for several companies that issued me a T4A which means I need to fill out a T2125 with business expenses. To my ...
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Why is investment income generated in a corporation taxed at a higher rate than when it is generated for an individual?

I often have a hard time understanding my accountant so I ask others to interpret what he said. I welcome insight from experience gained in any country with similar tax laws (doesn't have to exactly ...
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Credit Utilization and Score. Early re-payment

I feel like this may result in the same unanswered question but I'm gonna ask it anyway just in case we can get a definitive answer. Does paying off your credit card (before a statement is generated) ...
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Canadian citizen step parent signing over US owned property to us citizen adult children

My mother who is a US Citizen recently passed, and my step father who is a Canadian citizen with permanent US resident who is living in Canada now with no plans of returning to the US. He doesn't want ...
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Does employer matching contributions in a TFSA count towards the annual limit?

Does my employer matching my contribution to a TFSA count towards my annual TFSA contribution limit?
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quick method of accounting in QuickBooks online

I use QuickBooks online for accounting. For collecting sales taxes I choose Quick method. But I don't know how I can use it in QuickBooks online. I found the following question on Quickbooks forum: ...
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How stable is my retirement plan?

I am in Ontario, Canada as stated in previous posts. I am 23 and have $20 000 in investments after working at my first job for 10 months. My job pays me $42 000/year before taxes ($33 000/year after ...
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Can I live outside Canada and get paid into my Canadian bank account for freelance work?

I live outside Canada and have declared non-resident status to the CRA. I haven't declared income or paid taxes for the last 4 years, or even stepped foot in Canada for the same duration. I do have an ...
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Transfer $0.5M from US to Canada [duplicate]

I have accounts in both U.S. (several banks) and Canada (BMO). I have $500,000 in my U.S. account. If I am now leaving U.S. permanently and moving to Canada, what is the best way to transfer all of ...
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Why is progressive taxation achieved with brackets? [closed]

The marginal utility of money decreases as income increases. Intuitively, if I take $100 from both Jeff Bezos and a minimum wage worker, they will both be worse off, but the impact on the minimum wage ...
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How does a typical bond ETF provide tax information to the investor in Canada?

Before deciding whether to use registered or unregistered (taxable in Canada) account, I'd like to understand the complexity of tax reporting as a result of holding bond ETF, for example BMO ZFL (long ...
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If your spouse passes away do you lose any tax credits (GST and Trillium Credit) owed to them before they died?

My husband passed away this pass on 17-July-2018. Until he passed away we hadn't filed our income tax for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. I am wondering if and when I do decide to file our taxes; ...
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Does RBC Direct Investing allow to buy BMO ETF funds?

I'm trying to pick an online trading platform and on a first glance for choosing between major Canadian banks (RBC, BMO, TD, etc.), the RBC seems more appealing. However, I am interested in specific ...
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Tax deduction for work-space-in-the-home expenses

For reference, I am in Ontario, Canada, I am an hourly non-exempt employee (T4 is issued every year, entitled to overtime pay if working more than 8h a day, 1.5X pay + statutory holiday pay [such as ...
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How can I effortlessly see if an ETF listed in Canada contains equities that require withholding tax to be paid?

My Canadian grandpa fancies avoiding withholding taxes. I quote Moneysense: Another advantage of U.S.-listed ETFs is that they may be more tax-efficient in RRSPs. A full explanation is complicated, ...
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How does this Interac e-transfer scam work? [duplicate]

I posted a Craigslist ad for selling iPhone 7. Next day I got a text asking of Is this item still available... [NAME OF MY AD EXACTLY AS IT'S SPELLED] . So I already was suspicious it's a bot. ...
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Selling my used tires to a Canadian friend?

I am selling my used tires to a Canadian Friend. Do I declare this intent when crossing the bridge and do I pay HST tax at the Bridge?
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How is a non-resident Sole Trader in Australia taxed on freelance work?

I am considering doing remote freelance work for an Australian business as a Sole Trader with an Australia Business Number (ABN). I am a non-resident in Australia. My question is: do I pay taxes on ...
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I am Canadian and own a cottage in the US. I want to gift it to my 2 Canadian children. What are the tax implications

I own a cottage in Point Roberts Wash. I am a resident of Canada and want to gift it to my son who is also Canadian, What taxes apply to this transaction?
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Buying a brand new luxury car

I read this and this questions - although not all of the answers. My question is fairly similar to the first linked question although I have different circumstances. Context I am a 29-year old ...
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Extra money - pay mortage or invest?

Our situation: Both 28 years old Both working full time with stable jobs No debts (no student loans, cars are paid, etc.) except a 80$/month 0% interest 2 years loan for home furnitures. Family ...
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How safe is depositing ≥ $100K in Tangerine's Savings Account? [closed]

"The maximum protection for eligible deposits at Tangerine is $100,000 per name registration (principal and interest combined"). I intend to buy a condominium for my parents in the next year, and ...
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Taxes when you lose money in investments?

I've been wondering about the following scenario. Let's say you invest $10k in stock market. At the end of year 1, your investment has grown to $11k. The government taxes a percentage of that new ...
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How important is future big purchases (house) when setting up guaranteed investment accounts?

I moved out of my parents's house a couple weeks ago. I moved into an apartment in a big city and I am not sure yet if I will like it here or not. I have no idea when I'll switch to a house and if ...
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What are the tax implications of a joint account before legal union?

I'm getting married next year and we're buying a house soon (closure is in two weeks.) We're thinking of opening a joint checking account to make it simpler to pay for mortgage, property taxes, ...
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Credit Card Interest Rates

From what I can see, the going fixed interest rate in the US and Canada with Visa, and MasterCard is about 20%. I almost never see a card with a lower interest rate than this. If I do see one it is a ...
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How does a pre-approved credit card offer, affect the probability of actual approval?

Facts My cousin in high school has ≤ $500 in her HSBC Canada accounts, and has never had any income or job. She has had only 1 Secured Credit Card with a $300 limit. She spends ≤ $90/month, and ...
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EI eligibility if employee quits current work, but is let go before contract is signed at new work

An employee has left on good terms for a new job. Under EI rules, this qualifies as "quitting" so she's not eligible for benefits. The new employers have not yet signed a contract. It's for a nanny ...
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Is it possible to claim EI while contracting

My friend has been terminated from a full-time job recently by his employer due to Work Force Reduction. He is eligible to apply for claiming Employment Insurance from next month. Meanwhile he got a ...
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Withholding Agents in Canada

Hello everyone I had a quick question about Canadian banks. I have my investment accounts with my bank (big 5 bank). Legally when I buy the stocks they hold them for me, until I decide to sell them. ...
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How to grow wealth? [closed]

I just recently reached a financial goal of $20,000 in my savings and I'm looking for tips, advice, suggestions on how to make this money work for me and start growing , I'm open to everything and ...
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DRIP Vs. Cash Dividend in a taxable account - Which one is beneficial from the tax perspective?

I believe dividends are considered as an income and if you reinvest using DRIP it won't be income but capital gain later when you sell the stock? What are some advantages and disadvantages of doing ...
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Why would a shrewd lender lend for a condominium whose lease is shorter than the length of the land lease?

101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians (2006). Douglas Gray, B.A., LL.B.. p. 44. Leasehold Mortgage A leasehold mortgage is a mortgage on a house or condominium where the land is ...
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Why would a mortgagor need a postponement clause for a 2nd mortgage?

101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians (2006). Douglas Gray, B.A., LL.B.. p. 40 Bottom. The author replicated the quote benaeth in his other book (unrighteously?). Secondary Financing ...
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Understanding Put Warrants on SET (Thai) exchange

I have having trouble understanding exactly how these derivative products work. For example this one. I understand that the European exercise style means that they can only be exercised on the ...
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Tax free savings account

I know that this type of account does not exist in the US. For those who know, is there absolutely no tax deducted from my earnings when I invest in stocks? For example, if I turn 10000 to 1 million, ...
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Corporate tax & GST/HST tax - Canada

I've started self incorporated small business in Canada, registered with Ontario province in 2017. As per corporate tax structure, both corporate tax return and GST/HST return is filed by end of ...
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Will an international student owe capital gain taxes upon selling the property if they didn't live there for 4 years?

I am trying to figure out the Capital Gain taxes on a property in Toronto. I am very new to this, so sorry if I say something weird. I live in a condo, which I own, and I am thinking of renting it. ...
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Disposing of hardware item from current assets, is the reduction in assets posted to equity or special loss account?

I'm disposing of an old laptop that is broken and completely unusable. Let's say it was purchased for $1000 before taxes, already been accounted for in Current Assets since the date of purchase, and ...
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Are life annuity properties worth the risk for non-EU residents?

I am almost done paying off the mortgage of my principal residence, and I still have some good working years ahead of us. I wonder what I should do with the equity that I have accumulated over the ...
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What documents do I need to sell a real estate property in Canada?

What documents do I need to sell my real estate property in Canada & Which particular document is the proof of my ownership? I believe it is some kind of title, transfer and survey document?
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Can loan for mortgage be declined after receiving both approval letter & commitment letter

What is the difference between mortgage approval letter (not pre-approval) & commitment letter? commitment letter according to this source: A loan commitment letter is an indication that the ...
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When and how to create a will document Vs. inheritance rules

I few questions related to will: Q1: Is there any particular kind of assets for which you must have a will document or inheritance rules are sufficient? In particular: Real Estate Automobile ...