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Is a depreciation claim on a rental property basically always worth it in Canada, given stable income?

Yes, it is better to take depreciation most of the time, but not quite as much as you imply. Keep in mind the rules of depreciation in Canada: Depreciation on rental properties reduces your rental ...
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Does it make more sense to purchase VTI or VUN?

Generally Canadian listed ETF's are a better choice, they have less paperwork, better currency conversions, etc. The higher the tax bracket the more true this is, and the more you want to pay the 15% ...
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Must the Credit Card Issuer refund Card Holder, for deposits paid to a Merchant that later bankrupt?

There is no general legal responsibility for the bank. Any result is independent of the merchant's cooperation. So the answers are No, and No. Most credit card contracts have sections that do offer ...
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How do I structure accounts to represent capital and depreciation for multiple jurisdictions, keeping equity accurate?

You will need to track these things separately for Canadian and US tax purposes. Basically, a secondary set of 'tax books'. It is very common for accounting records to deviate from tax records where ...
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