Michael Blank

February 24, 2024

2023 Taxes

Do you need help with 2023 taxes? Do you have an underused house? Medical tax issues? Estate tax issues? I can help with all of those. There are new Bare Trust registration requirements; if there are differences between who is the legal owner, and who is the beneficial owner (i.e. parents holding title for a house for their children) this must be reported. Make sure your taxes are filed properly. Contact a tax accountant today!
March 10, 2023

2022 Taxes

Do you have an underused house? Medical tax issues? Estate tax issues? I can help with all of those.
July 20, 2022

Virtual CFO Services

If you need virtual CFO services, contact Ottawa Tax
July 20, 2022

When is HST Registration Required

One is required to register when taxable supplies in four consecutive quarters reaches $30,000. Liable for collection as an ‘agent’ of the government, even if one hasn’t yet registered. Registration must be completed by 30 days after the $30,000 threshold has been reached. If you need help registering or clarifying the rules, contact your tax accountant today.
May 11, 2022

CRA Collections Efforts on CERB CRB CoVid Support

The CRA is starting to collect and issue more and more notices about overpayments of CERB, CRB and CoVid Support programs. Review the rules carefully, did you truly qualify? If you need help, contact your tax accountant. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/2022/05/update-on-the-government-of-canada-issuing-debt-notification-to-ineligible-canada-emergency-response-benefit-recipients.html
April 4, 2022

Check CRA Autofill

Make sure to check CRA’s Autofill for your tax return! I have seen many clients miss tax slips from Autofill. RRSP slips are usually late because the RRSP ends so late. T4As for seniors are missing this year, or have errors. Two out of three T3s show up. Even a T4 was missing. Make sure you check every slip this year.
April 4, 2022

Capital Gains Offset by Capital Losses

Are you using your Capital Losses properly to offset Capital Gains? Many taxpayers have not used Capital Losses from previous years properly. Contact your tax accountant today.
April 3, 2022

CERB letters

The government of Canada sent CERB payments to over eight million Canadians. Many of those may have received more CERB (Canada Emergency Relief Benefit) than they were entitled to. The government will be mailing out more than 1 million letters to Canadians reviewing their CERB eligibility. If you have any questions, contact service@ottawatax.ca
April 3, 2022

Cellphone Subsidies from Employers

Some companies offer cellphone subsidies to their employees. There are tax/receipt issues from these subsidies. If it is an ‘allowance’, it is taxable in the hands of the employee. If it is a ‘subsidy’, it is an expense and the employee has to submit a receipt (i.e. cellphone bill) each month.
April 3, 2022

Cryptocurrency and Tax

Tax on cryptocurrency is rather new. Regulations have changed over the years as the CRA adapted to the new realities. Tax positions may be carefully crafted, based on precedents in other industries. Contact your tax preparer today for more details.