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Clients have submitted receipts for secondary school bus fees, asking if they are deductible for tax purposes. Unfortunately, no they are not. Although public transit bus fees are deductible, the CRA has stated that NON-PUBLIC...

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Living In A Basement Is A Drag

December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Haircut Deficit: Kids Living in Basements a Drag on U.S. Services Spending ” As young adults stay home with their parents rather than forging out on their own, spending on utilities and amenities such as cable...

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6 tax tips for parents

November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

An old articles from the old website – worth a repost. The article 6 tax tips for parents has a lot more than 6 tax tips so, in the spirit of the title of the article,...

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Students to get realistic about career choice

November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Student debt crisis? No, expectations crisis “I’m not unsympathetic. My niece will graduate next spring with a five-figure loan and no prospect of a teaching job this side of Nunavut. But the notion that this...

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With Student Debt, Even Paying It Off Isn’t the End “a new study from nonprofit group Demos uncovers a troubling phenomenon: All other things being equal, people who borrow money to go to college build about $208,000 less in...

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Important: this tax-free benefit is for an employee’s FAMILY MEMBER (not the employee). New Tuition Benefit: Tax-Free For Your Employees  “Historically, the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”) treated tuition assistance for an employee’s family member as a taxable...

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An interesting article in how it reflects the new reality for students. Halifax coffee shop workers push for unionization ““The labour force is often part-time, there is high turnover, and pay and benefits are low....

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