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Date updated: January 25, 2019

What’s new this tax-filing season

New and improved credits The Medical expense tax credit has been expanded to allow expenses related to service animals who are specially trained to perform specific tasks for a patient with a severe mental impairment that help the patient cope with the impairment. The Climate Action Incentive (CAI) payment can be claimed by eligible individuals…

Retirement Planning – A Beginner`s Guide

Credit Counselling Canada article on The Beginner`s Guide to Retirement Planning. The writer,  Joan Butler, concentrates on tips to Retirement Planning (such as Create or Update a Will) and provides links to websites retirement planning websites available to Canadians: Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – Retirement Planning Types of retirement income, saving for retirement, how much…

Understanding Fraud Schemes and Scams

  This e-book has been prepared by Verafin. It is for businesses to help them understand the types of fraud.  BUT service providers, caregivers, and seniors would benefit from reading it. Click the link below to download the document

CRA Outreach Program

CRA’s Outreach Program has developed fact sheets for different populations  (seniors, students, indigenous people, newcomers, refugees, women in shelters). They also provide  a general version. We present the english version here in pdf.  For alternate formats,  language versions, or for more information, please contact the Outreach Program at 1-888-704-8110, 709-772-3334, or Outreach.ATL.RegionalCoordinator@cra-arc.gc.ca. Fact Sheets in…

ServiceNL. Online Driver’s Licence Renewal. Motor Registration Division

Do you hate waiting in line to renew your drivers license? ServiceNL, government of NL announced a new online service that enables people to renew their driver’s licence from their home or office. Check out the Youtube video. There is also a brief outline on the 5 steps  involved in the process. https://www.eservicesdl.gov.nl.ca/NLTransportationWeb/home.do For more…

The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd Edition (Competition Bureau Canada)

The Competition Bureau Canada presents The Little Black Book of Scams, second edition. This animated booklet features the most common types of scams. The booklet shows the tactics that scammers/fraudsters use to deceive consumers and businesses, and show how Canadians can protect themselves and their families from frauds and scams. They profile superheroes who have…

Anti-fraud videos – The Little Black Book of Scams (Competition Bureau Canada)

The Competition Bureau Canada presents a series of animated videos that profile some of the most common types of scams featured in The Little Black Book of Scams. These 15 videos demonstrate the tactics that fraudsters use to deceive consumers and businesses, and show Canadians how they can protect themselves and their families from fraud.…

Report on Vulnerable Investors, Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Undue Influence and Diminished Mental Capacity (CANADA)

Canada is currently in the middle of the largest inter-generational transfer of wealth in its history. In addition, Canada’s rapidly aging population has raised issues of elder abuse and mental incapacity. The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR) and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law conducted consultations from coast to coast within Canada…

Protecting your Social Insurance Number

Your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is confidential. If your SIN falls into the wrong hands, it could be used to obtain personal information and invade your privacy. When the SIN is not linked to you as its rightful owner, another person could receive your government benefits, tax refunds or bank credits. Your personal information could…

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