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Updated January 8, 2018 The federal and provincial Ministers of Finance recently announced that they had reached agreement on some changes to the enhanced CPP, along with some other changes to the [more]
Disability Tax Credit: Are you missing out on this misunderstood tax credit?
Though many are aware that the disability tax credit is available for those who suffer from a “severe or prolonged physical or mental impairment,” many taxpayers may not fully appreciate the scope [more]
Retirement income planning for Canadian non-resident expatriates can be difficult. Let's consider some of the implications of receiving CPP/QPP, OAS, RRSP and pension income in retirement. CPP/QPP [more]
Minimizing your Old Age Security clawback [Update: 2017 rates]
The Old Age Security (OAS) program is the cornerstone of Canada's retirement income system. It includes a basic pension that goes to almost all people 65 or older who have lived in Canada for at least [more]
Changes to Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement from the Federal Budget
For the first time ever, seniors outnumber children under the age of 15. With millions of baby boomers set to leave the workforce in the coming years, this gap will only grow over time. Maybe that's w [more]