Are you ready for Tax Time?

Check out some significant changes that may affect your tax returns for 2019 and 2020.

What’s New??

Planning to Retire?

Maximum pensionable earnings increased for The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) in 2020 to $58,700 up from $57,400 in 2019

Do You Own a Small Business?

The tax rate dropped to 9% on the first $5OOK of income compared to 10% in 2018.

New CPP Contribution Rates

Employer and Employee:  5.25%

Self-Employed:  10.5%

Does Your Business Generate Passive  Income?

If you make more than  $50K the 9% tax rate may not apply.

Maximum Yearly CPP Contributions in 2020

Employer and Employee: $2,898

Self-Employed: $5,796

Note: This money is still taxed as income!

Common Small Business Deductions:

• Home Office Expenses (can include interest on your mortgage)
• Vehicle Expenses
• Accounting and Legal Fees
• Reserves or “Sinking Fund” (for reasonable amounts)
• Office Rent

Retirement Account Contributions Can Roll Over

If you didn’t max out your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) contributions in 2019, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) lets
you add the difference onto next year’s contribution.

Need a professional to help you get started on your taxes? Call me for a great referral!

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