Author: Liz O'Dowd

Economic Action Plan 2012

The Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa spoke about how the Economic Action Plan 2012 will leverage sustained economic growth and job creation by expanding trade and opening new markets for Canadian businesses. The Government understands that Canada’s prosperity is… {Read more}

Employer-Paid Disability Premiums

If you think that paying for your employee’s disability premiums is always a good thing, think again.  As a non-taxable fringe benefit, payments they receive upon their disability will be, in most cases, FULLY taxable to them! Payments received due… {Read more}

RRSP Home Buyer’s Plan

The Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) allows you to borrow funds from your RRSP to buy or build a qualifying home, under the following conditions: you or your spouse or common-law partner have not owned a home which you occupied as… {Read more}

RESP Canada Learning Bond

The Canada Learning Bond (CLB) is part of the Canadian RESP program. Actually the CLB is a grant. The big difference between this grant and the regular RESP grants is that no contribution is required. Once you qualify, you apply,… {Read more}