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15 minutes | May 19, 2021
Tax-efficient cash in trying times
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, many have been adversely affected, especially financially. Are there tax efficient ways to raise cash in these trying times? In this podcast, Ida and Gerry look at 5 ways to raise cash in a tax efficient way. Blog article: https://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/ufile-blog/ufile-blog/2021/04/14/tax-efficient-cash-in-trying-times
17 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Five little-known medical expenses
Find out about these five lesser known eligible medical expenses in this podcast with Ida and Gerry. UFile blog article: https://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/ufile-blog/ufile-blog/2021/03/31/five-little-known-medical-expenses
17 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
The Sharing Economy and the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work. Due to widespread unemployment because of the pandemic, many individuals worked side gigs provided by sharing economy apps, such as Uber and Skip the Dishes, to make ends meet. In this podcast, Ida and Gerry discuss the tax implication of taking on side gigs. Blog article on the topic: https://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/ufile-blog/ufile-blog/2021/03/17/the-sharing-economy-and-the-pandemic
23 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Tax Update 2020
A new tax season is upon us! Find out what’s new in this year’s tax return in this podcast with Ida and Gerry. UFile blog article: https://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/ufile-blog/ufile-blog/2021/02/11/tax-update-2020
17 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Home offices expenses and the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way people work. Gone are the office cubicles, replaced by bedrooms and kitchen tables! Starting in 2020, many Canadians will now be newly eligible to deduct their home office expenses on their tax return. What can you claim on your income tax return regarding your home office? Ida and Gerry provide the details in this podcast Detailed UFile blog article on home office expenses: https://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/ufile-blog/ufile-blog/2021/01/27/home-office-expenses-and-the-pandemic
25 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Tax readiness checklist
A new year is upon us! And even though everything is locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is not unfortunately: filing our tax return! What do we need to do to get ready to file our tax return? In this podcast, Ida and Gerry explain how to get organized with your tax documents, how changes in your life affect certain tax credits, and to be mindful of other notable items. UFile blog article: https://www.ufile.ca/tips-and-tools/ufile-blog/ufile-blog/2021/01/13/tax-readiness-checklist
23 minutes | May 12, 2020
How to spend your tax refund
Great news! You finished your tax return and you have a refund coming your way! How should you spend your tax refund? From repaying your debt (through the debt avalanche and debt snowball methods) to investing in your RRSP/TFSA accounts, , Gerry and Ida will explain what you should do In this podcast.
3 minutes | May 1, 2020
Financial support measures for students during the COVID-19 pandemic
The federal government recently announced measures to support students financially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, such as the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) and Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG). What are the details of these new programs, and what other support measures has the government announced for students?
7 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Your investments, taxes and the pandemic
We find ourselves in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic. With fear in the air, our natural instincts tell us to sell our investments and to hoard as much cash as possible. But is that a good idea? And what are the potential tax consequences of panic selling?
4 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Canada Emergency Response Benefit(CERB)
The federal government has announced a new measure, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), to help workers who have been directly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). What is it, and how does it affect you?
12 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Economic response plan for the coronavirus(COVID-19)
The Federal and Quebec governments have revealed their economic response plan as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In our latest podcast, find out what’s in the plan and how it affects you.
19 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
Last minute tax tips
Scrambling to get organized and file your taxes by the deadline? Fear not, Lisa and Gerry have you covered! In our latest podcast, discover our tax tips for last minute filers. We will help you create healthy habits that will allow you to file online and on time!
30 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Real Estate and taxes
There are several monumental moments in one’s life but out of all of them, owing a home is traditionally marked as a special occasion, especially tax wise! In this week’s podcast, sit down with Lisa and Gerry while they discuss the stages of home ownership and the impact that this can have on your tax return.
23 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Couples and taxes
What does it mean to be a couple in the world of taxes? Once you have found your home, and you have shared expenses, now comes the fun part: filing your tax returns together! In this week's podcast, discover with Lisa and Gerry the advantages and truths about living as a duo and see how this can directly impact your finances; for better or for worse!
18 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
Have you joined the “gig” economy? Whether you've started your own business, or do some work on the side in the sharing economy as an Uber driver, or Uber eats delivery person, chances are you’re using your car to earn your income. In this podcast, Lisa and Gerry will explain what you can deduct as a car expense for your business. Also find out what Gerry’s dream car is (hint: he can’t afford it)!
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