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B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie has been encouraging seniors to consider using the deferral program, saying it can provide “meaningful cost relief.” (Trevor Crawley/Black Press)

B.C. seniors advocate urges those eligible to defer 2023 property taxes

The province is encouraging residents 55+ to use its deferral program amid rising living costs

 

PSAC workers and supporters picket outside the Canada Revenue Agency office in Sudbury, Ont. on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. There are calls to extend this year’s tax deadline amid a federal public service strike that some fear is making it hard for some people to file on time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato

Petition calls for tax deadline extension amid federal worker strike

Job action has reduced staff for a Canada Revenue Agency help line

 

In this file photo, BC Premier David Eby speaks during a press conference in Vancouver on March 14, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam)

Cash influx incoming: B.C. affordability credit to soon be sent to 85% of British Columbians

Individuals can receive up to $164 and $41 per child, while a family of four could get $410

 

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to remain vigilant against scammers posing as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) attempting to trick people into identity theft and, in extreme cases, taking control of bank accounts. (Better Business Bureau handout photo)

B.C. college student loses $2,800 in federal tax scam, sparking warning from BBB

Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to be vigilant against scammers posing as the Canada Revenue Agency

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to remain vigilant against scammers posing as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) attempting to trick people into identity theft and, in extreme cases, taking control of bank accounts. (Better Business Bureau handout photo)
The income tax filing deadline is approaching. Income tax is one of several taxes paid by Canadians. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready to file your taxes?

The income tax deadline is approaching. How much do you know about taxation?

The income tax filing deadline is approaching. Income tax is one of several taxes paid by Canadians. (Black Press file photo)
A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. The Canada Revenue Agency will pilot a new automatic tax filing system next year to help vulnerable Canadians who don’t file their taxes get the benefits to which they’re entitled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

As Canadians miss out on benefits, Ottawa promises automatic tax filing is on the way

As some vulnerable Canadians who don’t file their taxes miss out on…

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. The Canada Revenue Agency will pilot a new automatic tax filing system next year to help vulnerable Canadians who don’t file their taxes get the benefits to which they’re entitled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Mormon church fined $5M for obscuring size of portfolio

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its investment arm…

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A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Here’s what you need to know to get a head start on filing your 2022 taxes

Canada Revenue Agency says 92 per cent of Canadians filed online last year.

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canada Revenue Agency website is shown in this Wednesday April 17, 2019 image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives

Filing taxes for the first time? Here’s what you need to know

Start early so you can get all your documents together before the filing deadline

The Canada Revenue Agency website is shown in this Wednesday April 17, 2019 image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives
Ottawa husband-and-wife duo Fletcher Gailey-Snell and Ashley Faragher, shown in a handout photo, have turned Fletcher’s nature illustrations into a thriving side hustle, selling apparel, wall art, greeting cards and more. With gig work, freelancing and self-employment becoming an increasingly common way for Canadians to earn extra income, experts say be aware of the tax implications of starting a side hustle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fletch Robbins

Started a side hustle? Seek expert advice to avoid tax season headaches

Taking time to consult a professional can help you access benefits

Ottawa husband-and-wife duo Fletcher Gailey-Snell and Ashley Faragher, shown in a handout photo, have turned Fletcher’s nature illustrations into a thriving side hustle, selling apparel, wall art, greeting cards and more. With gig work, freelancing and self-employment becoming an increasingly common way for Canadians to earn extra income, experts say be aware of the tax implications of starting a side hustle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fletch Robbins
Vancouver will start charging a new hotel tax to help cover the costs of hosting the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. (Ryan Adams/Wikimedia Commons)

7-year-long Vancouver hotel tax to start in February to help pay for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Provincial statement suggests tax would be in place until 2030, so four years after tournament

Vancouver will start charging a new hotel tax to help cover the costs of hosting the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. (Ryan Adams/Wikimedia Commons)
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the union representing taxation employees, claiming it is not bargaining in good faith. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CRA files labour complaint against union amid bargaining impasse ahead of tax season

Union’s move toward strike position would affect the tax filing season, revenue agency says

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the union representing taxation employees, claiming it is not bargaining in good faith. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Lawyer Judith Charbonneau. Lia Crowe photographer

Rising to the challenge

Whether it’s tax law or a marathon, Judith Charbonneau Kaplan is up to the task

  • Nov 18, 2022
Lawyer Judith Charbonneau. Lia Crowe photographer
Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Top Canadian corporations paid $30 billion less in taxes in 2021 than would be expected, according to a new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Advocacy group calls out corporate ‘tax avoidance,’ cites billions lost in new report

Canadians for Tax Fairness found average $13.5 billion shortfall in tax revenues before pandemic

Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Top Canadian corporations paid $30 billion less in taxes in 2021 than would be expected, according to a new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan
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Shakira to stand trial on tax fraud charges in Spain

Shakira has been ordered to stand trial on 2018 allegations the pop…

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A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. The federal government’s newly announced inflation relief for low-income Canadians through the goods and services tax rebate stacks up as better policy than some of the cash payments issued by provinces, economists say.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Temporary boost to GST rebate appropriate amid high inflation: economists

Analyst says a permanent change in how indexation is calculated is necessary

A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. The federal government’s newly announced inflation relief for low-income Canadians through the goods and services tax rebate stacks up as better policy than some of the cash payments issued by provinces, economists say.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski

Luxury tax on Canada’s super-rich could hit green cars: experts

Measure could hit some electric and hybrid vehicles, such as certain Teslas

An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski
Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

EDITORIAL: Tax cuts won’t fix rising gas prices

Fuel in Canada is heavily taxed, but other factors also affect the cost

  • Jul 24, 2022
Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).

B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax set to expand to parts of Vancouver Island by 2023

The tax will now be used in North Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Lions Bay and Squamish

B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).
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B.C. new car dealers seek taxation relief

Provincial, pending federal taxes called double-tax for consumers

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