Here are some common questions we hear leading up to graduation.
We have you covered! 1. We’ve been told it would be better to buy our disability insurance now or as soon as possible. When should we be considering buying long term disability insurance? We recommend obtaining the coverage as soon as possible, but at the latest, while you are in 4th year. It is while […]
Shared Ownership in a Critical Illness Policy
A solution for incorporated Dentists to obtain both sickness benefits and tax savings Shared Ownership refers to the situation in which more than one party owns an interest in an insurance policy. With the recent changes to the taxation of professional corporations, we have seen a lot of interest in using this strategy with Critical […]
Thinking of participating in the International Student Outreach Program?
Consider securing your Disability Insurance first In Fourth year of their DDS Studies, many students will consider participation in the International Student Outreach Program. This program provides DDS4 students with opportunities to stretch and grow their clinical skills in the field while making a meaningful difference in the lives of people in underserviced parts of […]
Tips for Writing an Exceptional Resume
When you are looking for a job that is the perfect fit for you, don’t forget that the person doing the hiring is looking for the perfect fit for THEM! Here are some tips that will help you with your resume writing: 1. Show your passion – Employers want you to be passionate about the […]
Recent changes to the taxation of your professional corporation
Given the recent changes to the taxation of your professional corporation (PC), we are always on the lookout for innovative ways to help you save tax. As you probably recall, the changes effectively killed the concept of income splitting and introduced a tax penalty on passive income earned inside the PC. If you are a […]
Professional Corps and the New Tax Proposals. Don’t be fooled…you are still in the Government’s cross hairs
Finance Minister Morneau’s 2018 budget continued the string of punitive tax measures aimed at small business owners, especially Professionals. While many commentators opined that it wasn’t as bad as expected, it still represents more taxation. In fact, this sigh of relief seems to have obscured the analysis of the true, albeit delayed, impact. The impact […]
Is HealthPlus right for you?
HealthPlus is a Private Health Services Plan. Used by thousands of small business owners across Canada, a PHSP enables the business to deduct 100% of the family’s health and dental expenses incurred by themselves and their employees as a business expense. One of the great benefits of our plan is that it gives you the […]
Reminder for our investment clients
The deadline to contribute to your RRSP for the 2016 tax year is March 1, 2017. It’s a good idea to NOT wait right to the end. Also, a reminder that the 2017 TFSA limit is $5,500 and your lifetime maximum contribution is now $52,000. Many are under the false impression that only Banks offer […]
Upcoming changes to the taxation of life insurance
It’s been 34 years since the government updated the rules for the life insurance “exempt test” – a test that allows insurance policies to benefit from tax-exempt growth. There will be a significant impact to policies issued after December 31, 2016. This edition of TaxBites discusses the changes and the actions you might consider before […]
Thinking about Fort McMurray
In the days after this tragic event, the entire Protect team want to offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the people and families impacted by the Fort McMurray fire. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire community of Fort McMurray in the midst of this devastating event. In order to help those affected, […]