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Inside Out: Fees for Registered Plans


If you pay fees for the management of your registered portfolio, be it a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP), registered retirement income fund (RRIF) or tax-free savings account (TFSA), these fees are not tax deductible.

Hold the Holdco!


You may be a small business owner. You may own a portfolio of investments. In either scenario, you may be wondering whether a holding company or “Holdco” makes sense for you.

Understanding the Taxation of Investment Income


Various types of investment income are taxed differently. This report will review the tax implications related to the most common forms of investment income and will go through what expenses may be deducted against such income to reduce your taxes payable.

most parents prefer to give their adult kids money than live with them

Jamie Golombek tells BNN about the advantages of financial gifts and answers some common questions.

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