Every few years, it appears that I need to declare email bankruptcy and purge my inbox of old emails.
What this process involves, to select every email older than, in my case, 7 days ago, and move it from the inbox to a depreciated or archived folder. So that you don’t have to look at the emails again. Then you go through those final remaining emails and either move them or keep them. Today, I moved over
That is a lot of emails.
My main email inbox has 15 message left. The archival email inbox is a little higher but it is still processing. I suspect that I will drop that down to a total of ONE email left there.
Some of my former subscribers will have noticed that there is no subscription service at this time. New readers may be asking for a way to subscribe.
At present, the email subscription is disabled pending an overhaul of the email subscription service. There is a duplication of the various email lists and I am consolidating the multiple lists to make things easier for everyone.
When the email lists have been consolidated, the old email lists will be shut down and the new will be activated. At that time, I will allow new subscribers.1
Making a charitable donation is a means of reducing your tax owing. For the first $200 of your donation, you receive a federal credit of 15%. After that, you receive a federal credit of 29%. (Provincial credits will also apply.)
If you want to check out your favourite charity at the CRA, please look at the Charities Listing on their website. You may check out the annual Charitable Returns of any charity at the Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities. Their tax return is public information and is available for any individual to look at.
(Any charity mentioned here is one of 80,000 registered charities in Canada. No endorsement is intended or implied. Please feel free to suggest other charities.)
The Canada Revenue Agency is reviewing the 2016 tax returns. In fact, they are also calling for details on 2014, 2015 and 2016 during 2017.
It is important to note the following:
- The CRA will provide only 30 days to reply to their request for information. They allow only one extension.
- The reply must be sent to the same location that requested the information. This may not necessarily be the same as where you filed your tax return or that issued your Notice.
- Failing to comply with the request will result in a denial of your claim and cause a reassessment of your tax return resulting in a balance owing.
So you’ve been named as executor of an estate. What about the taxes?