On October 3, 2016, the Federal Government announced new rules that will require you to report the sale of your personal residence on your income tax return commencing with the filing of the 2016 return. This is a departure from past practice where the sale of a personal residence did not require reporting. There is…

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Given the unprecedented length and cold weather that this winter has brought us, many people may be struggling to pay their heating bills.  The Province provides some assistance by way of an emergency fuel benefit of up to $550.  Examples of emergency situations (taken from the government website): • a high heating bill due to the…

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Clients often consult with us on whether being in a common-law relationship for a certain length of time means that they have the same rights and obligations as married persons. This is a common misconception as, in fact, particularly when it comes to property, there can be significant differences in the way the law applies…

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