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Tax Planning & Preparation

You work hard for your money and you deserve to keep as much of it as possible. Minimizing your taxes is Key to any Successful Financial Plan.

What is Tax Planning?

Successful financial planning involves implementing strategies that help you reach your financial goals, be they short-term or long-term. Over the long haul, taxes are quite often one of your single biggest ongoing expenses, and so prudent tax planning is a necessary and crucial step in ensuring that you’re on track to meeting your financial planning goals and objectives. No tax situation is exactly the same, and so your comprehensive tax plan should be based on your personal priorities and goals.

Effective Tax Planning Strategies:

Pension Splitting Between Spouses

Pension splitting is a strategy available to individuals receiving pension income, whereby they split that pension income with their spouse or common-law partner in order to minimize their income tax liability.

Investing through Whole Life Insurance

A tax-exempt life insurance solution that can be used as an investment vehicle that facilitates tax free growth on your savings and provides an additional income stream come retirement.

Flow Through Shares

A tax incentivised investment strategy that involves investing in certain asset classes, which can then be claimed against your income. This can reduce your tax burden and allow for investment growth.

Life Annuities

Life annuities make prescribed payments to you, in exchange for a lump some up-front payment, and are only taxed on the interest portion of the investment, providing a tax-advantaged future income stream.

Individual Pension Plans

All funds that are paid into an individual pension plan by a business are fully tax deductible against your personal income. These contributions reduce your tax burden and provide future income.

RESP Contributions

RESPs are a registered tax-sheltered savings plan designed to help you save for your children’s post-secondary education. They also receive grants to supplement the contributions and growth.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan

RRSP contributions are a simple way to save for retirement, and are also fully deductible against your income. The contributions can be invested and grow within the plan to provide retirement income.

TFSA Contributions

A flexible savings account that can help you achieve both short– and long-term savings goals, with all earnings free from taxation. All of your gains in a TFSA can we withdrawn tax-free.

Tax Preparation

At Optimize Wealth, we offer a wide range of innovative tax preparation services designed to meet your specific tax situation. From busy employees and executives to seasoned entrepreneurs, everyone can benefit from our team of experienced tax specialists. When it comes to assessing your personal tax situation, we will help you optimize your tax returns with any tax credits and deductions available to you. You work hard for your money and you deserve to keep as much of it as possible. Work with us to optimize your tax return and we’ll show you how.

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Rental Properties

You have worked hard to acquire, manage, and produce a steady return on your real estate investment properties. Let us help you further increase these investment returns by optimizing different aspects of your specific real estate tax return so that you can get the most out of your real estate assets and investments.

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Commissioned Sales Person

Often individuals with commission paying jobs don’t realize just how much they could be saving in taxes. Whether it’s deducting client related or professional expenses, there are numerous ways to minimize your tax bill. We are waiting to assist you every step of the way.

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Employee Tax Returns

When preparing Tax Returns for employees and executives we ensure that every variable is taken into consideration to minimize your tax bill. We look beyond just T4s and other standard T Slips to optimize your entire tax situation and take advantage of opportunities to minimize your tax burden.

The Result? Minimizing your taxes will enable you to keep more of your hard earned money and will help you achieve your goals quicker than ever.