The “Big Five” Canadian banks offer credit cards and include Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust), Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Did you know that there are many other options?
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June 12 Update: Turo offer for Amex cardholders, new Centurion Lounge to open in Phoenix & Air Canada Business Class sale + MORE Jun 13th
American Express is sending out an offer to many of its cardholders for $100 off a Turo car booking. Check your email for your specific promo code. I received the offer for the personal Platinum Card.Rendering of the new PHX Centurion loungeAlso on the American Express front, the company has anno.... More »
June 13 Update: Earn up to 1,000 bonus miles or Avios with 9 airlines for Marriott stays in Europe & 8 new bonus offers Jun 14th
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If filing your taxes before the deadline went over your head this year, procrastinating can only make things worse.
Unlike sales tax, which is a pay-at-the-pump proposition, Canada’s income tax system is based on self-assessment. Make your money, plan your affairs as best you can and then, pay up.
Not everybody does though. So if the April 30 deadline sneaked up and passed you, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Better to file late than never
Did you just realize that you forgot to file last year?
Some people may neglect to file one year and then freeze when it comes to the next year’s tax return because of the old unfiled return.
This type of procrastination hurts since the Canada Revenue Agency will monitor your financial behaviour over time, using identifiers like your SIN and your date of birth to access data from your bank accounts or credit card transactions.
At this point, it’s best to contact the CRA to find out any penalties you may have incurred, as well as the best way to file and pay off your outstanding balance immediately…