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Tax Tips Part 2

Tax on Split Income

Owner-managers often try to split income with children to lower their tax liability. This is not always effective. Split income will include income earned through a trust or partnership that is derived from a business or a rental property of the trust or partnership, if a person related to the minor is actively engaged in the business or partnership.

Medical Expense Tax Credit

Taxpayer can claim amounts paid for the design of an individualized therapy plan for an individual eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.

Donation Of Ecologically Sensitive Land

The CFWD has increased from 5 to 10 years.

Search and Rescue Volunteer’s Credit

The Rescue Volunteer’s credit is a non-refundable credit worth $450 (15% of $3,000).


Pro Tip


The Small Business Deduction gives businesses a tax deduction on the first $500,000 of income. This saves an eligible corporation around up to $50,000 in income taxes. There are a number of conditions that have to be met to be eligible for this deduction.


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