How to Calculate Business Use of Home Expenses Canada

More and more businesses are choosing to operate out of personal residences rather than pay for corporate spaces. If you are a business owner, this means that you can deduct a percentage of your home expenses that are used for business purposes. How to calculate business use of home expenses is actually simpler than it […]

The Most Important Self-Employed Tax Deductions

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As a self-employed individual and small business owner, you are likely looking for the most important expenses to keep track of that can be deducted from your taxes. If you’re self-employed, read this blog to learn what the most important tax deductions are and how Gallo LLP can help you win in business! What Does […]

14 Ways to Get a Bigger Tax Refund

As our T4s and other tax documents come in, you’re likely wondering how you can get as large of a tax refund as possible. At Gallo LLP, we go over every single document to make sure you have claimed everything you can and receive a bigger tax refund.  How are personal income tax refunds calculated? […]

What Happens If You File Taxes Late

Many Canadians wonder every year what would happen if they file their taxes late. Tax season can be a stressful time. Whether you’re worried about getting all your documents in place and filing on time, or you are worried about taxes you owe, the potential consequences of filing taxes late can be a weight on […]

How Early Can You File Your Taxes [2021] 

Tax season can be a stressful time. If you’re looking to get your taxes over with and file as soon as possible, you’re not alone! You can file your taxes as early as you like, so long as you have all the necessary documents and information collected. Read our blog on how early you can […]

What Tax Deductions Can Self-Employed Physicians Claim?

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As a self-employed physician, your tax structure and deductions are different from a salaried physician. If you’re making the transition from a salaried employee to that of an independent, self-employed physician, you’re going to need a clear understanding of what expenses to track, what items are deductible, and how you can prepare for tax season.  […]

What is a Tenant Inducement? Tax and Accounting Implications

Tenant inducements are something that can seem like an easy choice. If you’re offered a tenant inducement or considering offering them to find more business, it can seem like an easy giveaway, but that’s not always the case. Tenant inducements can impact your annual taxation and have many implications regarding bookkeeping and your business’ accounting […]

What are Tuition Tax Credits?

If you’re a Canadian post-secondary student, you’ve likely wondered what a tuition tax credit is and how to use it. Or, maybe you’ve looked on your CRA account and wondered what those carried over amounts are for. Understanding tuition tax credits and how to use them properly can help save you or your loved ones […]

When Do You Need to Report Rental Income?

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Collecting rental income on a property is a fantastic way to help with mortgage costs and pay off an investment property. Rental income, though not associated with a paycheck, still needs to be reported alongside your income taxes. Not reporting your rental income fully (or at all) can lead to penalties and interest payments. If […]

Understanding Real Estate Accounting

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Understanding real estate accounting can be a difficult process. In order to increase your revenue and improve your real estate business, you will need to understand what to track and how to keep your bookkeeping in order. As a property manager, you also want a qualified real estate accountant on your side to help you […]