Saturday, 4 April 2009

Taxes time!

Taxes time!!! I kind of like taxes time in Canada because is different to how is done in Venezuela. When we get to this point in Venezuela is when you know how much you'll have to pay the goverment, but here is when you get to know how much the goverment will return to you after all the money you already gave them ^^

You can do your taxes for last year at any point between January and April, but I like March, since is not at the very last moment and because we never do it at the very beginning ;) Is important to keep everything you think it could help you for the tax return, like:
* TTC monthly passes, GO monthly passes and in general any public transportation monthly pass.
* Mortgage receipts.
* Car payment receipts (only if you bought it, no leasing).
* Utilities receipts.
* If you moved that year, the rent of the van/truck.
* And in general keep everything that you think could help, worst case escenario, you wont use it!.

There are a few ways to fill yoour tax return, like using tax softwares, hiring an accountant or going to a place like H&R. This is our second year and we did it again with H&R, where they know exactly what they are doing and almost always will give you your tax return at the moment ;)


Zhu said...

I'm not very good at deducting things because I hate keeping receipts.

I have to do my taxes when I come back...

Maria Zita Martinez said...

Hi Aiglee!

I really enjoy reading your blog. May I add you as a friend? I can relate to all your blogs, like you I came to Canada not too long ago. :)

I am new with blogging, so I am not sure how to add friends, but I am really looking forward to add you to my contacts.

take care and happy easter!

Aiglee said...

Hi Zhu, yeah, is a lot of paper!!! Good luck doing them when you come back and keep enjoying over those beautiful places!

Maria, I have no idea what you mean! Sorry that I can't help you but I don't know what you mean with adding me as a friend ^^