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It's Tax Time Again—Here Are A Few Tips To Help Ease The Pain!

by Blogger on ‎02-03-2014 06:48 PM - last edited on ‎04-17-2014 04:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Turbo Tax


With everyone's favourite time of year now upon us, I thought it might be useful to briefly summarize a few tips and tidbits to help make filing your tax return a bit more straightforward and a LOT less stressful this tax season. So if you'd like a little help with the perils and complexities of tax time, simply click through for all the info...


TurboTax 101: Comparing Softwares

by Blogger on ‎02-13-2012 08:36 AM - last edited on ‎02-13-2012 08:40 AM by Retired Moderator

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It's never too early to prepare for tax season.  For some of you, you've spent the whole year organizing and marking your receipts, while most of you haven't even scratched the surface of your pile hiding away somewhere in your desk drawers (I'll admit, I'm part of that latter). So let's face it, tax season can be monotonous and, later, hectic.  Saving and organizing receipts can be tedious, but there are also many benefits.  There's nothing better than receiving a big tax return cheque followed by several GST/HST cheques throughout the year. Not only that but getting into the habit of staying up to date with your payments and avoiding procrastination is a good exercise in self-discipline and self-motivation. 



Find out what your tax return is on your iPad

by Blogger on ‎02-17-2011 06:08 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2012 11:03 AM by Retired Moderator

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Tax time is usually not fun for anyone, even for those of us who get money back. Part of the reason for that has a lot to do with waiting to see what the amount is, and then waiting for Revenue Canada to cut a cheque. The TurboTax Refund Calculator is an easy — and free — way to find out just how much you can expect to get back.


Got a home business? Quicken Home & Business might be perfect for you.

by Blogger on ‎02-07-2011 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎05-01-2012 06:18 AM by Retired Moderator

quicken.pngAfter using Quick Cash Manager for the last year I decided to investigate the next step up in Intuit’s software line: Quicken Home & Business. Given that I started my own business last year, it seemed like the next logical step.


I really enjoy the practicality of Cash Manager; being able to download my bank and credit card info, creating my own budget, balancing my cheque book and printing my own cheques forms the base of how I use the program, but being able to keep an eye on my mortgage and forecast my cash flow are tools that have become more relevant to me as time has passed.


TurboTax 2010 Standard edition Review

by Blogger on ‎02-04-2011 09:23 AM - last edited on ‎05-01-2012 06:18 AM by Retired Moderator



So let's face it, people hate doing taxes.  Even so, there are many people out there who decide to file their own income tax returns every year.  This might seem like a daunting task for some but there are a few different software out there that are intuitive enough for even your average joe -- notably TurboTax 2010.


Should you do your taxes yourself online?

by Blogger on ‎04-16-2010 11:53 AM - last edited on ‎05-01-2012 06:35 AM by Retired Moderator

The end of April usually means that the weather is getting better (well, at least it’s supposed to be) but we also know it as the time to file those pesky tax returns. Gone are the days of mounds of paper with numbered lines that seemingly made no sense, or paying accountants to do a job that would probably take them no more than 10 minutes. It is your money, after all, so shouldn’t you do your taxes yourself electronically?


QuickTax 2009: New and improved tax software makes the filing process fly by.

by Blogger on ‎02-05-2010 01:11 PM - last edited on ‎05-01-2012 06:30 AM by Retired Moderator

If you're like many Canadians you've found a tax product that you feel comfortable with and you've stuck with it. For me, the big familiar QuickTax logo is a relief every year; I know what I'll be getting in the box and the type of experience I can expect on my computer. This year will be a bit different for me; I've got a brand new operating system to test out in Windows 7. Let's see how QuickTax stands up to the test...


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