My name is Mark Goodfield. Welcome to The Blunt Bean Counter ™, a blog that shares my thoughts on income taxes, finance and the psychology of money. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner with BDO. This blog is meant for everyone, but in particular for high net worth individuals and owners of private corporations. My posts are blunt, opinionated and even have a twist of humour/sarcasm. You've been warned. Please note the blog posts are time sensitive and subject to changes in legislation or law.

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  • Tips on How to Protect Your RRSP
  • 15 Tax Preparation Tips from The Blunt Bean Counter
  • Tax Loss Selling - The 2012 Version
  • What "You May Be Worth Someday" Statements
  • Canadians Continue to Break TFSA Rules - So Why not Help Them?
  • Business and Income Tax Issues in Selling a Corporation 
  • A Family Vacation-A Memory worth not Dying for
  • Cottages- Cost Base Additions, are they a new CRA Audit Target? 
  • The Top Ten Accountant Pet Peeves about Personal Income Tax Season 



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