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. 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.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The BBC and the Globe and Mail

I would like to thank Roma Luciw and Dianne Nice of The Globe & Mail for featuring me in an article and online chat respectively this past Wednesday.

I really enjoyed Roma's article on Ten tax related things that leave Canadians stumped, as there are numerous income tax provisions and tax policy decisions that really leave one shaking their heads when preparing their personal income tax return.

Do you have any head scratchers in relation to filing your personal income tax return? If so, please provide it as a comment to this post. You will feel better venting and you may provide me with a topic for a future blog post.

Dianne and I discussed Tax Tips for Investors. There were some excellent questions. The link provides a recap of the entire chat. You may want to take a quick read to see if there are any answers that are relevant to your income tax situation.

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  1. Mark, I just wanted to thank you for your tax tips. When I read through your chat, I realized I had missed one of the items you mentioned people commonly miss -- interest on a bond purchase (I wasn't sure how to handle this before). I quickly adjusted my return on line and should be receiving a greater refund.

    1. Hi Harry, glad I could help,we always want more money in your pocket than the CRA's