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Canadians Can Chat With TurboTax Tax Experts

Intuit Canada is offering free online or over the phone chatting with Tax Experts in Canada. During the tax season, these TurboTax Canada tax experts are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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Beginning in February, Canadians can call or chat online with TurboTax tax experts. If you have questions about claiming business property deductions or medical expenses for small business employees, calling TurboTax Canada is a great idea at the right price, free. You don’t need an appointment just jump online.

Like many in America, we in Canada want the largest possible tax refund at filing time. Get professional advice and using great software helps to ensure you get every deduction. Once an additional fee, expert support is now available to anyone that has purchased the popular tax preparation software. The service starts when tax season begins and does not end until the tax deadline has pasted.

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Getting Your Taxes Done The Easy Way With TurboTax Canada

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When it comes to doing taxes, it can be a painstaking endeavor. So many people make it sound like it is something that you can easily get done in a few minutes that you may even be tempted to wait for the last minute to get started. There are an incredible amount of problems if you wait too long to do all the paperwork and turn it in. In fact, there can be so many complications, that you will find yourself lost amidst the shuffle of trying to put together a plan to fill out all the forms, and then get a refund. If you find yourself trying to placate an angry system, it’s time to ease the burden by getting TurboTax Canada.

Filling Out Forms The Smart Way

Let’s assume that you didn’t want to purchase software or get any help. You could definitely try to go at it the “manual” way. Getting information and writing it all down on the forms in pen, fixing the numbers, calculating the things you write off, and working on all the different forms can be done. However, if you make a mistake, or if you misinterpret what is being said, you could be in trouble. Every year millions of well-meaning people get in trouble over tax miscalculations and more. Why risk it? When you could fill out forms in a smarter, more concise fashion?

Peace of Mind

There is a certain amount of peace that will come over you when you are filling out the correct paperwork and you are gaining ground on this financial solution. Peace of mind will come through when you fill out your forms properly, file them, and get confirmation of your refund status. This is not only like lifting a big burden off your shoulders ,it’s going to pay off in the long term, because you will not have to worry about auditing or anything along those lines.

Streamlining The Process

If nothing else, you need to look at TurboTax Canada as a way to expedite the process of paying your taxes, or at least filling out the correct information overall. Taxes are not going anywhere, and you may be dreading trying to get them done and filed. However, with the easy to use options found through this software and website, you will end up streamlining everything to the necessary questions, and that’s it. Whether you’re a tax expert or not, you will be gaining leverage here and will definitely find the maximum deductions, and refund potential.

The worst thing that you can do is not fill out forms, or just wait for the government to knock on your door. There’s nothing worse than owing back taxes, and having to deal with garnishments, penalties and more.

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Teach Your Children About Taxes – Pre-teens & Young Kids

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We finally get to wave good-bye to old man Winter and get ready to welcome in the Spring. One additional season that takes place around this time, is tax season. It is that time of year when everyone is busy gathering up information and organizing paperwork in anticipation of the April 30 deadline. I myself keep on top of taxes all year round by filing all my slips and receipts within a huge accordian file as I receive them. When March is at its end, I am ready for it! Having tools like TurboTax Canada makes preparing my return quite a painless, quick, and easy process.

What I call an accordian may be a shoebox to you, as long as it holds all your receipts and important documents. However, in a shoebox they will all be piled up on top of one another and disorganized. Now you have to lay them out on the table and take the time to sift through them all and find what you need. The sorting can take a long time.

Tax Credits Deadline 31 July
Tax Credits Deadline 31 July (Photo credit: HM Revenue & Customs)

Teachable Moment:

The kids might notice that you are into something, and be curious. Why not grab this moment to teach them about taxes? Even though they are still too young to be income tax payers, they are never too young to learn. It will be a chance to give them a basic concept of the process. You can explain to them why taxes are collected, and that the government collects them. They can learn what our tax dollars are supposed to be doing, like building roads and bridges, giving us opportunities for doctor visits, public schools, and lots of things we use and need every day.

Let your children get involved and learn about life this next tax season. They are smarter than we give them credit for sometimes. Let them watch you use TurboTax Canada for your own taxes.

Tax Credits and Deductions

You can show your kids how interesting and how relevant taxes can be, simply by explaining to them, that some of what they do actually affects the lowering of your taxes. A good example would be if your kids were attending parochial school. Then you could be entitled to claim part of their tuition as being a charitable donation (you would need to get a receipt from the school for verification). There are also some extracurricular activities that can provide some savings on taxes as well. If the kids are involved in gymnastics or hockey or something, the you’ll be able to claim a ‘fitness amount’. If they happen to have signed up for guitar lessons, then you can claim that as a children’s art tax credit. Raising kids can be quite taxing, so they allow you to claim child tax credits for children under 18 (bad joke but true nonetheless).

Your kids might surprise you at how interested they are in learning about how you can claim deductions for their day camp, the babysitter, day care, the nanny, and more, can be deducted as ‘child care expense’. The max on this is $7,000 for children under age 7, and then $4,000 on children 7 and above, all the way to age 16. Children who are qualified for a disability tax credit can get as much as a $10,000 credit. With knowledge, organization, and a program like TurboTax Canada, they can have a much better experience than some of us who didn’t have such a good learning head start.

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