Q. I just received a report from my brokerage noting the value of one of my investments was cut in half. Can this loss report be used to lower taxes and how does that work? I understand there is also a specific form used for Canada Revenue, but I’m not sure which ones I need. Thanks, LeslieA. The loss on stocks (and any other capital asset) is a capital loss. Capital losses may be used to reduce capital gains in the year of sale, any of the immediate three years, or any future year.
Q. I purchased a condo in Saskatchewan in 2001. I was young, and because I had a lower income than usual that year, my father co-signed for the mortgage. If I sell the condo with my dad on the title, will he be subject to the capital gains tax? And if so, can I get him off the title prior to a potential sale and avoid any capital gains tax? A: The entire concept of ownership in the Income Tax Act is intriguing, as there is no clear definition of the term.
Q: If a cottage is purchased and held in joint tenancy with five other people, when is capital gains tax due? As each person dies or not until the cottage is sold? A: In a joint tenancy arrangement, each of the tenants owns an unrestricted portion of the property. Each of the individual tenants may keep or sell their portion of the property during their lifetime. Joint tenancy also comes with a right of survival.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".