Canadians appear to be embracing our various retirement savings accounts. According to recent census data released last week by Statistics Canada, nearly two-thirds of Canada’s 14 million households made some form of retirement contribution in 2015. Just over 40 per cent of households contributed to a TFSA, 35 per cent to an RRSP and 30 per cent to a registered pension plan, with almost 10 per cent of households contributing something to all three.
Most people rely blindly on their tax slips to properly report their income. But if the information contained on the tax slip is wrong or incomplete, is the taxpayer still liable for the taxes owing and any arrears interest or penalty? That was the issue before the Tax Court in June 2017 (Bolduc v The Queen, 2017 TCC 104) in the case of a Quebec truck driver and an incorrect T4.
With kids now back in school, what better time to remind our clients that they should ensure they're taking full advantage of registered education savings plans (RESPs). For clients with excess non-registered funds, that means not just making the $2,500 annual contributions needed to maximize the Canada Educations Savings Grants (CESGs) of $500 a year per child, but topping up each child's RESP by an extra $14,000.
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".