Howard Halpern

About Howard Halpern

Howard Halpern CPA (Canada), CA, CPA (USA), CFP, TEP, has spent over thirty years providing financial management, strategic business planning and tax advice to closely held business, professional service providers, and high-income taxpayers.

Only 58 Days Left to Save

You only have 58 days left to save on your 2018 personal income tax by contacting us now to arrange your free, no-obligation, strictly confidential FinancialCHECKUP™.  To obtain your free 2018 TAX RETURN ORGANIZER™ please contact us. Now more than ever you need to know that you are paying the least amount of tax.
TAX TIP    Regarding Canadian tax evasion cases, the courts […]

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How To Save 2018 Income Tax


We are proud to present our updated annual 2018 TAX RETURN ORGANIZER™, your indispensable reference guide to help you save money by reducing the amount you pay in income taxes. Click here to read and print it.

TAX TIP         If you are an employee, you should try to receive a per-kilometre automobile allowance from your employer […]

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Cash Savings Techniques


Happy 2019!  We wish you and your family Health and Prosperity in this New Year!  You can’t predict the future.  But we’ll help you plan for it.  For over 30 years we’ve been helping businesses and individuals save money and prevent costly mistakes.  HALPERN Chartered Professional Accounting Firm combines the […]

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Year-End Tax Planning Tips


Now is the time to take advantage of final 2018 year-end tax saving opportunities. Ideally, tax planning should be a year-round affair since many tax strategies require foresight to be effective. The good news: there are still opportunities to reduce your 2018 tax liability, particularly if you act before the […]

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How to Fix Your Business


Do you remember your first day in business?  Since then, you’ve sacrificed a lot for your business, worked long hours, and maybe even borrowed money.  The business was doing OK and you took home a good income.

Today, things might have changed.  Expenses may be rising and you may now find […]

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Your Wealth and Independence


Exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and managing stress effectively can help you maintain a positive mind and healthy body. For many Canadians, though, doing so on a daily basis is a big challenge.  The link between stress and health has long intrigued workplace health providers, employers, doctors and scientists. […]

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Why Tax Planning is Important


Most people either don’t do any advanced planning or they wait until the last minute to try and do something about reducing their taxes. Advanced tax planning is the process of projecting your tax liability ahead of time, and reviewing your situation to uncover tax minimization strategies that can reduce […]

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Important Tax Facts


The Fraser Institute is the top think-tank in Canada for the tenth straight year and ranks in the top 25 among all think-tanks worldwide, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go-To Think Tanks Index.

As we near end of summer 2018, here are some interesting and important tax facts Canadians […]

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What Meal and Entertainment Costs Can You Deduct?



Most of the time, the maximum that you can claim for meals and entertainment expenses is 50% of the lesser of: (a) the actual cost you incur, or (b) an amount that is “reasonable”.

Also, there are special rules for foot and bicycle couriers, and if you are a long-haul truck […]

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Is the TFSA for You?


To encourage saving, the federal government introduced the TFSA Tax-Free Savings Account in 2009.  In some ways, the TFSA mirrors the RRSP and RESP in that there is an annual contribution limit but contributions are not tax-deductible.  A TFSA therefore lets you grow tax-free investment income such as interest, dividends […]

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