Davidow & Nelson Blog

Tax Tidbits

Some quick points to consider… – The annual TFSA limit for 2022 remains at $6,000. As such, if an individual has never contributed and has built room since the program’s inception in 2009, up to $81,500 can be contributed. – Employees working from home in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic will again have the… Read more »


For the 2020 year, many employees were required to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those employees generally had two deduction possibilities: using the flat method of claiming $2/day the individual worked from home, or doing a detailed calculation to claim the actual costs associated with working from home. While the first option… Read more »

Flexible Planning Possibilities: WITHDRAWING FROM FAMILY RESPs

A July 21, 2021 Money Sense article (My three kids chose different educational paths. How do I withdraw RESP funds in a way that’s fair to them and avoids unnecessary taxes?, Allan Norman) considered some possibilities and strategies to discuss when withdrawing funds from a single RESP when children have different financial needs for their… Read more »

Pitfalls and Possibilities: HOLDING DIGITAL ASSETS IN RRSPs

Recently, individuals have become more interested in investing in digital assets such as cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash etc.); cryptocurrency liquidity mining and yield farming; and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The next question often asked is whether such items can be held in tax-advantaged accounts such as an RRSP. An RRSP’s tax-preferred treatment only extends to “qualified… Read more »