Credit Counselling Canada

Credit Counselling Canada

April 12, 2006 11:00 ET

Credit Counselling Canada: Smart Tips for Surviving Tax Time

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Tax time can be a stressful time of year - especially if you are facing a big bill. It is important to plan for your taxes, much as you would any other major annual expense.

Here are a few tax tips to get you started:

If you are self-employed or don't have taxes regularly deducted from your pay
cheque, set aside a portion of your income each month. It is easier to save a
percentage of your pay cheque, than come up with a large amount at once. To resist the temptation to spend your tax dollars, set up a separate account and transfer a specific amount of money into it each month.

Do your research or seek professional advice and make sure you are claiming the
deductions available to you.

Develop long and short-term tax-planning strategies. A little planning can go a long way to decreasing future tax bills.

For more information, visit Credit Counselling Canada at to locate a member agency near you. Members provide consumers with confidential counselling, debt management and education programs.

Contact Information

  • Credit Counselling Canada
    Scott Hannah
    British Columbia
    (604) 527-8999 (ext. 211)
    Credit Counselling Canada
    Diane Rennie
    (403) 234-6184
    Credit Counselling Canada
    Laurie Campbell
    Central Canada
    (416) 228-2526
    Credit Counselling Canada
    John Eisner
    Atlantic Canada
    (506) 633-3990