Personal Taxes

When it comes to your personal returns, we have you covered.

As your small business accountant, we provide support with everything from investment income and capital gains to write-offs, expenses, deductions and income splitting. We have experienced CPAs, a streamlined system, and service that ensures you’re meeting all the deadlines and avoiding audits. It’s personal tax with the personal service you deserve.


Always up to date

Always looking for ways to save you tax dollars, if we see something important, we’ll ask you about it. And if something significant happened in your life, it’s important that you tell us. Did you get married or divorced? Did you have medical issues this year, buy a house, sell your house, move for a new job, or have another child? We have a thorough T1 checklist that we send out each year in March to help you gather all the information.

RRSP contributions

Your RRSP contribution limit is based on your prior year’s “earned” income and accumulates unused contribution room year upon year. We can always advise you on how much you can or should contribute to your RRSP, but the CRA will always send out a Notice of Assessment that contains this information. Once your personal tax return has been filed and processed by the CRA, they will provide your Notice of Assessment by mail or electronically, depending on your preference.

CRA and audit support

The CRA sends all correspondence in those foreboding brown envelopes.  You can open these letters, read them, and call the CRA for a quick and painless conversation. Or, you can let us handle it. Just bring them to our office, email a copy of the letter to us, or just call and we’ll have a quick chat about what the CRA is asking about. As your accountant, we do everything to help you avoid getting audited – and if that brown envelope does arrive, we’ll deal with the CRA on your behalf. Ask us how we act as your representative with the CRA.

Tax Free Savings Account

The Tax Free Savings Account (“TFSA”) is a way to earn money with investments and not pay any tax on gains, dividends or income. The annual contribution limit typically ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 and is cumulative. You must invest after-tax dollars in your TFSA, and unlike RRSPs, you do not get a tax break now by investing in your TFSA. Let your TFSA investments grow for your entire life, then convert your capital into a steady stream of tax-free income when you retire. The opposite of the RRSP, which saves you taxes today, TFSA doesn’t save you any tax now, but everything you withdraw from the account is tax-free.


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2017 Personal Tax Checklist

Please download this excel document, fill it out as best you can and email it back to madeline@truenorthaccounting.com. If you are a returning client and know we have the information, don’t worry about filling out everything.


Electronic Signatures

We use Sign Now for electronic signatures. You do not need to sign up for anything, just click the "Sign Engagement Letter" button and follow the prompts. Click "Done" when you're finished. There is no need to download a copy (but you can if you like) and no need to sign into the App. Simply close the window when you're done and the form will be sent to us. 

Existing Clients Only

We are sorry, but we are not accepting new personal tax clients. Completing these forms does not mean we are taking care of your taxes. Only sign if you are an existing corporate or personal tax client. Thank you


Engagement Letter

We are required to have engagement letters signed for each client. You can sign the engagement letter electronically by clicking the link below. We only require one engagement letter per family.


Authorization To E-File (T183 Form)

We require a signed T183 Form for each person before we can file the tax returns. You can electronically sign this form by clicking the link below. Keep in mind that we need everyone in your family to sign before we can efile.


Authorize a Representative

We also need a T1013 Form signed in order to become your representative with the CRA. Unless you are positive we already have a signed copy of this authorization on file, please sign a copy of the T1013 electronically by clicking the link below.