Posts belonging to Category tax

In Divorce, Which Half You Get Makes All The Difference

The financial ramifications of divorce can be devastating! But, with proper planning and expert help from professionals specializing in financially equitable divorce settlements, you can increase your chances of arriving at a settlement that fully addresses your long-term financial needs. What’s missing in most divorce processes is financial expertise! You must understand that a 50/50 […]

Take the Right Steps to Satisfy the Tax Man

The Tax Man is neither attractive nor outgoing nor does he have a sense of humor, qualities we usually look for in a relationship mate. But, if you are looking for assertive, reliable and committed then surely the Tax Man will not disappoint. At such an overwhelming time in our life, we could certainly use […]

What does technology have to do with communications, especially in a divorce?

Ninety percent (90%) of conflict is due to misunderstandings.  That’s just a “rule of thumb.” We humans have invented this wonderful faculty of language but we really don’t know how to use it all that well.  Other stats: up to 70% of the information we get from another person has nothing to do with the […]

Who gets to claim the kids on their taxes? The IRS rules may surprise you!

The end of the year is here and that means that tax time is coming up. I always write several articles and I blog about tax implications of child support for those parents in the midst of divorce negotiations and for those in the throes of tax preparation because it’s always nice to discover that […]


A recently divorced lady told me she had filed a joint tax return during her marriage to her husband. Two years later she received a notice from the IRS that her spouse had failed to report a bonus, and they were both being assessed taxes on the deficiency.  Persons entering a troubled time in their […]


The harmonized sales tax will combine the eight percent provincial sales tax with the five percent federal goods and services tax(GST) to create a single 13 percent harmonized sales tax (HST). The Ontario HST is scheduled to take effect July 1, 2010. The following items in real estate will be subject to HST: Commissions, legal fees, inspections […]