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Essential Tax Numbers for 2021 for Canadian Residents

Use this handy list of tax numbers as a quick reference.

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Taxes 2021

This article was updated on Dec. 2, 2020, to include 2021 numbers. Source- advisor.ca

Working clients

  • Maximum RRSP contribution: The maximum contribution for 2021 is $27,830; for 2020, it’s $27,230.
  • TFSA limit: In 2021, the annual limit is $6,000, for a total of $75,500 for someone who has never contributed and has been eligible for the TFSA since its introduction in 2009. The annual limit for 2020 is also $6,000, for a total of $69,500 in room available in 2020 for someone who has been eligible since 2009.
  • Maximum pensionable earnings: For 2021, the maximum pensionable earnings amount is $61,600 ($58,700 in 2020), and the basic exemption amount remains $3,500 for 2020 and 2021.
  • Maximum EI insurable earnings: The maximum annual insurance earnings (federal) for 2021 is $56,300, up from $54,200 in 2020.
  • Lifetime capital gains exemption: The lifetime capital gains exemption is $892,218 in 2021, up from $883,384 in 2020.
  • Low-interest loans: The current family loan rate is 1%.
  • Home buyers’ amountDid your client buy a home? He or she may be able to claim up to $5,000 of the purchase cost, and get a non-refundable tax credit of up to $750.
  • Medical expenses threshold: For the 2021 tax year, the maximum is 3% of net income or $2,421, whichever is less. For 2020, the max is 3% or $2,397.
  • Basic personal amount: The basic personal amount for 2021 is $13,808 for taxpayers with net income of $151,978 or less. At income levels above $151,978, the basic personal amount is gradually clawed back until it reaches $12,421 for net income of $216,511. The basic personal amount for 2020 ranges from $12,298 to $13,229.

Older clients

  • Age amount: Clients can claim this amount if they were 65 years of age or older on December 31 of the taxation year. The maximum amount they can claim in 2021 is $7,713, up from $7,637 in 2020.
  • OAS recovery threshold: If your client’s net world income exceeds $79,845 in 2021 or $79,054 in 2020, he or she may have to repay part of or the entire OAS pension.

Clients with children, dependants

  • Canada caregiver credit: If you have a dependant under the age of 18 who’s physically or mentally impaired, you may be able to claim up to an additional $2,295 for 2021 and $2,273 for 2020 in calculating certain non-refundable tax credits. For infirm dependants 18 or older, the amount for 2021 is $7,348 and the 2020 amount is $7,276.
  • Disability amount: The amount for 2021 is $8,662 (non-refundable credit; $8,576 in 2020), with a supplement up to $5,053 for those under 18 (the amount is reduced if child care expenses are claimed; $5,003 in 2020).
  • Child disability benefit: The child disability benefit is a tax-free benefit of up to $2,915 (2021) for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions. For 2020, the amount is $2,886.
  • Canada child benefit: In 2021, the maximum CCB benefit is $6,833 per child under age six and up to $5,765 per child aged six through 17. In 2020, those amounts are $6,765 per child under age six and up to $5,708 per child aged six through 17. Eligible recipients received $300 more per child earlier this year as part of the government’s financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Expect More !

One of the major drivers for hi-performance professionals is their hunger to ‘expect more’ from themselves. The constant urge to make it big in life, a consistent chatter in their mind about achieving something, making a mark, a solitude and resolve towards excellence, looking at oneself in high regard and capacity. These are all traits of persevering, motivated and driven individuals.

Seeking excellence is the way of life. It is conflux of your ambitions, experiences and achievements. However, these are the winning habits. One must cultivate this winner mindset with new skills and actions. One must consistently work to achieve and generate results and still continue to ‘expect more’

Happy Weekend Guys! Cheers!

Love for Learning

In life, you should read, study and learn for the ‘love of learning’. An innate neurological activity, releases endorphins and happiness hormones such as serotonin and dopamine to propel you to learn with sense of peace and focus. This goes a long way. So next time you get to study, do it for the love of reading and learning and not just clearing exams. It reduces anxiety and brings alpha state of mind for maximum performance.

How to stay focused for longer period of time?

1. Desensitize Your Brain- Stop watching screens. Go for a walk.

2. Use Alpha Music- You may use specific music that will help you focus. You can try that but make sure you do not do anything else and stick to the task you want to do.

3. Limit Caffeine. Have <300gm and try break it down to avoid sporadic concentration levels throughout the day.

4. Get in the Flow state. If you can do something for 20 minutes continuously, you get into the ‘Flow’. Try it out.

Check out this video link- https://youtu.be/LE8mNTJOYmQ

Inspiration By Travel !

I happened to visit Hemkund Sahib this month and these are my learnings from this trip-

1. It is a 44km trecherous trek from & to Govind Ghat. It is not for everybody. Even though you can choose your mode of travel in parts, it is still not for the faint hearted. This needs only & only a strong resolve.

2. The trek is not kept well. One of the reasons is locals need work during season and this many earn their livelihood doing mineal jobs. To generate employment, development work gets hampered.

In larger interest of local community, tourist and shrine visitors suffer. This leads to lower footfall and less business activity in comparison to other religious locations.

3. Mobile connectivity not available from Airtel, Vodafone. BSNL is available with poor signal quality. Jio actively spreading its fiber network in the region.

4. Electricity a problem in Govind Dham, 13km from Govind Ghat. Frequent cuts restrict trade. Power back up comes handy. Water supply adequate.

5. The vigour, professionalism and honesty of human resource especially locals here is phenomenal. People are dead honest to their work and do their best.

6. The scenic views are world class. It’s completely worth the effort you put in to reach the valley before shrine.

7. Ideal for personal development.

BIG LEARNING- Sages, Religious Leaders, Gods did not go to such hi-places for seclusion, solidarity and sage-hood. They went there to teach the league of men; that to lead your life well, you need to walk through the path of hell- with rocks and boulders, steps and floors, mountain and valleys. So for good life, keep walking.