If you are only an employee, it is most likely you will have some return when filing your income taxes. The story is quite different when you are a sole proprietor or partner of a non-incorporated business.
If you google a little, you will find that sole-proprietorship is the simplest way to start a business. It has pros and cons. You become the business (the person). Your business earnings are your personal earnings, and some expenses can be claimed as the business'.
The catch here is that if you are good on business your income will be way bigger than the expenses you can write off. This means that at the end of the year, you may have a surplus of 70k or more. This means that the CRA will require you to pay around 20k (approx) of taxes.
There are many ways to make that quantity smaller, some of the tricks are:
If after that, you still owe a big amount and you don't have the cash to pay right away your taxes, don't cry! There is a way. The Government of Canada is willing to negotiate payment arrangements.
You just need to call the CRA's TeleArrangement service at 1-866-256-1147 and do a negotiation. Be ready with your notice of assessment, you will need it. Once you do the arrangement, you just need to honour your promises. I was told that if for a reason I wouldn't make it, I shall call them because they will send me to the collection service right away.
So, what kind of arrangement I got? Good question, without giving you many personal details, my 2018 income taxes are split into 12 payments. With the interest rate of 6.51% and first payment starts on May 31st, 2018.
6.51% is kind of a normal rate. A bank guy told me that for car credit, banks are giving as their lower offer 5.99% interest rates. So, I believe it is fair.
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