It’s time to prepare your 2021 tax return, and if you need a little help, Alexander Frei of the Tax Planning Center Whitehorse is ready to answer your questions.
“I’m here to make filing your taxes as easy as possible,” says Alex, who can help clients in person, online or over the phone. “Some of my clients in communities outside of Whitehorse don’t want to come into town just to file their taxes. As long as you have a phone and access to email or fax, I can help them access the T-slips available from the CRA and file their return.
Alex has 14 years of experience in financial services. When he’s not filing taxes, he works as an investment and insurance advisor. He took over the Whitehorse Tax Planning Center four years ago, continuing the service started by the original owner.
“The company has been in Whitehorse for 39 years and now has franchises across the country. This location in Whitehorse started it all, and I feel a sense of pride in being able to carry on the legacy,” he says.
New Travel Tax Credit for Northern Residents
Northern residents can now claim up to $1,200 in tax deduction for travel to southern Canada for vacation, family or medical reasons. The benefit expands eligibility for a previous travel tax credit, which was only available to northerners whose employers paid travel benefits.
“Not everyone is aware of the change, which means many people may miss out on important tax benefits,” says Alex. “The method for claiming the new perk is a bit finicky, so most people would do well to consult an expert to ensure they are depositing correctly.”
Returns for Individuals and Small Businesses
Find the Tax Planning Center at the Ashley Homestore in the Qwanlin Mall at 303 Ogilvie Street, Whitehorse, or contact Alex by calling 604-715-3637 or emailing [email protected] For help filing your taxes online, use the Tax Planning Center portal at portal.taxplanningcentre.com/auth/login.
During tax season from February 21 to April 30, the Tax Planning Center is open six days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed on Sundays. No appointment necessary. The Tax Planning Center can also help with small business filings for independent contractors, corporations and others.
To learn more, visit taxplanningcentre.com.