Money

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Tax Prep Checklist: What documents do I need to file?

Whether you’re doing it yourself or sending them on to your accountant, the following is a checklist of all the forms and documentation that you may need to gather in order to file your taxes with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).

Institution Number of Every Bank in Canada

An institution number is a unique 3-digit code that is used to identify a particular bank or financial institution and route electronic transactions to and from it. Here are the numbers for each bank in Canada.

What is a Routing Number in Canada? Where to find it

In Canada, the routing number for electronic fund transfers (EFT) such as direct deposit from employers, pre-authorized debit (PAD), bill payments, and wire transfers is made up of a leading zero, followed by your 3 digit institution number and 5 digit transit number.

Second Mortgages Explained – Amounts, Rates and More

A second mortgage is an additional home loan you take out while the original mortgage is still in place that lets you access the equity you have built up in your home and use it for other projects or financial purposes such as debt consolidation.

Open vs Closed Mortgages in Canada Comparison

The major difference between the two is whether the mortgage allows you to pay it off or renegotiate it before the term is over. Here’s how they work, the pros and cons of each, and when you might want one instead of the other.