Almost that time of year for filing taxes.
The CRA has a few new things for us this yr that I have not seen before. One- and probably the best change I know of- is that as of Feb 1 this yr you can actually get your T4s online on the CRA site by logging into their MY ACCOUNT page. Online T4s? Shut up! And number two, which affects people I know, is that if you are a volunteer fire fighter you may qualify to deduct up to 3 grand. And three- not yet something I am looking at, but again people I know will be- you can claim max $500 for your kids enrollment in various arts or recreational activity. Those are the ones that kind of mattered to me this year. I have a lot to file this year so I will have an accountant do mine (which I've done each year for the past 4 yrs anyways) but this year certainly with our move and other things to review.
I would say 2011 is a year I never want to see again. Ugh. What a year. I have to say there are some years that kind of take the wind out of your sails. I feel like I have lost some of my shine. A little duller, a little more worse for wear. Kinda beat up. A little-a lot- defeated. I hope at some point in the future here to somehow pull it all together, and find myself feeling like I am on top again.
I would at least like to think that in some small way through my tax return I can see some sort of small windfall as a drop in the cup towards building that reality. Make it so, Universe. Make it so.