Daycare and childcare providers in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Ontario etc. in CanadaGarderies à Montréal ou au QuébecFind daycare or childcare providers in the USA
Forum control
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    9 Times in 8 Posts

    Taxes - how much did you owe?

    I am late filing this year and I am shocked to figure out that I owe more than double from what I paid for 2011.
    In 2012, I increased to 5 dck's - previously I had only had 4.
    My 2011 taxes were around 2900 - 2012 is over 6000!!!!
    How can it be such a HUGE increase?? I even donated more $$ and increased my RRSP's.
    If you are comfortable sharing, what did you owe? How many kids do you care for?
    I am so stressed by this amount - I only have a bit more than half of what is owed saved.

  2. #2
    Trace of Angels
    Ouch.....that's crazy. Did you have an accountant look at it? He almost zero'd out my income for the past two years.......I am not sure how he does it but I haven't paid yet. I just opened so have invested a lot so not sure how long that will last but he carried over negative income, saved my RRSP's and only wrote off a portion of my big ticket items to help for next year.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    107 Times in 81 Posts
    I made $11,000 less in 2012 than I did in 2011 and I owed $3100 for 2012! The amount I owed was huge in 2011 but that was because we cashed in a large amount of RRSPs. I did not have the money to pay it all at once so I am now making payments of $400 a month until Dec! I was full for most of the year.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    87 Times in 60 Posts
    Hi Daisy, I had to pay (roughly) $4,500 in taxes this year. I am crazy organized with my receipts and I was able to write off all the usual things that can be claimed (food, toys/craft supplies/ portion of water, Hydro, Insurance, Rogers, etc. ) so it wasn't like I had to pay a lot because I didn't claim things, I promise ! LOL For most of the year, (January-Sept.) I cared for three full time children (roughly 11,000 annually in income per child) I added my last two children Sept. and November (they added about $5,000 to my yearly income total) I too was taken aback at what I had to pay. And they want to reduce the number of children that we can care for to 4 under 11 (minus our own children) =( I'll be taking a hard look at my numbers this year - if I can't make a better profit margin this year doing full time care with five children - I'll likely close my doors and investigate other options.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    87 Times in 60 Posts
    One more thought - if you only have a portion of the amount that you owe saved up, please consider sending a "token cheque" to CRA. Even a small amount is enough to demonstrate that you're not trying to evade the taxman, you just need a few months to pay what you owe - while still managing to pay your other bills. =) Once you have submitted a payment, and agreed upon a payment schedule for the balance owing (perhaps you send a series of post dated cheques for the remaining 3000 - $500 a month over the next 6 months, or $750 a month over the next 4 months) CRA can substantially reduce any punitive interest charges that you may be incurring - you're no longer someone who is delinquent in paying your taxes, you've contacted them and made all the arrangements for paying things in full - so they can absolutely lighten the penalties that they are levying on you. =)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    99 Times in 78 Posts
    I owe 389 dollars. You can now pay thru your online banking, and thats what I'm doing. The interest is not big at all, if you call them, they will explain how it works.

  7. #7
    Euphoric !
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    698 Times in 521 Posts
    I was full for the year (5kids) and I had to pay $3000. Don't forget you can write off a portion of your mortgage interest and property taxes if you own your home. Get an accountant to do your taxes as mine also got my income down to half .

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    105 Times in 87 Posts
    If your missing out by not claiming everything, this website lists it all for you!

    This is my first year, so I have no idea what we'll owe, but we're putting away a bit of money every month to save for tax time. Even if we only have $1-2000 in there by next year, every little bit helps!

    Hopefully you can resubmit and not owe as much! Good luck!

Similar Threads

  1. Taxes????
    By mommylove in forum Opening a daycare
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-25-2016, 03:59 PM
  2. How much to put aside for taxes, CPP and EI?
    By venusrockstar in forum Managing a daycare
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-16-2016, 10:57 AM
  3. Taxes
    By lemondrop in forum Managing a daycare
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-16-2014, 08:30 AM
  4. Taxes
    By abster in forum Managing a daycare
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-05-2013, 07:51 PM
  5. Taxes!!
    By mamaof4 in forum Managing a daycare
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-04-2013, 05:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

A few tips...

Always ensure that your child receives quality care by taking the time to investigate the provider and by asking for references! We simply cannot verify the claims of every daycare provider.
We expect providers to keep their listing and available openings up-to-date. However, to prevent oversights, openings expire after 45 days.
Partner in your
search for a daycare provider