If you are anything like me, springtime’s warmer weather brings with it a renewed optimism about our physical surroundings. “Spring cleaning” helps us to dust away the soot and the cobwebs that accumulate during winter’s hibernation and rejuvenate us for the precious summer months ahead.

Our tax reporting deadline is fast approaching. Proactive tax planning is far better than scrambling to enact a tax planning strategy retroactively.

RRSP contributions are one of the most-worthwhile tax planning strategies available to Canadians. As you may know, contributions reduce your taxable income for the year; yielding a refund of the taxes that were withheld at source.