The Grumpy Accountant: One Fed-Up Tax Pro's Practical Plan to Fix Canada's Senselessly Complicated Tax System
Date: July 2020
Duration: 5 hours 20 minutes
The Grumpy Accountant tells the story of Jerry, a typical Canadian, and George, the grumpy accountant who guides him through our insanely complicated tax system. The author shares his frustration with a wildly inefficient, impossibly complex and heartlessly impersonal bureaucracy that routinely ensnares honest, hard-working people in its labyrinthine maze. In order to help navigate the current broken system, 29 tax tips are provided, including:
- How to avoid the common mistakes that invite CRA scrutiny
- How to minimize the tax deductions, credits and benefits you're entitled to
- Tax-savings strategies for every stage in life: college/university, employment/self-employment, marriage, kids, entrepreneurship, and retirement
- How to use online tools to keep organized and stay ahead of the game
'The Grumpy Accountant accomplishes an almost unimaginable literary feat: it's funny and it explains the Canadian tax system. Yes, there are real-life tax tips. And yes, there are intriguing tax policy ideas. But best of all, it's packed with hilarity as characters bumble through Canada's maze of tax regulations and provoke searing satiricial rants from the grumpy accountant. It's like watching a hit sitcom that'll get you a bigger tax refund.'
-Scott Hennig, President & CEO, Canadian Taxpayers Federation
'This book is for all Canadian taxpayers who 'don't know what they don't know' about our tax system. The 29 tips in the book will help you save taxes and avoid costly mistakes. I am going to insist that my kids read it, but since they are Seinfeld fans, it won't be a hard sell (special Easter eggs throughout the book for Seinfeld fans!)'
-Robin Taub, CPA, CA, Speaker and Author of The Wisest Investment