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New Year, New Financial Considerations!









Many of us start the New Year with ambition.  Ambition towards new diets, new fitness regimes, good habits, and so on.  If your financial wellbeing has not made the list, give it some thought!  Knowing what savings and expenditures you need to work into your annual finances will help ensure that you do not over extend yourself and that you achieve your goals.


When preparing your financial calendar, remember these key dates and figures:

  • 2019 RRSP contribution deadline is March 2, 2020.
    • 2019 RRSP contribution limit is 18% of 2018’s income, up to $26,500 max.
  • 2020 TFSA limit remains unchanged at $6000.
    • For those who have not started a TFSA account, the cumulative maximum is $69,500.
  • 2020 RRSP contribution maximum is $27,230.
    • Your 2019 salary must equal or exceed $151,278 to maximize your contribution room.
  • 2021 RRSP contribution maximum is $27,830.
    • Your 2020 salary must equal or exceed $154,611 to maximize your contribution room.
  • Your past TFSA and RRSP contribution room can be found by logging in to your CRA account.


While we’re at it, let’s not forget about our kids. RESPs continue to be a great vehicle for tax-efficient education savings.  The annual contribution to maximize the government grant is $2500/child. 

If tackling your financial health made your New Year’s resolution list, we at Zavitz Insurance & Wealth are here to help.  We can build your plan and provide the long-term strategy so that you can feel in control of your financial future. Contact us anytime to get the process started!

June 5, 2019 — Passive Income Planning Seminar – Video

Passive Income Planning Seminar, filmed on June 5th, 2019. Presented by Brandon Gilbert, business advisor & partner at MNP LLP

June 5, 2019 — Passive Income Planning


2019 has begun and with it, the implementation of passive investment income rules for corporations.

But that doesn’t mark the end of corporate investing and tax planning.

Knowing the impact this will have on your corporation’s bottom line, retirement and estate plan is all essential to ensure prosperous wealth management.

You work hard to earn your income, and having quality planning will emphasize opportunities to minimize the impact of tax changes and maximize your net worth.

Leveraging the expertise of Brandon Gilbert, CPA, CA, BMath, MAcc, a Business Advisor & Partner at MNP LLP, we will walk through the new rules and explore strategies to make them work effectively within our own plans.

And you’re invited!


6:00PM – 8:00PM

Zavitz Insurance
439 Dundas Street
London Ontario




Brandon Gilbert, is a Business Advisor and Partner in MNP LLP’s Professional Services team. Brandon delivers a comprehensive suite of consulting and accounting services to help physicians, dentists, and other professionals reach new levels of success.

As a trusted advisor, Brandon works one-on-one with clients so he can customize solutions and advice to meet their unique needs for corporate planning, personal cashflow, tax minimization and retirement planning. He draws on extensive experience in tax and consulting to ensure his clients are able to achieve their strategic goals with peace of mind and confidence.

Brandon’s philosophy for client service includes teaching clients so they can better understand, manage and grow their practice or business. This teaching includes presenting on tax and other planning opportunities to various medical and professional groups.

If you can’t join us on June 5th, we’ll be in touch with information about our live broadcast.

We look forward to seeing you on June 5th!

April 17, 2019 — Rising Drug Costs, HRIS Technology and Health & Wellness Solutions

Drop Everything! If you are responsible for your benefit plan, you will want to attend this exciting seminar. Come meet Barbara Martinez from Great West Life for an indepth look at the rising cost of prescription drugs, David Porter from BOSSC regarding HRSI technology and Meaghan Jansen for Employee Wellness Solutions.

Topics Include:

  • Overview of drug benefits and steps to take to mitigate current and future costs.
  • How to transform your HR department into strategic partners with the use of HRIS technology
  • How to optimize engagement with wellness.

February 20, 2019 — Business Over Breakfast

Zavitz Insurance is excited to welcome Joël Campagna, tax and estate planning specialist from Manulife, to our office to speak with local accountants. Joël is an engaging speaker with tax and estate knowledge above reproach. Life insurance can be far more dynamic than providing cash flow to survivors. Joël will address how it can be used to create retirement income whether corporate or personally owned and why it should be considered when there is an abundance of assets or other savings. He will also touch on the value of life insurance within the new passive income environment.

Joël is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has over 25 years of taxation experience including personal, corporate and international tax. He joined Manulife in 2008 after 11 years at a national accounting firm where he provided tax advice to private corporations and their shareholders as well as large multi-national public corporations. Prior to joining the national accounting firm, Joël spent four years with the Canada Revenue Agency as a Corporate Tax Auditor. In his current role with Manulife, Joël provides support and consultation to financial advisors and other partners to deliver integrated insurance, wealth and tax planning solutions.