profile image

Caroline Battista

Caroline lives in North Vancouver with her husband, daughter and mini dachshund Milo

Caroline worked for H&R Block as a tax professional from January 2008 - January 2017. Steadily promoted within her district, Caroline leveraged her communication skills to act as the National spokesperson and community representative for her area.

She is happy to provide commentary on tax law changes and regulatory developments as well as translating tax into simple language.

Prior to joining Block, Caroline was an assistant director in the film and television industry, managing the cast and crew for programs like DaVinci’s Inquest & Dark Angel.

She is an active volunteer within her community. She volunteers at the Salvation Army’s Dignity Day preparing tax returns as part of their community outreach program. She also serves on the organizing committee for the Oppenheimer Park Dinner, which serves more than 2,500 meals on the downtown eastside Vancouver.

Caroline studied marketing and advertising at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and economics at the University of British Columbia.
Marcus Miranda via Getty Images

Mistakes Happen -- Even on Tax Returns

Canadian taxes are based on an honest declaration of your worldwide income. If you have to ask yourself, "Should I include this income on my tax return?" you probably should. And if you miss something, go back and make the correction. No one wants to pay more tax than is absolutely required, so don't miss a thing.
01/07/2015 12:24 EST
roberthyrons via Getty Images

How To Avoid Getting Stung By Tax-Time Scams

The CRA will never ask for a credit card number, passport number, driver's license number or health card number. If it isn't information you normally provide with a tax return, the CRA won't ask you for it -- much less, as one scam goes, ask you to leave the information on an answering machine.
01/05/2015 05:27 EST
Two Peas & Their Pod

Caught in the Sandwich Generation? Get Some Tax Relief

The term "Sandwich Generation" refers to adults in their 30s to 50s with children at home and responsibilities to care for aging parents. As a tax professional and a "Squashee" -- I have a daughter in Grade 7 and an elderly father living in my home -- I've got a unique perspective on the tax implications of this juggling act.
12/16/2014 05:25 EST

The Feds Are Finally Improving the Disability Tax Credit

A private member's bill proposed by Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, received Royal Assent on May 29. The Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act aims to regulate the amount of money that can be charged to applicants for the credit.
11/28/2014 12:37 EST