Record-keeping is key to making sure you pay as little as possible at tax time.
The tax system wasn't built with women in mind, but there are still many useful tax breaks for people in social roles dominated by women.
The traditional RRSP wasn't meant for the age of precarious work. But there is an alternative.
There are a few questions to ask yourself first.
An overhauled benefit for low-income earners and a lower tax rate for small businesses are among the changes you'll see at tax-filing time this year.
Women account for 60 per cent of professionals in precarious work.
And families with children are paying much, much less than Americans.
Be sure that you file your tax return on time even if you cannot afford to pay even $1 of your tax liability.
For many Canadians, the CRA already has all of the information they need to complete our tax return.
The good news is that there are a lot of benefits to filing taxes, and new Canadians qualify for the same tax credits and deductions as the rest of us.
About Precariously Taxed
The traditional, permanent full-time job is dying a slow death in Canada, and precarious work in the new "gig economy" is taking its place. Precariously Taxed is a HuffPost Canada series that looks at how gig economy and contract workers can optimize their finances when it comes to tax time.