New coverage of taxes, banking and finances

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March 12, 2021

When we identify a gap in free legal information for British Columbians, well, we like to fill it. It's just what we do. So, to shake off the tax season blues, grab a hot cup of something and take our quick quiz:

  • True or false: If a bank gives you ten days' notice, they can add new fees to your chequing account.

  • True or false: When you inherit money, you have to pay tax on it at your marginal tax rate.

  • True or false: If you feel you've been scammed on an investment, you have to go through a government regulator first. You can't just sue in court.

Eager to know how you've done? Check out our new pages on taxes, banking, and finances. They flag common legal issues in doing your banking, paying taxes, and investing, and give you step-by-step guidance on working out problems.

Many thanks to lawyers Wendy Andersen and Robert Rogers for reviewing the new pages for legal accuracy.

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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