Wednesday, April 11, 2018 / by Evelyn Lopes
Impactful Real Estate News
TAX Day – Ugh!!
I recently read where Americans work from Jan. 1 through June 30th of each year, just to pay all of their taxes. Here in Canada, apparently we get to add another month or two. After that, you keep all you make. Prior to that, 100% goes to the government in some form or fashion to pay for some kind of government worker, work program, social program, defense, project, health care, common good, common projects, etc. Whatever you want to call it, April 30th is TAX day; the deadline for filing your federal income taxes in Canada. Why April?
So, in celebration of this special time of year, let’s talk TAX relief. If you received last month’s letter from me, you will recall our goal of trying to raise funds for Sick Kids and Choices Youth Shelter, the GTA’s #1 Not for Profit Hospital for Young People. But – we need your help and I believe you can benefit from the TAX relief as well.
Just down the way from where I am typing this, Sick Kids Hospital has a full house of kids fighting for their lives. For them and their parents’ taxes are not “top of mind”, health is. Living is. Surviving is. As you may have heard, Sick Kids Hospital is front and center in the fight against nasty diseases that destroy or cut short the lives of our Children. Things like Cancer, Cleft Palates, maltreated & Abused Children, Plastic Rehabilitation Surgery, Orthopedics, Lymphoma, Leukemia, and so, so much more! We are thankful to have such a wonderful facility close by, doing such great work to help heal and save young people.
So even though we are trying to figure out how much we owe the tax man, many are simply hoping they can be here to actually pay taxes. This is why we here at The Evelyn Lopes Realty Team have resolved to do what we can to help.
For every house we sell this year, we are donating a portion of our income to Sick Kids and Choices Youth Shelter. Our goal, again, is to raise as much funds as possible to help them in their quest to Heal, Save, Cure and Comfort Children and Youth under their care.
This is where we need your help and how you can benefit at the same time…
Charitable contributions are tax deductible to a point. Rather than give your money to the government, you should consider making a donation to a charity. I believe it will somehow come back to you, well beyond a simple tax deduction. A core value at our company is “the size of the hole you give through is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive through.”
Either way, your referrals are in good hands and help us contribute to a good cause.
Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one. Over the last three decades of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So, your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award-winning service we are known for, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.
Your Referrals Really Do Help the Kids…
Any one you know considering buying or selling a home, friends, neighbors, associates or family members, call me direct at 905-965-5902 or pass my number on to them. You can also go online at www.EvelynLopesReferralRewards.com and fill out the online response form or pass on the website URL to those who you know considering a move.
You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team. As we move forward in this new season, please know we are extremely thankful for you and your being a special part of our business.
With all my appreciation.
The Evelyn Lopes Realty Team
P.S. The story of this young person enclosed may cause you to look at your loved ones differently. It did me. Check it out.