The interest on the loan taken to purchase investments can be deductible if the investments generate income in the form of dividends or interest, or if there is a reasonable expectation that they will generate income. This deduction can be made from the total income.
Please note that the interest paid on funds borrowed for investment purposes is eligible for tax deduction in Canada as long as the investment or a replacement is owned. The deduction is no longer available once the investment is sold.
Proof of use of borrowed funds for income-generating purposes is crucial for deducting interest.
You need to maintain documentation such as receipts or canceled checks to demonstrate that the loan was utilized for business operations or the purchase of bonds or shares.
For credit card debt, it is advisable to designate a single card for business expenses and use statements to claim all accumulated interest on that card.
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