Spokesperson Robin acts as a paid media spokesperson for trusted brands, including: Posted on March 24, 2015January 17, 2016 by Taxable income is not always obviousRobin Taub, personal finance expert at TurboTax joins BNN for Talking Tax with tips for freelancers and the self-employed and those who make a living off apps like UBER and AirBnB.Empty pockets won’t keep the taxman at bayIt’s bad enough to discover that your business is facing a hefty tax bill. But what if you can’t pay?Quarter of Vancouverites write off transit passes: TurboTaxOnline tax filing service says Vancouver is the second most transit-friendly city based on the percentage of people claiming public transit refunds.Tax data shows first-time buyers such as millennials are jumping into Alberta housing againMillennials appear to be buying into the Canadian housing market with new zeal and the beleaguered Calgary and Edmonton markets are prime beneficiaries of a boost in first-time buyer purchases, new tax data shows.Saskatchewan taxfilers slow off the mark, but generous to themselves and othersSaskatchewan taxfilers may not be the quickest off the mark, but they are adept at claiming tax credits for their children’s sports and arts activities and among the most generous in terms of donations, in Regina at least, according to a survey by a Toronto-based income tax-filing software company.Freelancing? Here are four ways to avoid a tax audit“There are certain types of jobs where its obvious you’re self employed,” Robin Taub, a chartered professional accountant and spokesperson for software provider TurboTax told Yahoo Canada. “But with this newer sharing or apps-based economy, some people may not realize that what they’re making is income and they have to report it.”Simple tax tips to help couples score big on their tax returnsMarried couples as well as common-law partners can take advantage of several income tax benefits, as long as you know how to work the numbers.Balancing RRSP & TFSA contributions to start the yearRRSP season is here! If you’re unsure whether to put your money into your RRSP or TSFA, Robin breaks it down on BNN.How to find all your tax info in one placeRobin discusses the easiest way to get organized early for the next tax-filing season and access all the vital information from one place.How to file income taxes in CanadaToday’s tax software offers phone, email, online chat and social media tax-prep help making it easier than ever to file your income tax from home.Hit by floods or ice storms? Here’s how you can get taxpayer reliefRobin discusses how a late tax filing could be excused in the event of flooding or other disaster that comes shortly before the filing deadline.What you should know about charitable donations come tax timeRobin helps make sense of the tax credits available for charitable donations.What’s new on this year’s tax return: MayersRobin highlights the tax deductions available in 2015, as well as common mistakes applicants make.