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  • April 17, 2018
    Small Business Rate Reduced
    Businesses, News, Tax
    The federal government announced today that they intend to honour their campaign promise of 2015 to lower the small...
  • April 17, 2018
    Major Changes to Small Business Corporate Taxes
    Articles, Businesses, News, Tax
    The federal government has proposed significant changes to the way that small business corporations will be taxed. Teri sits...
  • April 12, 2018
    Filing as a single parent
    News, Tax, Tips
    A single parent income tax return is one of the most reviewed returns by the Canada Revenue Agency. To avoid...
  • April 12, 2018
    What is my marital status for tax purposes?
    News, Tax
    This is a question that we hear on a consistent basis. Most people know if they are single or...
  • April 12, 2018
    December Newsletter
    Alberta, Articles, Businesses, News, Tips
    We got out our December newsletter with 3 days to spare this month. If you aren't subscribed (or the...
  • April 12, 2018
    Simplifying the Tax Act (or just increasing revenue?)
    Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    Every year the Income Tax Act gets bigger (currently over 2,700 pages) and the personal T1 Return gets more...
  • April 12, 2018
    What's a Business Owner to do about Minimum Wage...
    Articles, Businesses, News, Payroll, Tax
    In our October newsletter, we showed how the real cost of the minimum wage increases is higher than is...
  • April 12, 2018
    Tax Fraud - Not Worth It
    Articles, Businesses, News, Tax
    Tax fraud is rampant and there seems to be no shortage of accountants willing to look the other way.  If...
  • April 12, 2018
    The Importance of Accounting
    Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    Why is accounting a vital part in running a successful business?  It’s all about creating the freedom you want...
  • October 16, 2016
    Small Business Week Expo
    Alberta, Articles, Businesses, News, Tips
    75% of all new jobs created in Canada are from the small business sector.  Generally, small business is defined...
  • April 12, 2018
    Home Office Expense
    Businesses, News, Productivity, Tax, Tips
    One of the deductions we find missing on may tax returns prepared by other accountants is the home office...
  • April 12, 2018
    How to pay a subcontractor
    Businesses, News, Payroll, Tips
    Some jobs are too big to handle on your own and you may need to bring on a subcontractor...
  • April 12, 2018
    Where did my corporation go?
    Alberta, Businesses, News, Tips
    If you have an Alberta Corporation, you are required to file an Annual Return each year to update the...
  • April 12, 2018
    Employment Standards in Alberta
    Alberta, Businesses, News, Payroll
    Navigating the government’s rules and regulations that come along with having employees can be a lot of work for...
  • April 12, 2018
    Two Tier Tax System?
    Businesses, News, Tax
    Guy Caron, a Member of Parliament for Rimouski, Quebec has recently written a scathing condemnation of CRA and how...
  • September 20, 2016
    Top 8 Things Students Need to Know
    News, Tax
    It's the beginning of a new school year and your tax deadline isn't until after exams next semester, there...
  • April 12, 2018
    Get a Receipt
    Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    We told you earlier about how to claim meals and entertainment as a business expense. It's always important to...
  • September 19, 2016
    Jokes Only Accountants Find Funny
    News
    1. A fine is a tax for doing wrong.  A tax is a fine for doing well. 2. Where do...
  • April 12, 2018
    Picking up the Cheque
    Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    One of the most misunderstood business deductions is the "meals and entertainment" claim. Either people forget to save their...
  • September 14, 2016
    Alberta Minimum Wage - Lowest to Highest
    Alberta, News, Tips
    One of the key platform points of Rachel Notley's NDP campaign and sudden rise to power in 2015 was...
  • April 12, 2018
    Is Your Business Off Track?
    Businesses, GST, News, Tax, Tips
    You are putting in the long hours and starting to feel a bit burned out.  Business is not as...
  • September 14, 2016
    How far did you drive?
    Articles, Businesses, News, Resources, Tips
    If your job involves a lot of driving, there are significant deductions that are available to you. Whether you drive...
  • September 12, 2016
    Wages or Dividends
    Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    By far, the most common question we get from business owners is "Should I pay myself dividends or wages?"...
  • September 12, 2016
    Keep your money in your corporation
    Articles, Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    Who wants to pay less tax? The best reason to incorporate your business is to save taxes. In Alberta right...
  • September 8, 2016
    CRA's Voluntary Disclosures Program
    Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    Do you believe in second chances? The CRA does to a certain extent.  According to the CRA, the amount of...
  • September 8, 2016
    7 Ways to be Noticed by the CRA
    Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    This is definitely one of the times to not stand out and be noticed. Below are some common red flags...
  • September 8, 2016
    Alberta's Economy: A New Hope on the Horizon?
    Alberta, Articles, Businesses, News
    Some may venture to say we are at the bottom of the cycle.  Challenging times demand a tough mindset....
  • September 8, 2016
    Top 5 Worst Tax Expenses Claimed
    Articles, Businesses, News, Tax, Tips
    Doing your taxes, business or personal, can lead to some late nights and can quickly become overwhelming.  If you...
  • October 2, 2018
    Are You Being Audited?
    Businesses, News, Resources
    Audit is a word that tends to scare people with the dreaded expectation of being under the microscope costing...
  • April 12, 2018
    How to save thousands in GST/HST remittances
    Articles, GST, News, Tax, Tips
    When we meet new clients, one of the most common places we can help them save money right away...
  • April 12, 2018
    Everyone Pays Taxes Even Canada's Olympic Medalists
    Articles, News
    According to Canadian tax laws, cash prizes awarded to Olympic medalist is taxable.  Olympic cash prizes range from $10,000...
  • April 12, 2018
    How Much Tax Are You Really Paying?
    Articles, News
    The Fraser Institute and the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation (CTF) reports that 42% of an average Canadian family income goes...
  • August 26, 2016
    Why Everyone Should Not Agree
    Businesses, News, Productivity
    People make your company in a large or small business.  Discouraging opposing views and ideas can be a dangerous...
  • August 26, 2016
    A Simple and Effective Way to be More Productive
    Articles, Businesses, News, Productivity
    Time is a non-renewable resource.  This becomes very real very fast in the life of an entrepreneur.  "Thinking outside...
  • August 26, 2016
    Entrepreneurship and Uncertainty
    Articles, Businesses, News
    Life is full of uncertainty especially running a small business.  Learning to handle that well lays the foundation of...
  • May 30, 2018
    Events Going On Around Town
    Alberta, News
    Being an entrepreneur can often feel like a constant juggle of priorities with only so much time to go...
  • May 30, 2018
    Reap the Benefits of Regularly Praising your Employees
    News
    Do you avoid giving praise to your employees?  Do you believe that doing so will negatively impact their productivity?...
  • May 30, 2018
    Learn How One Alberta Company Turned into a Multi-Million...
    Alberta, Businesses, News
    Recognized internationally as a leader in the salon and spa sector.  Eveline Charles is an entrepreneurial success story.  Follow...
  • May 30, 2018
    Social Capital
    Articles, News
    As Canadians, we are fortunate to live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. A recent study...
  • August 18, 2016
    Changes to Canada Pension Plan
    News
    On June 20, the finance ministers of the federal and provincial governments met to discuss broad changes to the...
  • April 15, 2016
    Silver Lining
    News
    The Alberta provincial budget was released yesterday and while there are many dark clouds, there are a few small...
  • Online Tax Scam
    March 19, 2016
    CRA Scam Prevention
    News
    In the past several years, scammers have become increasingly aggressive and persistent in their attempts to steal money and...
  • August 18, 2016
    Direct Deposit
    News
    Starting in April 2016, the federal government is switching all its payments to direct deposit. All tax refunds, GST...
  • May 30, 2018
    GST For Small Business
    Articles, News
    CRA is hosting a free two-part webinar on March 16 and 23, 2016 on the basics of GST. Many...
  • May 30, 2018
    Top 5 Things To Avoid When Filing Your Return
    Articles, News, Resources
    CRA has assembled its Top 5 List of potential pitfalls. From missing slips to filing late (or not at...
  • January 16, 2018
    Don’t Wait. File Early
    News
    For most people, your personal tax return is due on April 30.  However, there is no need to wait...
  • March 17, 2016
    Should I File Single Or Common-Law?
    News
    We see people every year who ask for help in deciding which marital status they should pick when filing...
  • March 17, 2016
    Money For Exercise
    News
    Starting in the 2007 tax year, the “Children’s fitness amount” credit was introduced to help cover the costs of...

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