Tax News

How to Claim Vehicle CCA Costs (Depreciation)

ON December 14, 2018

Being able to claim certain goods and services as business expenses is a great option for business owners. Perhaps you have recently purchased a vehicle, or are simply contemplating doing so, and you would like to know how to write it off as a business expense. Unfortunately, you cannot. The purchase of a new or […]

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What is a Personal Services Business?

ON December 7, 2018

The number of people working from home has been growing steadily over the past few years and is expected to continue growing as we move into the future. As these single-person small businesses develop, their owners look to any advantages they can in order to turn a profit, save on taxes, and more. One popular […]

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Calculating the Home-Based Business Tax Deduction

ON November 23, 2018

The rise of the internet has seen a growing number of people begin to work from home, and if you are one of them, then you are surely going to want to deduct all the home business expenses that you possibly can on your income tax. While there are a number of home business-specific income […]

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Incorporating Your Business

ON November 8, 2018

If you are a small business owner, you may be wresting with whether or not to incorporate your business. While incorporating does offer advantages, it is not without disadvantages. If you are having trouble deciding, it’s worth examining both sides. What are the Advantages of Incorporating? Limited Liability One key advantage of incorporating is that […]

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How to Get Your GST/HST Refund?

ON October 16, 2018

If you are a business owner, you may be wondering if there is a way to claim back the GST/ HST that you have paid out. We’ll look at the answer to that here. Your Small Business and Input Tax Credits As the owner of a Canadian business registered for the GST/ HST, you are […]

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Which Meal and Entertainment Expenses Can be Claimed?

ON October 3, 2018

One nice advantage of being business people is the ability to deduct certain expenses, among them entertainment and meal expenses. The amount deductible varies, in some cases reaching up to 100% but what are the exact guidelines for determining what is and isn’t deductible, and to what degree? We’ll look at the rules for meal […]

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What to Do If You’ve Been Audited By CRA

ON September 14, 2018

It’s a scene that has played out in movies and TV many times: someone receives a letter that they are about to be audited, and that is followed by pandemonium. The thought of being audited strikes fear into the hearts of many as they envision the weeks and months of scrutiny that will follow. In […]

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How to Get a GST Number for Your Business

ON September 8, 2018

If you have a business in Canada, you will almost definitely need a GST Number. It is mandatory for you to register for the Goods and Service Tax and Harmonized sales tax (GST/ HST), unless your business has been identified as a small supplier. The definition of a small supplier, according to the Canada Revenue […]

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Small Business Tips: How to Pay Yourself

ON August 28, 2018

How do you pay yourself? To anyone who has never owned their own business, that might seem like an odd question. They probably figure it is a simple matter of giving yourself a salary based on the profits that the business brings in. But as a business owner, you will have come to see that […]

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Finding the Right Accountant for Your Business

ON August 27, 2018

So, you have reached a point with your business where you have grown enough that you now need to hire an accountant, but you don’t know what you should be looking for? An accountant can make your life much easier by allowing you to shift your attention away from accounting and toward other aspects of […]

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