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Inflation 2022: Bracing Yourself for the Rising Costs of Food

Inflation 2022: Bracing Yourself for the Rising Costs of Food As we all bundled ourselves in for the holiday season, our plates filled with delicious comfort food after such a long, exhausting year, it felt a little daunting to peek into what the future will look like – especially when it came to what was

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When Does My Small Business Need to Start Collecting HST?

As a small business owner, do you know when your business should start collecting HST?  The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) states that you have to register for an HST account if:   You make taxable sales, leases, or other supplies in Canada And you are not a small supplier   This could be confusing, especially

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Tips to Start and Grow Your Small Business

Congratulations! You have decided to start a new business venture or are planning to grow your existing small business. This can be a daunting task but with the recent pandemic, many people have been moving away from their previous careers and are looking at being their own boss. We have put together some tips to

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Should I Incorporate My Small Business?

If you’re a small business owner, you may be wondering about the pros and cons of incorporation. Of the few different ways you can structure your business, incorporation has many advantages for small business owners. Read on for some of the key advantages of incorporation to help set your business on the right path. Protection

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Should I Hire a Bookkeeper or an Accountant for My Business?

Many entrepreneurs who are just starting out make a similar mistake with their business. Their main focus is to try and save money by doing as much work as possible by themselves. While this might seem like a good idea in the short term, doing your own books could actually be detrimental to your growing

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Common Bookkeeping Mistakes Made by Tradespeople

People working in the trades are in very high demand and often busy working long hours to keep up. For some tradespeople, this means that they do not have the time or even energy to sit down after a long day to balance their books, organise the payroll, deal with tax obligations and make their

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How Will the 2021 Budget Affect Me?

With all the excitement of tax season, we didn’t get around to summarizing this year’s Federal Budget. Rest assured that our team is fully updated on all of the latest changes, benefits, credits and more. Find out more about the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 — and ensure a resilient

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4 Last-Minute Tax Filing Tips

Have you filed your 2020 taxes yet? Or are you one of the many procrastinators that is putting off filing until the last minute? While last year’s tax filing deadline was extended due to the pandemic, this year things are back to normal. This means that you must file your personal income taxes before the

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Working from Home Tax Credits

If you collected COVID-19 related benefits last year, you might notice when you do your taxes that you owe much more than in previous years. This is mainly due to CERB payments and some of the earlier benefit payments. These benefits did not have any taxes taken off of them, which means that they must

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Tax Deadlines and Tips to Get You Ready for the Upcoming 2020 Tax Season

When the pandemic hit, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) adopted measures to help Canadians cope with the global crisis. To do this, they extended both the deadlines for filing taxes and to make any payments that were owed. The CRA also did not charge penalties or interest on tax returns filed by September 1, 2020.