The end of the year is a common time for businesses, investors, and individuals to contemplate their goals and reevaluate their finances. As an investor, it is also important to conduct tax planning to plan the moves you make throughout the year. It is common to review what went well and areas to improve at [...]
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With the holiday season fast approaching, year end tax planning may not be the first thing on any business owner's list but once the holidays end, tax season will creep up sooner than you think. Being prepared for tax season will help limit any unexpected costs when you complete your tax returns. Businesses commonly use [...]
As a self employed individual, setting aside money for taxes and contributing to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) becomes your responsibility. Self-employed individuals are considered their own employer and the employee, so you also have to contribute to CPP at double the rate. It is up to you to track business and personal expenses, income, [...]
It's the end of the year already which means the last opportunity for year end tax planning for parents, spouses, and caregivers. Raising a family and providing for a household can be expensive, but there are also many benefits and deductions available to lower the tax you owe once it is tax season. As a [...]
Tax advantages are one of the primary reasons individuals incorporate their business, but if the CRA classifies your business as a "Personal Service Corporation" it may set you back. In a previous article, we outlined the benefits and drawbacks of incorporating your small business. Incorporating your business not only saves money during tax season but [...]
Any individual and business owner dreads the idea of receiving a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) about being audited. While there is no guarantee you'll avoid the eyes of the CRA, you can minimize your chances of being audited by the CRA by paying attention to these red flags. What is an audit? [...]
Attending post-secondary is a large investment for many students. Although it can be quite expensive to attend, students enroll out of hopes that the fields they get into will eventually pay for any debt they may accumulate and fund their dream lifestyle. Those with post-secondary degrees tend to see more income and higher salaries over [...]
Small business owners have it tough. A majority of the start-up and maintenance costs must be covered by them in order to operate as a proper business. However, if you do not currently have a high-income job or access to unlimited funds, you'll need to find a way to financially support your business. This is [...]
After becoming a licensed driver, the dream for many is to own their own car, their dream car. In an ideal world, we’d buy it with cash, but purchasing a car outright is not feasible for everyone, even for those who can afford it. If you are planning on purchasing a vehicle and debating [...]