The Canadian Home Office – What Is It?

In general, every business starts out of someone’s home. Even if the business will eventually grow to a multi-million dollar business, it has to start somewhere. The home office is usually one or two rooms in the home that are used for record keeping, storage and meetings. The office typically has a desk, a few Read More

By |April 21st, 2013|SmallBiz Builder|

Maintaining Automobile Expenses

One of the more common expenses claimed by taxpayers are automobile expenses (applies to any motor vehicle such as a van, bus, pickup truck, station wagon, SUV, or other truck). Many individuals use their automobile for work or business and incur personal expenses in doing so. It is important to note that only expenses of Read More

By |April 9th, 2013|SmallBiz Builder|

2013 Minimum Wage Changes

Several Provinces have increased or will increase their minimum wage rates in 2013. The list below details the wage rate changes taking effect in 2013.

Jurisdiction
Rate New/Current
Previous Rate
Effective Date

Alberta
$9.75
$9.40
Sept. 1, 2012

Manitoba
$10.25
$10.00
Oct. 1, 2012

New Brunswick
$10.00
$9.50
01-Apr-12

Newfoundland and Labrador
$10.00
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01-Jul-10

Nova Scotia
$10.30
$10.15
01-Apr-13

Nova Scotia (inexperienced workers)
$9.80
$9.65
01-Apr-13

Ontario
$10.25

31-Mar-10

Ontario (students under 18 who work 28 hours or less/week)
$9.60

31-Mar-10

Ontario (serving alcohol on licensed property)
$8.90

31-Mar-10

Quebec
$9.90
$9.65
May 1 2012

Saskatchewan
$9.50
$9.25
Sept. Read More

By |April 4th, 2013|Tax Tips|