Employer-Paid Disability Premiums

If you think that paying for your employee’s disability premiums is always a good thing, think again. If you provide your employees disability as a nontaxable fringe benefit, payments they receive upon their disability will be, in most cases, FULLY taxable to them!

Payments received due to disability are not taxable if:

Your employees paid the Read More

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By |March 6th, 2017|Small Business Tips|

2017 Tax System Indexation

On January 1, 2017, all indexed personal income tax amounts, including tax bracket thresholds and amounts used to calculate non-refundable tax credits, were adjusted by 1.4%. The Canada Child Benefit and the goods and services tax credit will take effect July 1, 2017. For 2017 the federal tax bracket thresholds are:

15% for taxable income Read More

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By |February 3rd, 2017|Tax Tips|

Estate Planning

There are several areas that are included in estate planning. Here is a brief list of some of them:

You should have a will that  includes your desires and tax considerations.
You should consider steps to minimize probate fees (or Estate Administration Tax) on your death, if applicable.
You should have enough insurance to meet Read More

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By |January 2nd, 2017|SmallBiz Builder|

Owner – Managed Business – Creditor Proofing

Every business owner should be concerned about creditor proofing his assets. Here are several suggestions to consider:
1. Transfer assets out of the company:

Place capital assets in a separate holding corporation so that subsequent legal claims that arise in the operating company do not affect these assets.
Lease the assets in the holding corporation back Read More

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By |June 8th, 2016|SmallBiz Builder|

Online Advertising Income

If you have a website or a blog and you charge for advertising, links, or reviews, you must report the income on your Canadian income tax returns. Send invoices to your clients and customers. If your invoices exceed $30,000 in the last four consecutive calendar quarters, you must register for HST/GST. Once you are registered, Read More

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By |May 8th, 2016|SmallBiz Builder|

Supply Chain Management – Placing the Focus Where it Belongs

The concept of supply chain management has taken off in recent years, as the manufacturing process becomes more complex and companies face unique legal and liability challenges. Supply chain management classes are now standard college fare, not only for MBA candidates but for undergraduates as well.

Most young entry-level managers today are intimately familiar with supply Read More

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By |September 25th, 2015|Small Business Tips|

6 Steps To Starting Your Business

Starting a business in Calgary is a serious and challenging venture. This is especially true if you’ve never done it before. For anyone who is considering setting up their own company, here are seven essential steps to covering the fundamentals.

Have Your Final Goal In Mind

Decide whether you want your business to grow into a Read More

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By |September 9th, 2015|Small Business Tips|

5 Tips For Hiring The Best Employee

Hiring new employees is a daunting task if you’ve never done it before. Making the wrong choice can create terrible problems in your business, preventing growth and causing unnecessary stress. That’s why it is so important to approach recruitment carefully, taking time to choose your future employees. This article shares five tips to help you Read More

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By |July 28th, 2015|Small Business Tips|

7 Simple Methods for Increasing Your Business Productivity

Productivity is something that should be on every small business owner’s Profit & Loss statement.  It can have one of the biggest impacts to your bottom line.  Trying to run a small business and be productive can lead to long hours in which little work gets done. It is not usually laziness that is the Read More

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By |June 8th, 2015|Small Business Tips|

Five Reasons to Hire a Tax Professional

 

Although there are still a few hardy souls that fill in their tax forms by hand and mail them in, the vast majority of self-preparers use one of the software or online based tax programs to calculate and e-file their income taxes each year. This is much easier than the old way of doing taxes, Read More

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By |May 26th, 2015|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder, Tax Tips|