When you have a new business venture it can be difficult generating cash and capital. Luckily for you there is a few options. The first option is through a shareholder loan, these loans can be repaid to you tax free. The second option is generating capital through issuing shares.

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Taxation on gifts to family members can be tricky. Usually the recipient does not have to pay taxes but the person who gives the gift might face personal taxes. There are a couple of tips that you can take to minimize or avoid taxes such as not giving gifts that can increase in value.

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Are you wondering what are the tax benefits of a holding company? Setting up a holding company can provide you with some benefits. The first is that it provides creditor proof. The second benefit is that the holding company can be used for income splitting purposes thus reducing your overall tax liability.

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There are many benefits that a corporation can gain from getting life insurance. It provides lump sum cash for the family members of the deceased. Another benefit is that it can also be used to protect profits from investments from tax.

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So you want to know how can I lower my tax bill by income splitting with my spouse? Income splitting with a spouse is a very effective technique to reduce overall household tax liability. Some options within this technique involves letting the higher income spouse pay for all the house hold bills which frees the lower income spouse to make investments which will be taxed at the lower rate.

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What tax-free benefits can I get from my workplace? Employees can receive benefits from their workplace and employers that are completely tax-free. Some common benefits include a loan from an employer to buy a home, medical and dental benefits, non-cash gifts, as well as education and training related costs.

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While corporations have many benefits, there are also some drawbacks. Generally, losses incurred by your business can be offset by personal income. If you’re incorporated then these losses cannot offset.

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So you are probably asking yourself can I deduct home-office expenses? Those who run a home office and use a portion of their home as a designated office space are eligible to claim relevant tax deductions. The primary condition is that the home must be your primary place of business.

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If you have a business then it might be a good idea to consider incorporating into an corporation otherwise known as a limited liability corporation. There are a number of different benefits for corporations such as the low corporate tax rate and limited liability protection.

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If you use a vehicle for work and would like to avoid paying tax on it. It is important that you do not pay for those related expenses through your business account. Rather, you should pay for it out of your personal account. This way it becomes a taxable benefit for you on your personal tax return.

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