Christmas Savings Tips

Christmas and the winter holidays are both fun and expensive at the same time.  This video provides you with the best Christmas Savings tips, which will certainly lessen the financial stress that you’re facing.  Watch to learn more.

My current employer asked me to become an independent contractor. What’s the benefit for them?

The employer won’t have to deduct CPP and EI because those are employment withholding requirements. They also will not have to pay for employment benefits and vacation pay. The cost of CPP and EI per employee could be higher than $3,000, so you can imagine the savings.  

Can my corporation pay for my for my cell-phone bill if I use it for business purposes?

A corporation can only deduct expenses that it incurs.  If your cell-phone is registered to you (and not your corporation) and you use your cell phone partially for business purposes, then you can ‘charge-back’ the business use portion of your cell phone bill to your corporation. It’s a best practice to first pay for the bill yourself. … Continue reading Can my corporation pay for my for my cell-phone bill if I use it for business purposes?

Can you make quarterly instalments to CRA instead of monthly?

In order to be eligible to make quarterly corporate tax instalments, you must meet several criteria including being in perfect compliance history and having taxable income of $500,000 or less in current or previous years. For exact eligibility criteria, please click here.  

Why Should Corporations Consider Amalgamation or Merger?

An amalgamation, or merger, involves combining two or more corporations into one entity. Amalgamations are sometimes performed during purchase of a business and also often as part of reorganization. This article discusses the many advantages of amalgamation. Advantage #1: Synergy Amalgamation of multiples companies into one entity can result in greater success due to increase … Continue reading Why Should Corporations Consider Amalgamation or Merger?

What happens if I did not file form T2057 when converting my sole proprietorship to a corporation?

When changing from a sole proprietorship to a corporation, you must file form T2057. Otherwise, capital gains tax will apply on the assets transferred by you (i.e. sole proprietor) to your newly created corporation. Also, a penalty is levied by the Canada Revenue Agency for filing form T2057 late.  The penalty is calculated as $100 … Continue reading What happens if I did not file form T2057 when converting my sole proprietorship to a corporation?

What is the difference between a GST/HST rulings and interpretations?

An interpretation is an anonymous rulings request to the GST/HST rulings department. You will supply the case facts to the CRA who will then provide a ruling of whether you have GST/HST responsibilities based on these facts. If it is determined that you have HST responsibilities, you have the choice to ignore the interpretation as … Continue reading What is the difference between a GST/HST rulings and interpretations?

Can I pay a dividend to myself from my company in excess of the company’s retained earnings?

Generally, a company cannot declare a dividend above and beyond the retained earnings of the company on the dividend declaration date. You must wait until the company generates additional earnings before declaring additional dividends.  

What You Need to Do For Personal Service Business

The Final Nail in the Coffin for Personal Service Business? What You Can Do to Fight Back Tax advantages and deferrals amongst corporations is nothing new, so it is no surprise that Bill C-48 which received royal assent on June 26, 2013 would have looming implications for many businesses including personal service businesses (PSB). This … Continue reading What You Need to Do For Personal Service Business

Unique Tax Ideas for Small Businesses

Every serious entrepreneur understands that cash is the bloodline of their business. While they look at all areas of operation for ways to cut costs and protect their cash flow, they should be aware that smart tax planning can greatly assist their business. Below, I have explained unique tax ideas that you, as a small … Continue reading Unique Tax Ideas for Small Businesses

Toronto Small Business Accountant – Reducing Taxes and Saving $$$

Has your small business accountant Mississauga actively helped in the reduction of your taxes? Have you been able to save your small business any money? If not, then according to the advice of Allan (expert and small business accountant Mississauga) you should have a candid conversation with your business accountant and ask the following mandatory … Continue reading Toronto Small Business Accountant – Reducing Taxes and Saving $$$

Tax Deductions for Small Business Owners

What are the tax write-offs available to small business owners in Canada? If you are a small business owner in Canada, it’s important to be aware of all possible tax writes offs for your business. Tax write offs will significantly reduce your business’ taxable income and taxes payable.

Leasing vs. Buying a Car for Your Business

If you are a business owner or an employee who needs a car for work, you should know whether it’s more tax efficient to buy or lease a car in Canada There are several steps involved in answering the question, “Is it better to lease or buy a car for a business in Canada?”

How the Self Employed Can Reduce Taxes

How can the self employed in Canada save taxes? The answer to this question can be daunting and difficult to understand. However, I’ve created a simple list of the Top 5 Tax Savings Strategies for self employed persons, which are listed below. I’m sure you’ll be very pleased with these tips, once you see how … Continue reading How the Self Employed Can Reduce Taxes

Can Naturopath Doctors and Dental Hygienists incorporate in Ontario?

Dental hygienists and naturopaths can incorporate in Ontario because of new laws passed. Incorporation can lead to many benefits, such as tax savings and reduced liability. Incorporation of Hygienists and Naturopaths after 2006 Hygienists – changes to laws for incorporation In 2006 the Ontario government created Bill 171, the Health Systems Improvements Act. This bill … Continue reading Can Naturopath Doctors and Dental Hygienists incorporate in Ontario?
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