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It’s Tax Season! Are You Ready?

hectic tax seasonDo you have your papers and records ready for your 2013 tax return?

It can be a hectic time getting ready and it’s easy to miss something. Use the following information to help you get through this tax season and ensure you receive all the credits and deductions you’re entitled to.

A few weeks ago we provided a tax appointment checklist to help you get started and ensure you have all the records and information you need to complete your tax return.

If you’re self-employed, use this small business tax filing checklist to help you get ready for your June 15 filing deadline.

Remember, although the filing deadline for self-employed individuals is June 16 this year, you must pay any taxes owing by April 30 to avoid any interest or penalties.

Perhaps you completed your own tax return last year and this year you’re just too busy running your business or perhaps your business has grown and you need help with the complexities of the Canadian tax system, follow this link for 5 tips to help you work with a tax professional.

At FBC, we pride ourselves in the relationships we have with our Members.

We don’t just open our office in January and disappear in May. We provide year-round tax planning and business consultation, in addition to our Audit Protection guarantee.

Check out The FBC Advantage™ to learn more about how you can benefit from a relationship with FBC.

We started over 60 years ago working with farmers and quickly realized the similarities with small businesses.

In addition to our expertise in farm taxes, we also specialize in taxes for small businesses, particularly for construction contractors and skilled tradespersons, transportation professionals and trucker owner/operators, self-employed, and professionals service-based businesses.

Let us know in the comments if you plan on doing your tax return yourself this year or if you’ll be using a tax professional.