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New Trust Reporting and Filing Rules in Canada

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Last updated: Mar. 28, 2024 
Canada Revenue Agency Update, Effective March 28, 2024 In an update released March 28, 2024 the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced that bare trusts will not be required to submit a T3 Income Tax and Information Return along with a Schedule 15 (Beneficial Ownership Information of a Trust) for the … Read more

How to keep audit-proof mileage logs that lower your taxes

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Last updated: Feb. 13, 2024 
A big perk of using your personal vehicle for business when you’re self-employed is writing off your motor vehicle expenses. But if you’re doing this without keeping a mileage log, the CRA could reject your claims for these expenses. The good news is that by following our advice, you can … Read more

Converting an RRSP to an RRIF

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Last updated: Feb. 13, 2024 
You’ve been saving money for years in your registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and now it’s time to cash in. You could take out all the money at once if you wanted, but it’s a better idea to convert the RRSP to a registered retirement investment fund (RRIF). The RRIF … Read more

Small Business Tax Preparation [Free Checklists]

Last updated: Feb. 4, 2024  Tax season can be a daunting time for small business owners in Canada. Being well-prepared for tax time is important, as obligations to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and tax laws can be complex. Here we provide you with a comprehensive, printable small business tax preparation checklist that lists all … Read more

Should I use an RRSP or TFSA as a business owner?

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Last updated: Jan. 26, 2024 
If you’re self-employed or a small business owner, saving for retirement comes with a unique set of challenges, which may include:  You lack access to an employer-funded savings plan. You’re putting as much of your own money into the business as possible.  You’re extremely focused on the growth of your … Read more

Does your incorporated business have a minute book?

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Last updated: Jan. 10, 2024  Every Canadian incorporated business is required to create and maintain an official record of its activities and transactions, which is known as a minute book. The Canada Business Corporations Act has established a set of requirements for what must be included in these corporate minute books. As a business owner, … Read more

How to manage your taxes if you are self-employed [7 tips]

How to manage your taxes if you're self-employed

Last updated: Dec. 22, 2023  If you’re self-employed, you already know how stressful tax preparation and planning can be – keeping track of receipts, staying up-to-date on the Canada Revenue Agency’s policies, and ensuring you’re capturing all of your deductions and expenses. Luckily, we have 7 tried-and-true tax tips that will help you stay on track … Read more

Choosing the right business structure

Last updated: Dec. 22, 2023  Congratulations! You’ve decided to start your own business. There’s probably a million different things running through your head right now. And before you order business cards and a World’s Best Boss mug for your desk, you’ll have to give some thought to business structure. Sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations are … Read more

Canadian small business tax planning strategies

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Last updated: Dec. 22, 2023 
Small business owners are entrepreneurs. Known for having great ideas, they’re passionate about their products or services and want to change the world. This laser-sharp focus often won’t leave them with enough time or energy to handle their taxes. It’s never too early to start thinking about tax planning strategies … Read more