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Understanding your financial statements

Every Small Company’ s Owner Should Understand Their Financial Statements

Do you review your company’s financial statements regularly? Do you understand what they tell you about your business? If not, you are not alone. Many business owners are focused on starting, growing, or maintaining their businesses. As a result, they do not take the time to understand their financial statements and the vital information they provide about their business. When used effectively, your financial statements are a tool that will help you plan better, address …

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Avoid the tax trap of starting a new business

Starting a New Business? Avoid the Tax Trap!

What an amazing time in life! You have a fabulous business idea, you have the skill to pull it off, and you are going for it! Your family and friends are all behind you and you are ready to start. Off you go… Things start really well, you gain momentum as word of your product or service reaches beyond your personal circle. You begin to focus on delivering to your customers and you are doing …

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Should Not-for-Profit Incorporate?

Should you Incorporate your Not-For-Profit Organization?

Incorporation can require a lot of paperwork and involves incurring legal fees, all of which may lead you to ask, is it worth it? No federal or provincial legislation requires a Not-for-Profit Organization (NPO) to incorporate. Like anything in life, there are both benefits and costs associated with incorporation. The answer to whether or not an NPO should incorporate does not have a “one size fits all” solution. Each NPO needs to consider its activities, …

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Donating Securities - A Viable Charitable Donation Option

Donating Securities – A Viable Charitable Donation Option

The majority of people will agree that when you give to a cause that is important to you it makes you feel good.  Traditionally, most donations to charitable organizations have been done via donating forms of cash.  Others provide donations of unused goods or services on a pro bono basis. These methods of donating provide the donor with tax savings in addition to feeling good. What if you could increase the amount of money you …

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Quebec Sales Tax - QST

QST Registration Date Approaching for Non-Residents of Quebec Who Sell Goods and Services into Quebec

The Québec budget tabled on March 27, 2018 introduced a new QST regime that takes effect on September 1, 2019 for suppliers who are resident in Canada but not residents of Québec.  This legislation has three newly defined suppliers for QST purposes: Foreign Specified Suppliers (FSS), Canadian Specified Suppliers (CSS) and operators of a Specified Digital Platform (SDP). An FSS is a supplier who: does not carry on a business in Canada; does not have …

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