Accounting

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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Should I Incoporate my Practice

Should I Incorporate my Practice?

Should I incorporate my practice? This is a common question for medical and dental professionals and it is one that has become increasingly more relevant since the new tax on split income (“TOSI”) rules were introduced in 2017. Determining whether or not incorporation is right for your practice is not straightforward and can be costly if you make the wrong decision. To begin the process of determining whether or not you should incorporate, consider the …

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Tips and Traps to Avoid to be an Effective Treasurer

Tips and Traps to Avoid to be An Effective Treasurer

To be successful a non-profit or charitable organization must earn the trust and respect of its donors and funders. Due to an organization’s financial management being directly tied to the Treasurer’s responsibilities, their execution of these responsibilities will have an impact on the public’s perception and confidence in the organization as a whole. When an organization is seeking a Treasurer they should keep this top of mind and look for individuals with strong financial literacy …

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Accounts Receivable - Bill early, Bill often, Be vigilant

Accounts Receivable – Bill Early, Bill Often, Be Vigilant

Not every business owner has the luxury of owning a business where customers/clients pay at the same time that the service/product is delivered. While this may be the case for restaurants, retail stores, auto repair shops and so forth, the majority of businesses have to wait for payment. Managing credit risk and collections is a critical aspect of running their business successfully. A key thing to remember is that a sale is not a sale …

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Should you pay your personal expenses from your business?

Should you Pay your Personal Expenses from your Business?

Do you ever use your business bank account or credit card to pay personal expenses? Perhaps you are out doing errands for your business and pick up personal items at the same time. Rather than asking the sales clerk to process two transactions, you charge all the items to your business credit card. Is this Ok? Yes, but it’s a bad idea! CAN I USE MONEY THAT COMES INTO MY BUSINESS FOR PERSONAL ITEMS? The …

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