Business Matters June 2015

The June edition of Business Matters is available directly from our website along with past copies as well as Tax Tips and Traps. Download Business Matters In this Edition …. Salary or Dividends The way a bonus is paid has a significant effect on corporate and personal after-tax income. You’re Hired Human rights legislation governs all hiring practices. Improve the…

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Top 5 Reasons To Use A Tax Accountant

Over the next 2 – 3 weeks, you will start receiving your tax slips in the mail. Most T4’s and T5’s must be submitted to you by the end of February and T3’s will follow a short time after. As you start getting ready to file, you may want to consider using a professional to help you with your tax…

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Death & The Shareholders Agreement

The shareholders agreement is an important part of your business. It addresses many common situation business owners may face when they have partners in the business. Your shareholders agreement is also part of your succession plan and deals with what happens on your death. If you have a shareholders agreement, does it provide enough flexibility for your executor and the…

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Why Use an Accountant?

Accountants do more than your bookkeeping and prepare your taxes. In fact, an accountant with a professional designation has expertise in finance, business management, technology, taxation, and business management. Your accountant has a stake in you and your business. We are your advisor and counsel who can be depended on to deliver objective advice. Other ways an accountant can help you includes: Succession…

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12 Income Splitting Opportunities

Many of the income splitting opportunities have been curtailed by a set of rules known as the attribution rules. When opportunities are available, they can be complex, expensive, and difficult to maintain. However, if you and other family members are in very different tax brackets, the benefits may be substantial. Record Keeping Proper records are a must when establishing an income splitting arrangement.…

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Tax Tip: Defer Capital Gains

When you sell certain types of property including shares, real estate, a business or farm for a gain you may be able to defer the tax on the capital gain for up to 5 years and in in certain circumstances, 10 years. The Income Tax Act allows you to defer a portion of your capital gain when you sell property but do…

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