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This picture is from my day trip to Stuart Lake in 2009. Doesn't looking at this picture just make you want to exhale ... it's okay you're allowed.
Life was very good at Rainbow's End (my lake property) ... all sixteen years. I've moved and downsized now ... and am on to new adventures ... although I still miss living at the lake some days. Being creative about solving the problems life throws at you is a necessity. The way to reach your goal is not always a straight line.
I pay my GST annually once a year. I went to the bank and did so through the teller on October 15th for $500.00. On November 30th, the bank pulls the
Learn about self employment taxes for business owners working from their homes. You'll find information on US self employment tax (SICA) and required CPP contributions for the self employed in Canada.
Self employment income is subject to U.S. self employment tax ... updated to 2017. You'll find information on estimated taxes, standard mileage rates and U.S. rules for business use of your car.
Payroll tax deductions are mandatory for small business owners in the U.S. and Canada. What is the employer's and employee's Social Security tax rate for 2017? What are the CPP and EI rates for 2017?
What is CRA's tax free auto allowance for 2017? What is the IRS standard mileage rate for 2017? Find these and other business travel rates here.
Canadian minimum wage rates and links to provincial and territorial employment standards; hours of work compliance; unclaimed/uncashed pay chequess
CRA news to help Canadian business owners doing their own bookkeeping keep abreast of relevant changes and announcements. You can stop worrying now whether you are up-to-date with government updates!
Compliance tax rates that would be of interest to Canadian small business owners and bookkeepers who work from home.
What will your New Year's resolution be? If you're like most small business owners, your New Year's resolution will likely have something to do with
I have a client who wants me to change her P&L so that it looks like she has a profit instead of the actual loss so that she can refinance her house.
When you file sales tax with a balance of less than $2.00 the CRA states that a sales tax balance will not be charged (or refunded). On my Notice of Assessment
U.S. small business tax information helps small business owners learn their compliance responsibilities. Deadlines updated monthly, IRS interest rates, payroll taxes, self-employment income and more.
CRA and IRS interest rates for corporate loans to shareholders, installment sales, under and over payment of taxes
Find current bookkeeping news for U.S. and Canadian self-employed business owners. Covers IRS news items, CRA news items, PST in BC and more.
Canadian tax compliance due dates updated monthly. Also notes and references for 2016/2017 tax season deadlines, GST/HST, payroll source deductions, T4 and T4A information returns, WCB.
Hi: I have a software corporation with finances separate from my personal finances. I have separate business and personal accounts at the same bank (Wells
My accountant has said that her clients generally drop off their accounting documents in a secured package to her residential building concierge and this
How to claim the input tax credits for business use of your personal vehicle. Both sole proprietors and corporations are discussed. How ITCs and CCA on your personal vehicle are tied together.
I really hope you can help clarify something for me. I have a question regarding charging our clients HST on some expenses (or reimbursements). We own
IRS news and other information that would be of interest to U.S. business owners who do their own bookkeeping or work from home bookkeepers. News on 2016 COLA & FICA.
This chat discusses IRS payroll tax deposits ... and withholding requirements. To help you meet your compliance obligations, you'll also find current tax remitting and filing due dates too!
A series of chats about recordkeeping systems to get and stay organized so you can get rid of those drawers of stashed receipts? Simple choices and guidelines to eliminate stress and panic.
Hi, When I started my business, I paid my former employer $2,500 for her client list. How do I record this? Hi Laila, John Day, MBA has a great
2017 CPP rates released in November 1, 2016. 2017 EI rates released Sep. 14, 2016. Find current Canadian payroll tax rates and tips ... so you can meet your payroll compliance obligations.
We purchased an ATV and my husband wrote it on the company account but it should have been a personal cheque. How can I fix this? If this is an