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Blogs on Good Bookkeeping Practices

Hey You ... Welcome to The Bookkeeper's Blog! Join me as I blog on good bookkeeping practices for work from home bookkeepers and business owners who do their own books.

Here is where you have the opportunity to easily keep up-to-date on new or updated blog pages being posted to the Bookkeeping Essentials web site.

It is my sincere hope that you will learn good bookkeeping practices that help you manage your business finances easily and more efficiently.

To your success! … and, of course, thank you to the readers and viewers of my blog.

from Rainbow's End
"where heaven and earth sometimes touch"

Your tutor, Lake


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.

Image of seaplane moored on Stuart Lake. Life is good here.
Photo courtesy of B. Gale

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing
that we see too late the one that is open.


-- Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor --

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.

Nov 11, 2017

CRA News for Home Based Business Owners

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!

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Nov 11, 2017

Current Payroll Tax Rates | Canadian Bookkeeping

2018 CPP rates released in November 1, 2017. 2018 EI rates released Sep. 20, 2017. Find current Canadian payroll tax rates and tips ... so you can meet your payroll compliance obligations.

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Oct 31, 2017

Do You Need To Download Your Paperless Statements?

There is nothing worse than being in the middle of an audit with the CRA or IRS and not having your paperless statements or bills you need because you didn't download the information!

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Oct 26, 2017

Do ITCs need to be zeroed at the end of the year?

When I submitted my GST/HST return, the government re-assessed it and ended up giving me $1.22 in Refund Interest. The way I accounted for it in my bookkeeping

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Oct 26, 2017

Late Filing Penalties

What is the best account to record late filing penalties in or should there be an account designated specifically to this? I usually create a sub

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Oct 06, 2017

CRA and IRS Interest Rates | Small Business

CRA and IRS interest rates for corporate loans to shareholders, installment sales, under and over payment of taxes

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Oct 06, 2017

Tax Filing Deadlines in Canada

Updated monthly. Canadian tax filing deadlines and due dates for GST/HST, PST, payroll source deductions, T4 and T4A information returns, WCB, business income tax returns.

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Oct 06, 2017

Tax Compliance in Canada | Small Business Due Dates

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.

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Oct 04, 2017

Minimum Wage Rates in Canada by Province

Canadian minimum wage rates and links to provincial and territorial employment standards; hours of work compliance; unclaimed/uncashed pay chequess

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Oct 04, 2017

Plooto Workflow | QBO Integration

Automate sending and receiving payments online with a Plooto workflow. Seamlessly integrates with QBO. Dual stage authorization with no monthly fees.

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Oct 04, 2017

Fix monthly payable

How can I adjust our health insurance expense in the current month for problems in the past? Past bills dated in a certain month were entered as the 1st

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Aug 06, 2017

QBO-PayPal Data Sync | QBO Workflow

Do you want a QBO - PayPal data sync? There are three ways to import your PayPal transactions into QBO. Determine what option is best for you. Plus I share a low-tech method as well.

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Jul 29, 2017

Loans to Shareholders | Employee Loans

Loans to shareholders, part 2 of The Bookkeeper's Notes on Canadian corporate bookkeeping and income tax for a CCPC. Includes owner manager remuneration.

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Jul 29, 2017

Perfect Your Online Accounting Workflow

Why it is important to continually perfect your online accounting workflow process and how to go about it ... also eCommerce workflow tips and choosing the apps that is right for you.

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Jul 21, 2017

Processing Debit Card Refunds | Learning QuickBooks

Marnie Stretch, CPB shows you a simple and effective way to handle a debit card refund in QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.

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Jul 03, 2017

QBO - LedgerDocs Workflow | Document Management

Gathering your bookkeeping documents in one place is easy with QBO - LedgerDocs workflow integration … making collaboration with your bookkeeper a breeze.

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Jul 02, 2017

QuickBooks Online FX Transactions and Conversion

I am really at lost regarding the booking my foreign exchange transactions & conversions, and need your help! Here is my situation: Our books are in CAD

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Jun 25, 2017

Voluntary Disclosure and Unfiled Tax Returns

Have you failed to file a tax return ... or the return you filed wasn't accurate? CRA's Voluntary Disclosure Program saves you from an audit and criminal investigation.

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Jun 10, 2017

Chrome Browser Features | QBO Workflow

Tips on how to optimize Chrome browser features for cloud accounting software like QBO (QuickBooks Online) and other cloud accounting related software.

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Apr 11, 2017

Credit Card Bank Account

The company I work for has a credit card bank account and their main bank account. The person who does the bookkeeping (not me) has set up the accounting

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Mar 09, 2017

Cell Phones and CRA

Are cell phones fully deductible? My client is using 2 cell phone and I am not sure if they are both fully deductible. Is there a rule on this? If using

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Feb 12, 2017

T4A Reporting | How to Use QuickBooks Online

As the February deadline approaches, we all scramble to aggregate information for T4A reporting. The T4As and T5018s information is not organically available (yet) in QBO. Here is a workaround option.

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Feb 12, 2017

How To Send Sensitive Information Online

Sending sensitive information in an email is NOT a good idea. Explore your options on how to best transmit financial documents online and prevent identity theft.

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Feb 08, 2017

Small Business Accounting | Bookkeeping Basics

Small business accounting is accomplished by performing basic bookkeeping procedures consistently. Find examples of how to record basic journal entries and learn basic bookkeeping practices.

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Feb 07, 2017

Canadian Corporate Minute Book

Basic information on maintaining the corporate minute book and your annual registration requirements ... also referred to as The Annual Report.

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