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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.

Jan 04, 2023

U.S. Self Employment Income - Self Employment Tax

Self employment income is subject to U.S. self employment tax ... updated to 2023. You'll find information on estimated taxes, standard mileage rates and U.S. rules for business use of your car.

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Jan 04, 2023

2023 Self Employment Taxes | FICA & CPP

Learn about self employment taxes for business owners working from home ... US self employment tax (SICA) & required CPP contributions for self employed in Canada.

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Jan 04, 2023

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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Jan 04, 2023

CRA Auto Allowances | IRS Mileage Rates

What is CRA's tax free auto allowance for 2023? What is the IRS standard mileage rate for 2023? Find these and other business travel rates here.

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Jan 04, 2023

5 Tips for Business Owners Looking to Organize Their Books

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

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Jan 04, 2023

IRS News For U.S. Work From Home Business Owners

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 2023 COLA & FICA.

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Dec 28, 2022

Canadian Bookkeeping and Tax Rates

Compliance tax rates of interest to Canadian small business owners and bookkeepers who work from home. Includes tax free automobile allowance rates.

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Nov 03, 2022

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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Nov 03, 2022

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 03, 2022

Current Payroll Tax Rates | Canadian Bookkeeping

2023 CPP rates released Nov 1, 2022. 2023 EI rates were released in Sep 2023. Find current Canadian payroll tax rates and tips ... so you can meet your payroll compliance obligations.

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Jan 31, 2022

Bookkeeping Checklist | Accounting Checklist

Small business accounting and bookkeeping checklist ... how to package your recordkeeping information for your bookkeeper and/or accountant ... ensuring your year end will go as smoothly as possible.

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Dec 20, 2021

Tax Compliance in Canada | Small Business Due Dates

Canadian tax compliance due dates. Notes & references for 2021/2022 tax season deadlines, GST/HST, payroll source deductions, T4 & T4A information returns, WCB.

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Jan 14, 2021

Tax Filing Deadlines in Canada

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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Jan 06, 2021

CCPC - Canadian Corporate Income Tax

The Bookkeeper's Notes, part 1 on Canadian corporate bookkeeping and income tax for a CCPC.

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Jan 04, 2021

Monthend Bookkeeping | Procedures Manual

How to perform monthend bookkeeping tasks manual. 21 simple steps for work from home business owners who manage their own set of books. You can have accurate and timely internal financial statements.

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May 29, 2020

What to do with T4A slips received from customers / clients

I get self-employment professional income reported on T4As from several different sources and although they are for work that is essentially similar, every

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May 12, 2020

Downloading QBO Attachments in a Batch

While reading and participating in various online bookkeeping groups, I noticed the question is arising as to how you can download all the attachments

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Sep 26, 2019

US & Canadian Bookkeeper News and Handy Reference Page

The Bookkeeper News and Reference Page is for the hard working, self-employed business owner. Find U.S. and Canadian small business news ...

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Sep 04, 2019

Ablii Workflow | QBO Intgegration

Automate sending business payments online with an Ablii workflow. Seamlessly integrates with QBO. Multiple approvals available. $0.75 for each domestic transaction.

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Aug 26, 2019

Meals with Wife | CRA

Can I claim meals with my wife as a business deduction? We talk about the business at some point during the meal.

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Aug 24, 2019

Plooto Workflow | QBO Integration

Automate sending and receiving payments online with a Plooto workflow. Seamlessly integrates with QBO. Dual stage authorization. $25 per month monthly fees introduced effective August 31, 2019.

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Aug 09, 2019

Cell Phones and CRA

Editor: links updated 2019-08 Are cell phones fully deductible? My client is using 2 cell phone and I am not sure if they are both fully deductible.

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Apr 26, 2019

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. You need to know this stuff if you are using QBO!

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Mar 17, 2019

Minimum Wage Rates in Canada by Province

Canadian minimum wage rates and links to provincial and territorial employment standards - good for backwork; hours of work compliance; unclaimed/uncashed pay cheques

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Mar 07, 2019

Place of Supply Rules For GST & HST

Effective May 1, 2010, the place of supply rules for IPP and services changes. They are now based on customer location. New QST rules for non-residents went into effect in 2019. Learn about online sales, out-of-province sales, non-resident sales.

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