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Introducing Shane Schepens, Partner at Clearline CPA

We are excited to announce that Shane Schepens has joined Clearline CPA as a Tax Partner. Shane will be leading the further development of our in-depth tax department.   Shane primarily focuses on income tax planning, reorganizations, and succession planning for Canadian owner-managed businesses in various industries.   He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the…

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SR&ED: Do you know about this research grant?

Author: Bilal Kathrada   What is SR&ED?  While most people haven’t heard of this government program, those who do know about it are likely taking advantage.   In a country with approximately 1.2 million small businesses, only an estimated 22,000 businesses are using the program. These 22,000 businesses are splitting the approximate $3 billion annual allowance.…

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Using KPIs to Monitor and Improve Business Performance

Author: Tom Gillespie In a previous article titled Better Financial Information, Better Decisions we discussed how maintaining up to date and accurate financial records can provide business owners and managers with better information from which to base their management decisions. In this article, we introduce the concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and how they…

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Condo Flippers Beware!

Author: Jeff Block I start every morning perusing what is making headlines in the news, with particular attention given to tax topics.  If I stay diligent, I plan to share some of the headlines I have found interesting during the past month or two. An accountant I am – a blogger I am not.  So,…

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Understanding the Canada Child Benefit

Author: Dave Block It’s September and I find myself transitioning out of full summer mode. I have been spending some much needed quality time with my wife and our nearly-two-year-old daughter. With camping, parks, beaches, playgrounds, and swing-sets (sprinkled with some wine-touring and the odd round of golf), July and August came and went wonderfully…

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Clearline CPA ranks in the Top 20 Largest Accounting Firms in BC

Clearline Chartered Professional Accountants was recently featured by Business in Vancouver  as one of British Columbia’s 20 biggest accounting firms. When ranked by total number of employees for BC firms who participated in the survey we ranked 19th overall. This is the first time Clearline has been featured in such a list and marks a…

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