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Celebrate Tax Freedom Day 2019

If the average Canadian family paid their annual taxes (from all levels of government) up front each year, it would take them from January 1 until the beginning of June. From this perspective, Tax Freedom Day serves as a symbolic indicator to mark when you are finally able to keep the remainder of your earnings for…


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The Benefits of Family Trusts

Recent changes in legislation have left individuals questioning the benefits of a Family Trust (“FT”). In this article, we will explain some of the legislative changes and identify the benefits that still exist from using an FT.      While this article focuses on the tax benefits available through the use of an FT, trusts…


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New CRA Digital Services for Charities

As of June 1, 2019, charities will be able to electronically file their T3010 Registered Charity Returns with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). New digital services include online application for registrations, filing of T3010 Registered Charity Information Return, as well as the ability to update your organizations information online. Charities will continue to receive form TF725,…


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Better Financial Information, Better Decisions

Modifying your accounting processes can improve business information, help you make better decisions and uncover insights to better manage your business. Here’s how. Many small organizations record their financial information on a ‘cash basis’ as opposed to an ‘accrual basis’.  Other organizations record a ‘modified cash basis’ – a blend of cash basis with some…


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B.C.’s Employer Health Tax is Here. Is your Business Ready?

Effective January 1, 2019, the Employer Health Tax (EHT) is an annual tax that will be levied on an employer’s payroll as part of the government’s plan to eliminate the Medical Service Plan (MSP) premium. Under the current system of MSP, employers are able to choose whether or not they want to pay their employee’s…


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Financial Statement Reporting – What are your Options?

There are three levels of reporting that a CPA firm such as Clearline can provide both private business corporate clients as well as not-for-profit organizations. This article will introduce you to these three levels of reporting and provide you with some guidance as to which one is most likely the best choice for your company…


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