If receiving full salary even after being injured, consider whether some of it could be classified as Worker Compensation and therefore tax-free.
A taxpayer may be eligible for the Disability tax credit (DTC) if the impairment(s) represents a marked restriction in the ability to perform a basic activity of daily living
Transport Canada released details on the purchase incentive of up to $5,000 for zero-emission vehicles as originally proposed in the 2019 Budget...
When trying to find ways to engage new generation workers, consider these two thoughts; first, are millennials, and the older generation needs different?
Nobody can act you more than you! If you would be making huge financial decisions, you might have to consider several factors- both personal and financial.
The best way to stay in tune with your customers is to understand your customer; a way to do that is by being your own customer.
Clothing reimbursements - consider including distinctive visual markings such that it would be considered a uniform and therefore not subject to tax for the employee.
Because we all know any conference day is a long one.
You can become famous through luck. But becoming known and a trusted a personal brand requires consistent work over many months, and perhaps even years.
SPECIAL WORK SITE ALLOWANCE planning to sell your residence because most of your time is spent at a special work site, note that your allowance may become taxable.
No matter how strong your passwords are, chances are that sooner or later they can be breached.
Stress is an unavoidable consequence of our everyday work lives. There are going to be times where we’re going to deal with it, and there are going to be times where all it seems like it’s doing is piling up and finding its way into our personal lives.
In May and June of 2019, the provincial courts of appeal in Ontario and Saskatchewan ruled that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the Carbon Tax) was constitutional.
The most easily executed strategic plans are no more than 2 pages long
One of the most common issues seen when businesspeople find themselves in trouble with debt, is that they don’t actually know what they might actually be liable for.
Having a certification would not only give you an edge in the accounting labour market, but it would also increase your earning capacity.
In the early days of media, you had a daily newspaper, three network television stations, and some magazines.
Being able to see the world from others point of view is such a beautiful talent- don’t waste it.
On average, business people receive about 90 emails each day and send about 40
Your small business can make a big carbon-cutting impact! The 6 steps to running a carbon neutral business and why it’s the must-make business move of 2019 – all explained here
Not everyone understands how to appropriate the use of social media when it comes to marketing.
A fifth of small businesses don’t have an accountant. As they grow, they’ll eventually want to get one. So how do you welcome those fresh young businesses into your practice?
Email has been around since the ‘70s but it’s still our favourite form of online communication. Because of that, email newsletters are a great marketing tool and offer some of the best returns on investment in the industry. So how do you do it well?
Bruce Earle’s clients might not recognise the beanie wearing, craft-beer drinking, fan of “the Boss” (singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen) outside of work days at his accounting practice. But Bruce has always been one do things a bit differently.
This article will be focused on how users can deal with cases of abusive emails.
Instead of waiting for marketing agencies to do the work, it is time for companies to start branding themselves.
An audit report could be either summarized or lengthy.
The three major forms of business activities are financing, investing and operating.
The same things happen to everyone in different ways.
My nine most important lessons from investing over the past 35 years are that: there is always a cycle; the crowd gets it wrong at extremes; what you pay for an investment matters a lot; getting markets right is not as easy as you think; investment markets don’t learn; compound interest applied to investments is like magic; it pays to be optimistic; keep it simple; and you need to know yourself to succeed at investing.
Over 5,000 firms rely on Xero Tax to lodge their tax returns
Take stock of the assets you have and create a realistic plan to define your purpose, gather resources and develop market insights.
From small to large, accounting practices of all types can be effectively thinking ahead.
A good succession plan can secure a business owner’s legacy, and their retirement. Why not help your clients come up with one? It could be one of the most important and enduring things you do for them. Here’s how to get the process started.
Jason Blumer realised his creative talent would be curbed if he stuck to the traditional ways of running an accounting business. So when he was let loose to manage his father’s firm, he started experimenting and having fun.
When a customer complains about your product, ask yourself first whether they have a point.
It is essential to create a great first impression.
Cash Flow is what makes businesses live
More than anything, companies must prepare their employees to be deeply knowledgeable but broadly adaptable.
This blog article will help suggest a few things that you can do to make conferencing less of a hassle for business owners.
It’s not just personal data that are in jeopardy.
Imagine that any email you send was given to every employee at your company. If this thought makes you nervous, and it isn't due to privacy laws, you may need to reevaluate your message.
Understanding and articulating your company’s “why” is fundamentally important, but the “how” behind how you and your team execute drives your organization’s culture and ultimately, it's brand.
The resources of every organisation includes among other things, physical, financial, time, information as well as human.
If you've ever thought of starting a bookkeeping business, now's the time. There are fewer barriers to entry than ever. Read our seven tips on how to get started.
Interest rates on Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans will be lowered starting in 2019-2020...
CRA was asked whether the costs of installing a steam shower (sauna) and hydrotherapy pool could be eligible for the medical expense tax credit (METC)?
Consider whether an RRSP contribution should be made now in order to benefit from the tax deduction, while making equity available for a later home purchase. Funds withdrawn under the plan must be in the RRSP at least 90 days prior to the withdrawal...
Watch out for details of this new incentive to be released in the fall...
Consider revisiting your estate plan, will, and any other communications you would like to leave for your family.
Each parent is entitled to half of the credits/benefits which would be available if the child resided primarily with them
Determine whether it is best to defer receiving OAS prior to applying...
To qualify for the rebate, the purchaser, or a person related to the purchaser, must, at the time they become liable for the purchase, intend to use the property as their primary place of residence...
A web app puts you out to the world, gives you a platform, brings traffic to your site.
As a member of the learning and development industry, I am bombarded with research, insights, event invites, and models almost daily
Planning is simply a process that involves shaping a course of action that is to be done at a later date.
On the list of crucial things that determine if a small scale business will stay relevant or fold up within a short while, money is right on the top.
Ever heard the quote by David Allen, who says “You can do anything, but not everything.”
The Internet has made it very easy for a business to make its goods and services reach more and more people all over the world.
You need billing to be fast and accurate.
Depreciation affects your bottom line, your tax bill, and the value of your business. Those are three good reasons to learn what depreciation is and how it works. Here are the basics.
Debits and credits are one of those fundamental concepts in accounting..
Technology has facilitated all aspects of life
"Positioning" is a term that gets thrown around a lot but can often be confused with other marketing activities.
All entrepreneurs need a parachute.
You understand the phrase, “Time is money” better when you are in the labour market.
Do you know that the wages you pay your employee is not all that your employee costs?
Facebook started in 2005 as a small networking site at Harvard University.
Tax Day is just right around the corner
What is really happening in the life of our small business?
There’s a reason “The Room Where It Happens” is one of Broadway hit Hamilton’s standout songs: the track’s theme -- longing to be included among key decision-makers in the place in which decisions are made -- is timeless.
If it’s going to survive, a startup needs to grow.
Bank feeds are a core component of Xero, giving you an up to date view of your cash position so you know how your business is performing.
As part of the Beautiful Business Talks hosted by Xero at this year’s Accounting Business Expo, I was given the opportunity to present on how accountants and bookkeepers can provide advisory services to their clients.
TIP: All leaders that are good need to focus on days to come. You have to know what's next and how to prepare for it.
Make it a point to look for hidden talent in your teammates. It should be easy to determine who benefits you the most, when you are looking for helpers.
In today’s competitive environment, businesses can survive and thrive when managers or owners implement measures that encourage their employees to share new ideas and innovations to improve the workplace. As a temp administrative assistant, I have observed many innovations that work - and don't work- on the job.
The concept of search engine optimisation (SEO) is literally everywhere. It is so important now, and every webmaster needs its knowledge, so content marketing is as effective as it is supposed to be.
When it comes to businesses and the publicity they involve, losing one customer can cause a chain reaction that makes you lose several other customers; existing and potential.
Ever heard about SSL Certificates?
You probably have.
Benefits have evolved. Once upon a time, “word-of-mouth” adverts was what worked, later on, if you couldn’t get your business to be on the television or radio, you were not dreaming big enough.
Accounts receivable is the money you’re owed by customers. Once you send an invoice (or bill), it becomes part of your accounts receivable – until it’s paid.
For hundreds of years, paper was the gold standard of written communication.
Anything you needed to record or remember, from love letters to receipts, was printed on paper.
China is currently developing a kind of social credit system, not dissimilar to a financial credit system, designed to reward people for doing good deeds and demonstrating honesty and integrity while punishing people for committing untrustworthy acts.
The difference between cash basis and accrual basis accounting comes down to timing. When do you record revenue or expenses?
One of the biggest mistakes made by new business owners is not to engage startup legal services to handle possible issues for their new venture.
When was the last time you stopped to think?
I mean really stopped.
So you didn’t follow the Elon Musk path of creating a computer game at age 12 or cold-calling a corporate banking maven to snag a paying internship? You can still become a compelling, talked-about entrepreneur if you follow a few best practices.
Starting up a small business is no easy feat. It requires a great deal of vision and effort. Every small business is unique, and so, it comes with its peculiar rise and falls.
Up until recently, Twitter advertising has been a redundant marketing channel in place of the giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
There’s always “that” leader everyone looks up to; people want to talk like them, act like them, sound like them, and above all, have the privileges they have. However, it is important to realise that with great opportunity comes great responsibility. Every leader has qualities in them that make them stand out from followers. Yet, many followers have the abilities to become a leader.
A business does not exist in the absence of customers. Implying that every company needs to have customers flocking around; new or existing. This is the exact reason why several brands keep thinking of new ways to expand their customer base.
The annual TFSA contribution limit for 2019 will be increased to $6,000 (from $5,500) due to indexation...
If incurring child care costs with a recreational or educational component, consideration may be given to claiming these amounts as a child care expense, up to the maximum allowed amount. That is, an annual amount of $8,000/child under 7, $5,000/child aged 7 to 16 and $11,000 for a disabled child.
Although it may be possible deduct travel amounts against employment income, such amounts are often challenged by CRA.
Be prepared by reviewing protocol and obligations in respect of client information hacks and losses. Quick response can assist in rectifying the integrity of the data and the relationship with the client.
Review whether capital purchases should be accelerated, and whether the accelerated deduction should be claimed given your particular situation
Does your business surge at specific times of the year, and lag in others? That’s typical for most professionals—there are certain times of the year when business is booming and other times when it is lacking. While it may be nice to have a break to catch up on those must-do administrative tasks, wouldn’t it be better to have steady business all year long? Of course, it would! So let’s take a look at some marketing ideas to grow your business and keep your clients engaged even during the off-season.
Cash flow is a critical component of small business success. This is especially true if you run a trade business. Your ability to purchase tools and supplies, pay staff, and keep your vehicles running relies on having cash in the bank.
I was tired of spending my days staring miserably at mind-numbing spreadsheets and desperately wishing for our systems to crash so I could go home early.