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What is the RESP and how does it work?

Oct 11, 2019
Are you worried about saving for your child’s education after high school? What if we told you there’s a way you can start saving now for their future, and get a boost from the Canadian government?

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7 ways a mobile app can help your small business

Oct 07, 2019
With so many Canadians incorporating apps into their daily habits, it’s tempting to find a way to get in your customer’s pocket (or purse). But what are the benefits of a mobile app for your small business? Is it worth the investment?

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Why farm succession planning is so important

Sep 30, 2019
Having an estate plan that includes a Will is critical to having your assets distributed as you wished through the hands of your chosen executor after your death. Without a Will, the courts may appoint someone to liquidate or distribute your assets in a manner you might never have intended.

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FBC Reviews: Feedback from farms and small business owners

Sep 26, 2019
We love getting feedback on FBC Reviews, a collection of testimonials, reviews and opinions from our Members. If you want to read more about why our Members love our year-round, personalized, all-in-one solution for their farm or small business, here are some of our favourite reviews from the website.

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Should I use a RRSP or TFSA as a business owner?

Sep 18, 2019
Are you investing in a RRSP or TFSA? If you’re not, you’re missing out on tax savings.

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How to keep a CRA mileage log for vehicle expenses

Sep 13, 2019
If you’re self-employed and using your vehicle for business use, are you keeping a mileage log? If you’re audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and you don’t have one, the CRA could reject your claims for motor vehicle expenses. Avoid CRA scrutiny with our tips and tricks on keeping a mileage log.

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What you need to know about CRA payroll deductions and remittance as an employer

Sep 05, 2019
How to fulfill your CRA payroll obligations as an employer.

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Our top picks for August 2019

Aug 26, 2019
We list our favourite picks from around the web that offer inspiration, advice and interesting information for small businesses.

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Year-end tax planning for farmers

Aug 23, 2019
When you’re busy with the harvest, or preparing for the upcoming season, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. But there are year-end tax planning strategies you can use now to help reduce your tax bill.

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How to use income splitting to reduce your tax bill

Aug 14, 2019
While there are attribution rules in place that prevent income splitting, there are exceptions to the rules you can use to make income splitting work to your advantage and grow your family wealth.

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