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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.

Tags: Farm Taxes, Small Business Taxes, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, Trades Taxes

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Finding the right industry code for your business tax return

May 22, 2019
If you’re self-employed, you'll need to include an industry code on your tax return. Find out what it is and where to find it.

Tags: Financial Planning, Small Business Taxes, Tax Preparation

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Tax strategies for Canadian Entrepreneurs

Small Business Tax Planning Strategies for Canadian Entrepreneurs

Jun 23, 2018
There are a lot of tax strategies that Canadian entrepreneurs can take advantage of to decrease their taxes and increase their income.

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Construction Tax

Top Tips for Paying Less Tax as an Independent Contractor in Canada

Oct 04, 2017
To help minimize how much income tax independent contractors pay to the CRA each year, they need to make the most of their deductions and other tax tips.

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Tax Filing Differences Between Employed and Self-Employed Contractors

Sep 20, 2017
Here are some key difference between filing taxes as an employed contractor vs. a self-employed contractor.

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Things You Should Know as a Self-Employed Contractor in Canada

Sep 13, 2017
While there are a lot of tax benefits to being a self-employed contractor in Canada there is also a lot to understand when it comes to the ever-changing tax code.

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All Small Business Owners Should Be Expecting a Call from CRA

Oct 06, 2014
If you're a self-employed individual or own a small business, specifically a cash-based business, be aware that you're a prime candidate for a CRA tax audit.

Tags: Audit Representation, Trades Taxes, Small Business Taxes

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Tax Credits for a Safer Home (Ontario and BC)

Apr 16, 2014
Ontario and British Columbia renovation tax credits assist individuals 65 and over to make improvements to make their home safer and more accessible.

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It’s Tax Season! Are You Ready?

Feb 05, 2014
Do you have your papers and records ready for your 2013 tax return? It can be a hectic time getting ready and it’s easy to miss something. Use the following information to help you get ready.

Tags: Trades Taxes, Farm Taxes, Small Business Taxes, Tax Preparation, Transportation & Logistics

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WSIB Bill 119 Will Impact All Construction Businesses in Ontario

Jan 07, 2013
Everyone working in Ontario in the construction industry must have WSIB workplace safety and insurance coverage.

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