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Capital Cost Allowance for Farmers

Sep 17, 2020
If you need to buy a major capital asset like a building, machinery or equipment to use in your farming business, consider buying it before the end of your fiscal year to claim tax depreciation. Learn more about how to use the capital cost allowance (CCA) to reduce your income on your tax return.

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Why you need a year-end tax plan

Aug 31, 2020
Year-end tax planning means working with your tax or financial advisor before the end of the year to analyze your financial exposure to various tax scenarios. That way you can move quickly to minimize any adverse effects of changes in tax structure.

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Potential tax implications of COVID-19 spending

Aug 07, 2020
What are the tax implications of the government’s financial response to COVID-19? Our columnist outlines a few possibilities.

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Work-space-in-the-home expenses for remote employees

Jul 30, 2020
Right now, if an employee wants to claim work-space-in-the-home expenses, certain conditions must be met. Find out what the current rules are surrounding work-space-in-the-home expenses, what paperwork your employees will need and how they can claim this expense on their tax return.

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COVID aid paperwork must be in order as audits loom

Jul 10, 2020
The CRA has announced it is starting to gear up its full auditing powers that were mostly suspended since the outbreak began. Find out how this could affect you if you've applied for COVID-19 financial aid programs.

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COVID-19 Update: Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Mar 25, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that the House of Commons has passed an emergency bill for the government’s COVID-19 emergency response. Learn more about the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

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A guide to COVID-19 financial relief for small business

Mar 18, 2020
Read up-to-date information about all new federal programs that help small businesses impacted by COVID-19. You’ll also find links to free tools to help you with program applications.

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What your small business needs to know about COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. The World Health Organization says everyone must play a role to stop the spread of the disease. This includes businesses and employers.

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Late filing penalties for small business taxes

Mar 12, 2020
Learn what penalties you face if you're late filing your small business tax return.

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Nova Scotia Budget Report 2020

Feb 28, 2020
Starting April 1, 2020, the general corporate tax rate in Nova Scotia will decrease from 16% to 14%. The small business tax rate will decrease from 3% to 2.5%. Read the highlights from our tax analysts.

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