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Saskatchewan Budget Report 2018

Saskatchewan Budget Report 2018

Apr 11, 2018
On April 10, 2018, Finance Minister Donna Harpauer delivered her first budget as Finance Minister. The Finance Minister pointed to the province’s continued shift away from a reliance on natural resource revenue as a positive sign for the economy: Natural resource revenue is projected to make up 10% — or $1.48 billion — of what the province brings in.

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Everything You Need to Know About Foreign Investment Taxes

Everything You Need to Know About Foreign Investment Taxes

Apr 11, 2018
Canadian residents need to pay Canadian income tax on foreign investments. Understanding the taxation rules of foreign investments can help minimize your tax burden.

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Ontario Budget Report 2018

Ontario Budget Report 2018

Mar 29, 2018
The 2018 Ontario budget contains several tax measures affecting individuals and corporations, including the elimination of the high-income surtax from the calculation of total Ontario personal income tax.

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Calculating Taxes when Day Trading in Canada

Calculating Taxes when Day Trading in Canada

Mar 28, 2018
Are you a day trader or a non-professional trader? Knowing the difference will have a big impact on your taxes.

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Trans Pacific Partnership is Signed!

Trans Pacific Partnership is Signed!

Mar 26, 2018
The Comprehensive & Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement (formerly the 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, or TPP-11) was signed by its member states, including Canada, on 8 March 2018. The agreement covers a market of 495 million people with a combined GDP of CAD$13.5 trillion, or nearly 13.5% of global GDP.

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Alberta Budget Report 2018

Alberta Budget Report 2018

Mar 23, 2018
Alberta faces 5 more years of deficit and billions of dollars in mounting debt before it sees a balance sheet back in the black. It tells a story of an economy still recovering from a lingering oil price shock and struggling with the market access problems with its crude.

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Are Bitcoin Gains Taxable?

Are Bitcoin Gains Taxable?

Mar 21, 2018
In Canada, using Bitcoin for purchases is considered a barter transaction. Transactions using a cryptocurrency are subject to GST/HST and any gain or loss arising on the disposition of the cryptocurrency can be considered business income or a capital gain or loss and depends on the circumstances of the transaction.

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Nova Scotia Budget Report 2018

Nova Scotia Budget Report 2018

Mar 20, 2018
On 20 March 2018, Nova Scotia Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey tabled the province’s fiscal 2018–19 budget. The budget contains a few tax measures affecting individuals and corporations.

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What Are the Benefits of Filing Taxes Early?

What Are the Benefits of Filing Taxes Early?

Mar 14, 2018
For small businesses owners, there are a lot of benefits to filing your taxes early. FBC can tell you why.

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Manitoba Budget Report 2018

Manitoba Budget Report 2018

Mar 13, 2018

Keeping Our Promises … Real Progress for Manitobans

On March 12, 2018, the Honourable Cameron Friesen presented his third budget as Minister of Finance.  

The budget contains several tax measures affecting individuals and corporations.

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