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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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Read the latest FBC reviews to learn how we help our Members make life less taxing.

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If you’re self-employed or a small business owner, getting ready for tax filing can be daunting. To help make the filing process less stressful, we’ve listed what you need to know for filing your 2019 tax return.

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A non-cash benefit includes a good, service or property you own that you give to your employee. If that property is paid for by you and provided to your employee, it is still considered a benefit of employment. Find out how these benefits are taxed.

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Download a free tax readiness toolkit for small business owners.

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Canadians told the CRA what they think about the CRA's customer service in a series of consultations last spring. The CRA recently released the full report and we summarize what Canadians want improved.

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We’re honoured when we get feedback from small business owners and farmers on what they like about FBC’s year-round Membership model. Here are some of our favourite recent FBC reviews collected through Rocket Referrals.

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Find out if you should start collecting your Canada Pension Plan benefits as early as one month after you turn 60 or as late as age 70.

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If you’re self-employed or a small business owner, you know how quickly business expenses can add up.

Luckily, there are plenty of tax deductions you can take advantage of to lower your taxes.

We’ve compiled this list to make sure you’re not overlooking any of the tax deductions available to you as a business owner.

Don't forget to keep your receipts you are required by law to keep a record of your transactions.

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Read our favourite reviews from farmers and small business owners. They tell us what they love about being a FBC Member.

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