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8 benefits of hiring a professional bookkeeper

Sep 28, 2020
Find out what benefits your business will see if you outsource your bookkeeping.

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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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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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B.C. Budget Report 2020

Feb 25, 2020
On Feb. 18, 2020, B.C. Finance Minister Carole presented the province’s fiscal 2020–21 budget. Our tax analysts have reviewed the updates and listed the highlights.

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FBC Reviews: February 2020

Feb 19, 2020
Read the latest FBC reviews to learn how we help our Members make life less taxing.

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What you need to know about small business tax filing

Feb 12, 2020
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 2020 tax return.

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Taxing non-cash benefits to employees

Feb 05, 2020
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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