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Blast from the Past

What could possibly be better than seeing a throwback edition of your favorite accounting team?! If you're not on social media, you wouldn’t be aware that the internet is blowing up with “blast from the past” pictures. We wanted to stay on trend and share some of the...

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Top 5 Tax Plays and Misplays of 2018

2018 – the year of the tax misplays? It certainly feels that way. Every client we work with seems to have been caught in at least one of the tax changes this year. It could just be our math, but this appears to be more than the 3% that were originally predicted to be...

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Passive Income Changes and The Small Business Deduction

The BIG Picture We’ve always encouraged our clients to view their corporations as retirement vehicles. An opportunity to save and invest excess funds, generating passive income inside the corporation. In retirement, the savings are withdrawn (much like RRSPs), but...

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New in the 2018 Federal Budget

Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Generally, taxpayers are exempt from paying capital gains tax when their primary homes are sold. Historically, no filings/disclosures were required in order to qualify for the exemption. For 2017 and forward, taxpayers are required...

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Paying the Tax Man

Tax payments can now be made with cash or debit at any Canada Post outlet. However, to pay in person, you must first create a personalized payment barcode online. There is also a fee for this service. Learn more. Of course, there are old-fashioned ways to pay as well:...

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Referral Prize Package #4

Have you been wanting to celebrate or connect with friends? Here’s an easy way to have all the fun without the work. At VR, we’re all about finding ways to make your life easier. Usually this relates to tax and accounting, but we think you’ll enjoy this shift in our...

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VR Staff Spotlight – Alex Glydon

Meet the newest addition to VR, Alex Glydon! (The human in the picture…not the dog). He just started with VR in August but has become an incredible asset to the team and has made himself right at home here. Oh, except for the fact that he’ll be over 4,500...

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Summer Highlights!

Jodi Rempel Many of you probably already know that Jodi is super active! If she's not throwing axes or trying out the new ninja gym in Calgary, she's knocking people around at derby! This is indeed a full contact sport! Her team did an amazing job and took home bronze...

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VR Staff Spotlight – Marina Arcuri

Our Marina A. (with two Marina’s, we need to keep them straight!) joined us in November 2015, and in the ensuing 2 ½ years has made herself a valued asset for both our firm and our clients. She’s probably the first smiling face you see when you come to our...

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Referral Prize Package #2 – For Technophiles

Our Client referral campaign continues with a prize package that’s perfect for the technology enthusiast. Send in your referrals before the end of June, and you could win our next great package, “High Tech My Tech”, the very latest 4K HDR Apple TV. We’ve even included...

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We weren’t cooking the books, but we sure were cooking!

We loved this so much at last year’s VR staff party, we had to try the class again. We all had a grand time cooking up a delicious feast with Chef Alex Hamilton at the Cookbook Company Cooks. And the food was so delicious, we wanted to share a couple of...

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