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Accounting news & information

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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Top 5 Important Tax Changes in 2018

There have been a lot of changes to the tax code in the last year. Trying to cherry-pick the most important changes was a challenge, but we’ve narrowed it down to the Top 5 as we see them. So, with a little less fanfare than David Letterman might offer, here are our Top 5 Tax Changes for Business Owners.

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VR News

The latest from Vertefeuille Rempel

Referral Prize Package #3

So, what does Vertefeuille Rempel have in common with George Clooney and Penelope Cruz? I mean, besides being incredibly good-looking? Well, we are all big fans of coffee from Nespresso coffee machines. You know we love great coffee (have you seen our mugs?) so you...

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VR Staff Spotlight – Anh Vu

Anh joined our team in November 2017 and has jumped right in, helping out wherever we need her. Quite a few of you probably heard from her this spring as she waded through all the tax season paperwork. This was her first tax season and she’s already...

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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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Reefer Madness?

Did we say “Reefer”? Sorry, we meant “Referral.” No, we are not talking about the impeding legalization of marijuana. We’re talking about the fantastic new client referral program we’ve cooked up just for you. (Well, it’s kind of for us too, but we...

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In other news…

A curated selection of accounting-relevant articles

Federal Finance Minister on Small Business Tax Reform

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Federal Government to Cut Small Business Tax

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Federal Budget 2017

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Small Business Rising Costs

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