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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 In retirement, the savings are withdrawn (much like RRSPs), but...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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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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The latest from Vertefeuille Rempel

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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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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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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