Employment Standards – Employee or Subcontract?

Employment Standards – Employee or Subcontract?

In British Columbia, the Employment Standards Act clearly outlines what qualifies as an employee and what qualifies as a subcontractor.

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Employment Standards – Vacation Pay

Employment Standards – Vacation Pay

A lot of businesses in British Columbia (also in other provinces in Canada and states in U.S.) don’t fully understand the rules and regulations surrounding their employment obligations. Here in this multi-segmented series, I am going highlight several aspects of the Employment Standards as it pertains to the beautiful Province of British Columbia. For all other readers from outside our province, please read the regulations as found online in your province, territory or state.

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Do I Qualify for Home Business Expenses?

Do I Qualify for Home Business Expenses?

When you work from home, or more specifically, have a home-based business, you can qualify for home business expenses. The CRA has several tests, however, to determine whether or not you can legitimately claim them. Here is an overview of the qualification process:

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Why Need A Bookkeeper (Part 2)

Why Need A Bookkeeper (Part 2)

In my last blog I took the opportunity to introduce business people to some of the benefits of having a good bookkeeper for their business. Here are some more benefits:

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Why Need A Bookkeeper (Part 1)

Why Need A Bookkeeper (Part 1)

For many small businesses, this is a daunting question, especially when starting a brand new business, and especially if one has never been in business before. There are so many responsibilities: purchasing stock, buying equipment, hiring staff, signing leases, getting advertising in place, setting up shop and getting organized. In many cases, the last thing you want to look at is all the paperwork and entering the information into an accounting system.

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The Government Can Help Pay For Your Retirement

The Government Can Help Pay For Your Retirement

How would you like your money to make more money?

Do you have an existing RRSP?

Here is an opportunity – take your tax refund and reinvest it back into your RRSP!

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