As 2018 comes to an end, tax advisors across Canada are busy restructuring and planning many corporations to respond to the new tax rules that came into existence this year.
The 13.5% Corporate Tax Rate I have discussed or referenced in many corporate tax planning blogs that the biggest benefit to being an incorporated Canadian business is that the first $500,000 in corporate profits is taxed at a low 13.5% corporate tax rate. Professionals and their net profits from an incorporate practice also benefit from this corporate tax rate.
Tax Planning Problem for Professional PartnershipsHowever, many professionals work in a partnership business structure where ... Read More
Are you one of the many IT professionals currently working in the booming tech sector in the Vancouver area? You may be paying too many unnecessary taxes! Here are some helpful tips, courtesy of your Vancouver Chartered Accountants at Mew and Company: Determine if you are in fact self-employed under CRA’s definition. The RC4110 guide from CRA is written for laymen and is easy to understand. If you do not meet the definition of “self-employed” using the criteria listed in this guide, but you ... Read More
Which Canadian Personal Income Tax Deductions are Worth the Hassle? As spring draws near, Canadians can look forward to cherry blossoms and spring skiing. Another event is the filing of their personal income tax returns. With all the tax deductions and credits rules in the Income Tax Act, compiling all the information for your tax accountant to complete your personal tax return accurately, timely, and economically can be a challenge. Accounting professionals want the same things for our ... Read More
GST is a tax charged on most goods and services purchased in British Columbia. GST is charged on the gross sale price of the item or service before PST. A Business also gets to claim as input tax credit (“ITC”), the GST it pays out in operating its business. For example, GST paid on rent, computers, business cards, accounting fees, etc. are all refunded back to the business when it calculates its net GST owing to CRA every reporting period.
GST affects almost every business owner in ... Read More
As all Canadians settle back into work after the holiday season, we're all looking forward to fulfilling the new intentions and resolutions we have set forth for the 2014 year. However, it is important to note that although 2013 calendar year has closed, along with it the financial results of your business, many tax planning opportunities for 2013 remain open. 2013 tax filing requirements still remain to be completed for business owners and their tax advisors.
Here are some important tax ... Read More
The following blog post is a continuation on my previous blog post Vancouver Hair Salons: Business and Tax Tips - Part 1. If you'd like to catch up, please take a moment to review it. Hair Salon Industry Analysis In the hair salon industry, image and trends matter. Talented Vancouver hair stylists are a must, but the industry is too competitive. From my experience as a Vancouver Chartered Accountant serving different hair salons, I have found that in order for Vancouver hair salons to ... Read More
“Taxes grow without rain.” This Jewish proverb is a crisp and beautiful expression of the agony that almost all taxpayers feel around the world. However, not all taxpayers are fortunate enough to have a simple and easy solution to this problem like Canadians do. With a reliable and extremely lucrative group of professionals like Mew and Company Chartered Accountants, both individuals and businesses can relax and watch while these expert Chartered Accountants work to make things simpler and ... Read More
One of my favorite parts of my university studies in the field of accounting was cost analysis and break-even analysis. When a B.C. business has been operating for a number of years and has been profitable, tax planning is always a priority and I am often not asked to improve the business. However, when a new client is a business that lacks profitability but still operating, tax planning is not the main priority. Instead, the focus shifts to determining if the business can ever be profitable, ... Read More
Mew & Company Chartered Accountants in Vancouver provides businesses with tax advice: One of the most commonly disputed tax issues is whether a gain from a transaction is considered as business income or as a capital gain. The reason for this dispute is due to the tax implications of each type of gain we're talking about. If a gain is considered business income, the entire gain is taxable. If a gain is considered a capital gain, only half of the amount is taxable. Therefore for any gain, ... Read More