Death of a family member is one of the most stressful events in life. To compound the grief, there are final tax matters to deal with either by April 30th of the following year or 6 months after the date of death.
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
If you are in the initial stage of negotiating the purchase of an incorporated business in British Columbia (B.C.), this is a good time to consider the method you choose to go about the acquisition. There are two methods to acquire a business: you either buy the desired assets of the company, or you buy the shares of the company. Each method has different business tax consequences for the seller and the purchaser, so knowledge of the different tax treatments can provide the purchaser with room ... Read More
Tax Planning for Canadian Self-Employed BusinessesA tax organizer is there to assist Canadian self-employed taxpayers organize their financial information at tax time. Reading and following CRA guidelines can be a daunting task when you are already overwhelmed with the amount of receipts in your hand. The organizer also helps remind the tax filer of the most common tax receipts to forward to their tax advisor and the most common deductions to consider. The business income and expense ... Read More
Canadian-owned corporations are common business structures in British Columbia and Canada as a whole. They come with a host of different structuring options and different methods of compensation (i.e. dividends vs. salaries). The following are a few simple business and tax tips for Canadian-owned corporations: Make your spouse a shareholder of the company as well. This will allow income splitting, flexibility in tax planning, and will help multiply future capital gains deductions. Consider ... Read More