Canadian Tax Countdown – Tips For You

Make your RRSP contributions by March 3, 2014 to ensure the amount is deductible for the 2013 calendar year. Certain rules regulate the degree charities can participate in political activities.  Is your charity onside? See www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/cmmnctn/pltcl-ctvts/menu-eng.html. Are you a US … Continue reading

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Splitting Up? Property Transfer Issue!

In a 2013 Advance Income Tax Ruling, CRA confirmed that shares of a company can be transferred at cost for tax purposes as part of a negotiated matrimonial property settlement. A capital gain realized on the disposition of a capital … Continue reading

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TAX TICKLERS: Some Quick Points to Consider

- You may be able to save approximately 2% in personal taxes if you declare, and pay “non-eligible dividends” in 2013, rather than 2014. – Receiving government loans can reduce Scientific Research and Experimental Development Credits. – Considering the purchase … Continue reading

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Make Tax Season Easier: 10 Tips To Help You Be Prepared

I know, I know: Hallowe’en just passed and Christmas is still over a month away – nooobody wants to talk about tax season.   The thing is though: nobody EVER wants to talk about tax season anyway, so I figured if … Continue reading

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Trim That Operational Waistline

What is value chain assessment? It is the determination of the strategic advantages and disadvantages of an organization’s activities and processes that create value within their marketplace, thereby giving the organization a competitive advantage. The actual value is determined by … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing How You Do What You Do

Strategic business managers understand the importance of always having a finger on the pulse of their company. Without such informed insights, it is very difficult to make effective decisions regarding optimizing existing opportunities and scoping out new directions. Effective managers … Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Strategic Financial Management

Activity Based Costing (ABC) and Activity Based Management (ABM) are sound financial tools that can be applied to any business. Their use in business is now wide spread and are being used by strategic business managers to replace the traditional … Continue reading

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Tax Planning Now Lets You Appreciate The Spring Blossoms

We all prefer to do things that we enjoy. For many small businesses accounting tasks do not fall anywhere near the concept of pleasurable and are often pushed to the bottom of the pile. Such avoidance tactics can backfire because … Continue reading

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Successful Marketing Requires Thoughtful Approach

In today’s highly volatile and competitive marketplace, the strategic manager must possess a sophisticated perspective regarding creating and maintaining the overall public image of the organization. In order to accomplish this goal, marketing must play a key role, regardless of … Continue reading

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Strategic Survival for the New Reality

The tragic events of September 11th caused a global shift in the way we view ourselves and the world. Strategic managers have taken note of this shift and realized that one of the key survival strategies for business is to … Continue reading

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