taxes

Small Business Tax Guide: Tourism Business

Learn about the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program, the rebate on GST/HST taxes paid on tour packages sold by travel professionals. Find out how to determine eligibility, and discover how eligible travel businesses can calculate the amount of their rebate.

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What Is the Three-Way Match?

Learn the definition of the three-way match system for making payments to vendors, the purpose of this system, how it can save your clients money and yourself time during audits, and how utilizing technologies such as databases, scanners and barcodes streamline this process and makes it less labour-intensive.

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Tax Court to MNR and CRA: Settlement Agreement Means It’s Settled

Learn about the decision in the Sifto Canada Corp. case, its background, what issues were disputed, and how the Tax Court of Canada concluded that the CRA and MNR are legally bound by lawfully executed settlement offers made under the Mutual Agreement Procedure and the Voluntary Disclosure Program.

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Federal Court of Appeal: Out of Time Means Out of Luck for Taxpayer

Learn about the decision handed down by the National Court of Appeals in the ConocoPhillips case, what is meant by the term objections regime, and how each side pleaded its case, as well as the impact this ruling has on accountants and their clients who want to file Notices of Objections.

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What Is Lapping Fraud?

Learn about lapping fraud, an accounting term for a form of accounts receivable theft committed by a bookkeeper or someone acting in that capacity, as well as how lapping schemes usually work, and how you can advise your clients on controls to prevent lapping from occurring in their businesses.

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Obtaining the Newfoundland and Labrador Income Supplement and Seniors’ Benefit

Learn how to explain the Newfoundland and Labrador Income Supplement for low-income individuals, couples, seniors, and people who are disabled, and the Seniors Benefit that's available to seniors over the age of 65 and live in either Newfoundland or Labrador on the last day of the tax year.

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How to Pay Taxes Owed to the CRA

Discover how the Canada Revenue Agency makes it easier to pay federal income taxes by offering a number of traditional and newer ways to make tax payments, whether you're paying as a self-employed accountant or on behalf of a client, and learn more about the "My Payments" tool available on the CRA website.

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Accounting Term: What Is a Discontinued Operation?

Learn what discontinued operations means as an accounting term, why this definition is important to small business owners and accountants who prepare financial statements, and how International Financial Reporting Standards regarding discontinued operations differ from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

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