Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Tax For The Self-Employed: How Much Do You Know?

Did you know that almost 3 million of Canada’s population is self-employed? Whether it is online or a physical store, those who engage in a business relationship with clients who pay are self-employed. Compared to those who work for a company, individuals who are self-employed are in charge of when what and how the payer is going to pay for the goods or services that they offer. Such terms of business may involve incorporation while there are others who choose to be sole proprietors of their business.

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Business Closure: Three Reasons Why A Business Fails

There are a more than a handful of people who go into business every year. There are a significant number of start-up businesses that are launched each year too. Sadly, more than half of these start-up businesses close only after a few years of operation. Start-up businesses help the economy in more ways than one. They push the boundaries of technology and innovation. They can provide products and services that big businesses rarely go into. Small businesses can create a market for what they offer, and that’s how they find success.

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

How does a Holding Company Work?

When investing in securities issued by corporations, you may have come across a term called a holding company. While you might wonder what it is, you would be surprised to know that most successful companies in the world are holding companies. A holding company is a parent corporation that holds various businesses under it. Such a company does not do anything by itself, but instead, it is designed to hold investments in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, gold, silver, real estate, trademark, patents, licenses, copyrights, or anything of value. A holding company holds enough investment in other entities to manage and control them.

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Four Types Of Payroll Systems

As an entrepreneur, when you run a business, there are various aspects you need to look into. From keeping track of business functions to keeping your employees happy, it takes a lot to maintain the smooth running of your business. One factor which highly affects the happiness of your employees is how well you manage their payroll. Apart from maintaining a basic record of the salary given to your employees, there is a comprehensive system that each business needs to have in place for a well-managed payroll. To help you know more about it, here are some common types of payroll systems listed by experts of payroll services in Edmonton.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Find The Right Accountant For Your Business

Hiring an accountant for your business is no longer just about finding someone good at number-crunching and getting the maximum returns come tax-filing time. A good one can save you time and help your business grow; a bad one could cost you much needed money. Yet with thousands to choose from, it can be a daunting call to make. So when you have to choose an accountant for taxes, what are the questions every business owner should ask so as to make the most informed choice?

1) Get Referrals

Most of the experts say that the most of the businessmen get 90 per cent of their clients through word of mouth. Word of mouth plays a crucial role when you choose an accountant for your small business.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

How To Calculate Straight-line Depreciation

Depreciation is an accounting principle defined as the reduction of recorded cost of any tangible or fixed asset over a period in a systematic manner until the value of the asset decreases to zero or becomes negligible. A tangible asset can be anything that a business might utilize for their daily operations. Some of the common tangible or fixed assets include land, buildings, furniture, office equipment, machinery, etc. There are three methods of calculating depreciation over a period that all public accounting firms in Edmonton use - straight-line method, unit of production method and double-declining balance method. In this article, we will put light on the first method.

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Thursday, 28 December 2017

6 Payroll Mistakes You Are Probably Making

The process of payroll can be defined as the distribution and calculation of salary, wages, and taxes for your employees. When you run a business, you are responsible for making timely salary payments to your employees. In Canada, the same is not possible without complying with the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Also, by managing your payroll without the help of professional payroll services in Edmonton can cause you to make some mistake. The common payroll mistakes you may probably make include the following.

Misclassification of Employees

When you have a business and manage a payroll system, you are entitled to a payroll tax based on the number of employees you are paying wages or salaries. Often business owners make a mistake of classifying their employees as contractors instead of employees. Never make this mistake as the money paid to contractors is not taxable. This will eventually cost you more as you will have to pay the tax along with the penalty for misclassifying an employee as a contractor.

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