2020 • Third Quarter • Issue 131
This edition of Tax, Tips & Traps discusses: Working From Home; Real Estate Projects; Loans for Value; OAS Deferral; Unreasonable Allowances; Employment Insurance; Changes to Payroll; Temporary Lay-offs; and Video Conferencing Tips.
Aug 2020 | Volume 34 | Issue 4
This edition discusses the following topics: Mistakes Canadians make with U.S. taxes; Update on COVID-19 federal government support; Preserve cybersecurity while working remotely; and Cleaning out your financial closet under quarantine.
Jun 2020 | Volume 34 | Issue 3
This edition discusses the following topics: How to avoid common scams during Covid-19; Understanding COVID-19 federal government support; Understanding digital and electronic signatures; and Investment market update: What happened?
2020 • Second Quarter • Issue 130
This edition of Tax, Tips & Traps discusses: Starting a Business and Not Getting Paid, Tips, Real Estate Sales, Contributions of Goods or Services to an NPO, Home Accessibility Renovation Credit, Working from Home During COVID-19, Business Use of the Home, and Uncollectible Accounts.
Apr 2020 | Volume 34 | Issue 2
This edition discusses the following topics: Buying a Business: A Little Planning Goes a Long Way; Voluntary Disclosures Program; What is Blockchain, and Why Do You Need to Know What It Is?; and Babies: The Cost and How to Plan for It.
Government Program UPDATES
We have received a number of questions from our clients related to the Temporary Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Click download to access the provided links that will help educate you on the programs and steps to take to help businesses and individuals.
Canada’s Largest Banks & Lenders respond to assist their clients
We have assembled links in one convenient place summarizing responses by Canada’s largest banks and lenders. Click download to find links from our financial partners.
Federal Government COVID-19 Emergency Aid Response Package
The Federal Government has announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. Click download to view a summary of the key measures known to date.
Procedures for File Sharing & Meetings
Effective immediately, FCR will prioritize digital solutions as it relates to file sharing and meetings. We ask that clients utilize their secure FCR Client Portal or other means of electronic file transmission. Click download to view what measures we have in place.
Although, for the time being, our region is mildly affected, we want to act as fast as possible and ensure that we are taking any and all precautionary measures to avoid risk to the health and safety of our clients, our staff and our community. Click download to view what measures we have in place. […]
REBBA 2002 Amendment Update
On March 4th, 2020 Bill 145 – An Act to amend the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 received Royal Assent. Click download to view more information about the ability to incorporate real estate professionals.
Feb 2020 | Volume 34 | Issue 1
This edition discusses cyber security, credit scores, business identity theft, & tax ethics.
2020 • First Quarter • Issue 129
This edition of Tax, Tips & Traps discusses: Adoption Expenses, Motor Vehicle Expenses, Employment Expenses, Travel Expenses, CPP/EI Rulings, Tax on Split Income, Mobile Homes, RV Parks, Campgrounds, Federal Carbon Tax, and U.S. Expatriates.
Oct 2019 | Volume 33 | Issue 5
This edition discusses the following topics: Cannabis Legislation & the Workplace, How Professionals & Business Owners Can Supersize Their Retirement Savings, Should I move to the Cloud? Understanding the Business Case, and The Value of Estate Planning & Charitable Giving.
2019 • Fourth Quarter • Issue 128
This edition of Tax, Tips & Traps discusses: Taxable Benefits, Property Flipping, Unclaimed Bank Deposits, Protecting Your Tax Info, Sibling’s Corporation Loans, Employment Expenses, & Trusts for Disabled Beneficiaries.
Aug 2019 | Volume 33 | Issue 4
This edition discusses the following topics: Performing Transactions Online: Why Should You Care About Your Health Care Spending Account?, Workplace Accommodations: Choosing to See Ability in Disability, Do You Own the Marketing Materials You Had Someone Create?, and Antivirus Preparedness: What to Look for in an Antivirus Solutions.
2019 • Third Quarter • Issue 127
This edition of Tax, Tips & Traps discusses: Special Work Site Allowance, Reimbursement for Work Clothing, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Anxiety, Depression & Phobias, Workers Compensation, Demand For Client Information, and Tracking of Ownership Information Changes.
Jun 2019 | Volume 33 | Issue 3
This edition discusses the following topics: Performing Transactions Online: Know What’s Happening to Your Data, Top Five Small Business Legal Mistakes, Building a Secure Future – Supporting Families With Special Needs, and Small Business & HR – the Basics.
2019 • Second Quarter • Issue 126
This edition of Tax, Tips & Traps discusses: Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP), First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, Sauna & Hydrotherapy Pool, Video Legacy, Old Age Security (OAS) Deferral, GST/HST New Housing Rebate and Shared Custody of a Child.