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Taxes may be one of only two certainties in this world, but that doesn’t make them any less burdensome and unpleasant. And without the large lobbying and accounting teams of large corporations, tax time can be very expensive for entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Help is at hand. We’ve compiled a set of tips, strategies and expert advice that will help you save more at tax time and make your dealings with the CRA less painful.


How the 2016 Budget Could Affect Small Business Tax Policy

Special deductions for SMBs are the subject of fierce political debate, and experts say there’s a case for restricting or even eliminating them. But would the government really do that?

What you need to know in advance of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s big speech on March 22


4 Proven Ways to Make Tax Time Less Painful

A little planning can save you a lot of work—and money—when it comes time to file your returns.

Certified General Account Ian DiNovo identifies a few simple things you should be doing year-round to make tax season a lot more manageable and a lot less stressful


How to Get More from Your SR&ED Claim

You’re leaving money on the table if you don’t take full advantage of the federal government’s massive tax credit program for innovative companies.

NorthBridge Consultants’ Ela Malkovsky identifies three simple steps you should take to maximize the return on your claim


5 Tax Filing Tips for Solopreneurs

For self-employed individuals, it’s not as simple as submitting a T4. And the CRA is starting to crack down on some widely-used credits and practices.

H&R Block tax analyst Carolyn Battista highlights a few things freelancers, solopreneurs and the self-employed should watch for when they file this year


Plus more from our archives:

What You Need to Prepare for the CRA’s Enforcement Blitz

Audits are on the rise, so now’s the time to ensure your company’s accounting and bookkeeping practices can withstand the intense scrutiny of an investigation.

Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP’s Armando Iannuzzi identifies four proactive steps you should take to save you from a nightmarish experience


3 Costly Tax Traps and How to Avoid Them

The way your run and structure your business could prove very expensive, both today and in the event of a sale.

BDO partner Rachel Gervais explains what you can do to escape these snares and maximize the financial rewards of your hard work


How to Cut Your Tax Bill

A little planning now can save you a lot of money when it comes time to file, and help you avoid the pain and indignity of Smack Your Forehead Syndrome.

Five expert tips you should follow before Q4 to save you some money


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