Taxation

Why Politics on Both Sides of the Border Could Cost You at Tax Time

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The federal government has no plans to adjust capital gains taxes, but Canadian business owners need to be aware of other potential changes on the horizon

7 Ways the 2017 Federal Budget Affects Small Business Owners

Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leave the prime minister's office holding copies of the 2017 federal budget. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/CP

What the Liberal government's second budget means for entrepreneurs and proprieteors

Will Trump’s Tax Cuts Hurt Canada?

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The federal government is optimistic that the country can still attract talent and investment despite proposed tax breaks across the border

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Reduce Your Taxes Too Much

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Finding increasingly creative ways to pay less might be tempting for entrepreneurs, but aggressive tax-planning strategies are not without risk

How to Avoid Serious Tax Traps

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PROFIT 500 Growth Tips: BDO's Harry Chana shares some essential tips to save you and your business big money

What the Federal Carbon Price Plan Could Mean for Key Industries

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The government's new national scheme is sparking fears in five of Canada's biggest economic sectors

Trudeau Says Canada to Introduce National Carbon Price

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech at the start of the Paris Agreement debate in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Trudeau announced that the federal government will impose a pan-Canadian floor price on carbon pollution. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/CP

Pan-Canadian floor to start at $10 per tonne in 2018 and rise to $50 per tonne in 2022

The High Cost of Canada’s Low Duty-Free Limit

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The threshold for importing goods into Canada duty-free is the lowest by far in the industrialized world—a burden that disproportionately hurts small businesses.

The Economic Cost of Putting Off Small Business Tax Cuts

Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Frechette talks with media in Ottawa in April 2016. Photo: Matthew Usherwood/CP

The government's decision to defer further reductions will boost revenue, but cost 1,240 jobs

Why Solopreneurs Should Always File Their Taxes Early

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Waiting till June 15 could end up costing you if you're not aware of this quirk in the rules