Posts Tagged ‘cra’

How do I find my federal business number?

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

To file any corporate tax returns or other correspondence with the CRA, you need a federal business number (or BN). When you incorporate a company, the government will automatically mail this to you. However, if you need a business number sooner, you can call CRA (1-800-959-5525) and ask for it. (As a tip when you call this […]

Using employment expenses to get a free raise

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

How can your employer give you a raise, without spending any money? Ask your employer to fill out a T2200 form – Declarations of Conditions of Employment. With a T2200, you have the ability to deduct employment expenses such as vehicles, assistants, supplies, etc. This means paying less in personal taxes. You’ll need this before […]

New partnership reporting rules

Posted on: February 1st, 2012 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

Legislation and policy are two different things with Canada Revenue Agency. Legislation is the rules, and policies are how they are enforced. One of these enforcement changes has particular interest for real estate investors in partnerships, and may catch many real estate investors and other partnerships off-guard. For partnerships, the CRA has changed an administrative […]

Beware of fraudulent emails from CRA

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

We have had a number of clients ask us about suspicious emails they’ve received that claims to be from Canada Revenue Agency. To help combat this problem, CRA has issued a series of warnings about email scams that are currently circulating. The CRA has posted an article outlining what you should beware of when you […]

Making online payments to CRA…a quick how to

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by Real Estate Accountants No Comments

People often ask us what options they have for making payments to CRA. If you want to avoid a trip to your local CRA office, one option is to make online payments. There are some restrictions when making online payments. For example, the banks from which you can make the payments are limited. As well, […]

Tax reporting for sub-contractors

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

Tax reporting for sub-contractors, particularly in the construction and real estate industries, is expected to come under greater scrutiny this year by Canada Revenue Agency. The government is trying to cut down on the underground “cash” business, or employees who are claiming to be businesses to claim tax deductions they wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for. […]

Tax Calendar Reminders

Posted on: January 20th, 2011 by Dube & Cuttini No Comments

As 2010 year is coming to an end, we wish to provide you with a brief reminder of some deadlines that will be coming up in the next few months. Please be careful though as there are some exceptions to the general rules we have provided below. January 31, 2011 Due Date for filing and […]