What’s new on the 2016 tax return?

March 16, 2017 RHN CPA No Comments

What’s new on the 2016 tax return? Although individual Canadians file the same T1 Income Tax Return form each year, the rules governing the information to be provided on that return form and the tax consequences flowing from that information…



BC Budget 2017 is Announced

February 22, 2017 RHN CPA No Comments

BC Budget 2017 Announced on February 21, 2017 The BC Ministry of Finance releases its 2017 budget, summarizing these points: Finance Minister Michael de Jong has delivered a fifth consecutive balanced budget that delivers the dividends of a strong and…



RRSP Contribution Deadline in 2017

January 17, 2017 RHN CPA No Comments

RRSP Contribution Deadline is Near Wednesday, March 1, 2017 is the deadline for contributing to an RRSP for the 2016 tax year. The amount of RRSP contributions that you can deduct for 2016 is based on your 2016 RRSP deduction…



Surging Property Values and their Impact on Property Taxes

January 11, 2017 RHN CPA No Comments

What do surging property value assessments mean to BC homeowners? Property owners received their 2017 assessment notices recently. Large increases of 30 to 50 percent is not unusual for detached homes in Metro Vancouver. This surge has property owners wondering…



B.C. soon to offer down payment loans to help first-time home buyers

December 19, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Interest-free and payment-free down payment loans available soon The B.C. government announced on Thursday, December 15, 2016 that it will start offering interest-free loans to help first-time home buyers toward their down payment. Under the program, First-time home buyers will…



RHN congratulates Jared Chow and Dan Jankowski on notable achievements!

December 13, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Jared Chow and Dan Jankowski celebrate professional milestones (Left: Jared Chow, BBA, CPA, CGA. Right: Dan Jankowski) RHN Chartered Professional Accountants congratulates Jared Chow, BBA, CPA, CGA on obtaining his CPA, CGA designation. Jared attended his CPABC convocation on November…



Harvesting B.C.’s farmers’ food donation tax credit

October 4, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

What is the #bcfoodtaxcredit ? Are you a farmer who currently donates your excess qualifying agricultural products to registered charities (such as food banks and school meal programs)? You are eligible to receive a tax credit for your generous donation!…



Back to school! 8 things students need to know to prepare for tax time

September 15, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

8 things students need to know before tax time Now that college and university classes are back in session, students are most likely focused on catching up with friends, with school work and the eventual final papers or exams. It…



Beware of fake CRA email scams

August 10, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Scammers are making their fraudulent messages more difficult to spot these days. One of our own staff members recently received an email that looked convincingly like a legitimate email from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Here is how we spotted…



Get money into the bank quicker by depositing scanned cheques

August 8, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Deposit cheques – without leaving your desk! Do you wish you could spend less time in traffic or long bank line-ups everyday, trying to deposit your cheques? Most banks now offer electronic cheque depositing services that allow you to deposit…



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