Financial Literacy for Strata Councils and Owners: The Balance Sheet

August 8, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Balance Sheet The statement of financial position (SFP) or balance sheet is one of the reports commonly presented to Council, Owners and managers for periodic review. This is often a confusing beast for those unfamiliar with it. Hopefully, after reading…



Financial Literacy for Strata Councils and Owners: The Income Statement

August 8, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Income Statement The statement of operations or income statement is one of the reports commonly presented to Strata Council, Owners and professional managers for periodic review. This statement is fairly intuitive but is often not fully understood because the purpose…



Is charity registration right for my not-for-profit organization?

July 29, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Not-for-profit organizations – Should I apply for registration? The decision to register a charity is an important one. Registration as a charity gives an organization special tax privileges. A registered charity does not have to pay income tax and can…



CPP Tax may increase starting in 2019

July 26, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

What the CPP boost means for the average Canadian worker The federal government hopes to finalize the agreement by July 15 of this year and then begin collecting more premiums from workers and employers alike starting in January 2019. Over…



Additional Property Transfer Tax to Foreign Buyers – effective August 2, 2016

July 26, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Additional Property Transfer Tax on Residential Property Transfers to Foreign Entities in the Greater Vancouver Regional District Effective August 2, 2016, an additional property transfer tax applies to residential property transfers to foreign entities in the Greater Vancouver Regional District…



IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CANADA POST DISRUPTION

June 29, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Dear valued RHN client: As you may know Canada Post may experience a work stoppage as early as July 2, 2016. Our focus is to continue “business as usual”. To minimize disruptions in the event of a Canada Post strike,…



Panama Papers and Offshore Accounts: Window of Opportunity to make a Voluntary Disclosure Closing

June 1, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Below is an article from Ryan Morris, of WeirFoulds LLP on Voluntary Disclosure. Panama Papers and Offshore Accounts: Window of Opportunity to make a Voluntary Disclosure Closing Canadian residents are required to report worldwide income. Furthermore, Canadian residents are generally…



Personal Income Tax Filing Deadline Reminder for the Self-Employed

June 1, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

June 15 Reminder! If you and your spouse or common-law partner carried on a business in 2015 (otherwise known as being a self-employed person), your return for 2015 has to be filed on or before June 15, 2016. However, if…



May is Emergency Ready Month

May 9, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Are you Emergency-Ready? The fires in Fort McMurray has been a harrowing wake up call for many Canadians. Did you know that the month of May is officially Emergency Ready Month? Emergency can happen at any time at any place…



Personal Tax Tip – Filing Taxes Late? Potential Penalties

May 6, 2016 RHN CPA No Comments

Filing Taxes Late – Potential Penalties The deadlines for filing your 2015 tax return are: May 2nd, 2016 (because April 30th fell on a Saturday this year) if you have no business income, and June 15th if you are self-employed….



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