KWB Blog

The latest financial news and accounting tips from KWB.

Jan 15 2019

The capital dividend account (CDA) is used to track the amounts that can be paid out to shareholders, tax free. How is the capital dividend account balance calculated? Capital gains and losses – The balance increases by 50% of any capital gains your company incurs, and decreases by 50% of any capital losses your company […]

Jan 8 2019
US Tax Filing

Are you a US citizen? Do you spend more than 120 days per year in the US? If so you may be required to file a US personal tax return.

Dec 19 2018
December at KWB

December was another typical month at KWB. Work hard, but have fun doing it as well. First we started off with a family Christmas party where all the adults, children and grandchildren got together to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate.  This of course came with a nice visit from the big man himself “Santa”. […]

Dec 11 2018
Year End Tax Tips

Review our year end tax tips to discover a number of perfectly valid actions you may still be able to take before the end of the year to cut your taxes and to optimize your wealth management planning. As tax planning specialists, we at KWB can help you decide exactly what to do, when to […]

Dec 4 2018
Outstanding Shareholder Loan

It is very common for owner-managers to draw funds from their company during the year and find themselves with an outstanding shareholder loan at year end. These balances are often cleared up by recording dividends or bonuses to the shareholders and the problem is solved.  If the loan is not repaid during the fiscal year […]

Nov 20 2018
Work in Progress

If you have a professional corporation then the new work in progress tax rules will likely affect you! Professional corporations are typically set up and used by accountants, lawyers, dentists, doctors, veterinarians and chiropractors. Instead of running their business as a sole proprietor, everything happens under an incorporated entity. Work in progress (WIP) includes any […]

Nov 6 2018
Audit Shield

Being audited is a difficult experience that can be both scary and costly. When being audited the professional and legal fees can amount to thousands of dollars quickly, so we found a way for you to insure against those unexpected professional fees by offering an audit insurance product called Audit Shield. With Audit Shield, claims […]

Oct 23 2018
The Secret to Fitting a Healthy Lifestyle into your Busy World-Part 2

Part 2 of an article on Healthy Lifestyles. See Part 1 posted on October 16th. Strategic Step #2: Automate & Re-Engineer Your Environment We are creatures of habit. Did you know that on a typical day you make about 300 decisions about nutrition? Most of them are done unconsciously and can often lead to poor […]

Oct 16 2018
The Secret to Fitting a Healthy Lifestyle into your Busy World-Part 1

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals often lead very busy lives. Being one myself I can relate to wearing many different hats, starting early, ending late, and seeing the impact on my healthy lifestyle. So many of us get into an unconscious pattern that just becomes our normal way of being. Unfortunately, over time, our health […]

Oct 9 2018
Strategic Planning

What if you knew the impact of an important decision before you made it? Could you and your business benefit from this “what if” strategic planning? You would be able to look at the potential outcome and financial impact of business decisions before they are made. At KWB we use software called Profit Driver to […]

Sep 25 2018
Are RRSP’s the right investment choice?

RRSPs are one of the few last minute and flexible deductions available to people with employment income from a T4. However, if you are an owner of the business and have some control over your salary, you should consider some of the other alternatives first. Even if you can’t control your own salary you should […]

Sep 18 2018
Wagepoint

Wagepoint is an online payroll software that will meet all of your payroll needs. Wagepoint Features: Direct deposit CRA/WCB remittances T4 and T4A preparation Statutory Holiday calculations Record of employment (ROE) preparation Additional deductions Contractor payments Additional incomes Online pay stubs Integrates with QBO and TSheets Wagepoint also integrates with Quickbooks Online (QBO) accounting software.  […]

Sep 11 2018
Receipt Bank

If you would like to spend less time on data entry and more time growing your business, you should automate your bookkeeping with Receipt Bank. Receipt Bank is a website application that extracts key information from your invoices and receipts and publishes it directly into Quickbooks Online (QBO). Integrates with QBO You can submit invoices […]

Sep 4 2018
Hubdoc

Hubdoc is an automated, central hub for all your financial documents. It syncs all your documents and their data with QuickBooks Online (QBO). It turns your receipts, bills, and invoices into accurately coded QBO online transactions with key data entered and source documents attached. The transactions are then auto-matched to the bank feeds for one-click […]

Aug 21 2018
Plooto

Plooto is the simplest and most effective way to streamline AP and AR transactions and it works within QuickBooks Online. (QBO) the only fee is a $1/transaction fee Benefits: No banking or other personal information needed. Records the transaction automatically in QBO. Easily send and receive payment (an email is all that is required). Completely […]

Aug 7 2018
Form T1135 Foreign Income

Form T1135 Foreign Income Verification Statement must be filed if you, your corporation, trust or partnership, owned or held foreign property with a cost amount of more than $100,000 at any time in the year even if some or all of the property was sold before the year of the year. The form is used […]

Jul 31 2018
Personal Services Business (PSB)

In the past, it was OK and even advisable to conduct business through an incorporated company even if PSB rules applied. With recent changes to the rules, though, this is no longer true.  So what are these changes, and what do they mean to you?

Jul 17 2018
TSheets

TSheets is a website application that is used to track time and help with scheduling. If you’re tired of tracking your time sheets manually, this may be the solution for you! Regardless of whether you are an employee, management, moving from one job site to another, or work in the same office each day, there […]

Jun 26 2018
TFSA

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to save more money, then the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) may be a good option for you to use. Learn more about the TFSA rules and limits.

Jun 19 2018
Impact of late filing your corporate tax return

If you are late filing your corporate tax return by more than three years, any overpayment is considered statute barred under the Canadian Income Tax Act (Section 164(1)). This means that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will not issue the refund to the corporation. In addition, the corporation cannot apply for tax payer relief to […]

Jun 12 2018
Resident or Non-resident in Canada

Under the Canadian income tax system, an individual’s liability for income tax is based on his or her status as a resident or a non-resident of Canada. An individual who is resident in Canada during a tax year is subject to Canadian income tax on his or her worldwide income from all sources. Generally, a […]

Jun 5 2018
Applying for a Business Number

A Business Number is a nine-digit identifier provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to each Canadian business. This number is given to register tax accounts and to make communication with CRA easier.  Each legal entity (sole proprietor, partnership, corporation or trust) requires one business number and each business number can be registered for any […]

May 22 2018
Quickbooks ProAdvisor

There are many benefits that KWB receives as a member of the Quickbooks ProAdvisor program and can pass along to you. Read about what they are, including some potential cost savings for you.

May 15 2018
Remote Support

Would you like to have a KWB staff person work directly on your accounting system at a time that is convenient for you? Or to help you figure out why your accounts aren’t balancing or why your accounting software has crashed? KWB is here to help! Learn more about our remote accounting support.

May 8 2018
CRA Tax Myths

Will CRA email me for information? Can I refuse to pay income taxes if I want to? Can I avoid paying GST? Do I have to pay taxes on lottery winnings? These myths are answered.