Heather Bowie, CPA, CA
Heather Bowie joined KWB in March 2019. Heather received her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 2003. She articled with Grant Thornton during which time she received her CA designation in 2006. Over the years, Heather received a variety of experiences including working as an online facilitator for the CA program, working in industry as well as a practice reviewer for CPA Alberta.
Heather works part-time, is married and has two girls. Away from work, Heather and her husband own an HVAC business in Sherwood Park allowing her to understand business from both the client and the accountant perspective. In her spare time Heather enjoys attending her girls sporting events and dance performances, keeping active and playing board games.
Other Posts by Heather
CEBA – Canada Emergency Business Account – Update June 2020
It was announced today that the government will start accepting new applications under the expanded eligibility guidelines for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) starting on Friday (19 June 2020). The government has expanded program eligibility to include sole proprietors and farmers. Businesses with total employment expenses in 2019 of $20,000 or less and 2020 […]
Travel expenses include food, beverage, lodging and transportation (such as airplane, train, bus, etc.) expenses but not motor vehicle expenses. You can deduct travelling expenses on your personal tax return as long as you meet all of the following conditions: You were normally required to work away from your employer’s place of business or in different places. Under your contract of […]
Northern Residents Deduction
Depending on the location of your permanent home, you may qualify for the Northern Residents Deduction on your personal income tax return. The steps to determine if you qualify for the NRD are as follows: Step 1 – Your permanent resident location There are two levels of locations that qualify for the Northern Residents Deduction: […]
Disability Tax Credit
You may qualify for the disability tax credit and not even realize it. If so, you could collect as much as $2,500 a year in tax savings!!! You do not need to be in a wheelchair to be eligible for the disability tax credit. If someone isn’t able to walk the length of a football field unassisted […]
Gluten Free Food
If you have celiac disease you are able to claim the incremental costs of the gluten free food as a medical expense. In order to claim the expense you need to track the gluten free food during the year and keep the receipts to show that the expenses were incurred. An app called celitax.ca has […]
To make sure you are claiming all the tax deductions that you should be, read about the 7 most commonly overlooked tax deductions.
Leasehold Improvements To Your Home Office
Have you made some renovations or leasehold improvements to your home office? You should be claiming any “repairs” in the year that they occur, but you have some options when it comes to claiming the amortization from leasehold improvements to your home office. However be aware that this option may mean losing your homes principle […]
You may not be aware that you or your business are required to remit quarterly or monthly tax instalments to CRA. And it is likely that if the instalments are not made, you will be charged interest and penalties Goods and services tax instalments You are required to pay GST instalments if your net tax (GST […]
Family Caregiver Tax Credit
For 2014, if you have a dependent that you claim under one of the following: Spousal amount (line 303) Equivalent to spouse amount (line 305) The child amount (line 367) The caregiver amount (line 315) The infirm dependant (line 306) And that person is defined as infirmed with an impairment in physical or mental functions […]