Highlights from Canada’s 2023 Federal Budget Update | Impacts for Business Owners

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The federal government released Canada’s 2023 Federal Budget update (Budget 2023) in March, which has three main focuses: making life more affordable, stronger public health and dental care, and growing a green economy. As a business owner, it’s important to stay up-to-date with changes in the Canadian federal budget that can impact your operations. Here […]

Small Business Succession Planning | How to Plan for Successful Succession

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According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) report released in January 2023, 76% of small business owners plan to exit their businesses within the next 10 years. However, only 9% have a formal succession plan in place. Some common obstacles to succession planning include: Completing a business valuation Improving the value of your […]

Canada’s Underused Housing Tax (UHT) | FAQs

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Important Update – November 1, 2023 On October 31, 2023, the Canada Revenue Agency announced a new extended deadline for filing UHT returns. The application of penalties and interest under the UHTA for the 2022 calendar year will be waived for any late-filed underused housing tax (UHT) return and for any late-paid UHT payable, provided […]

2023 Tax Changes and Updates for Canadians

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Based on the relatively high inflation that Canada experienced in 2022, many significant tax figures, rates, and rules have been updated for 2023. Find changes to federal and Albertan tax brackets and rates, and updates to basic personal amounts, the CPP contribution rate, and Canada Child Benefit here. 2023 Updates to TFSA Limit The 2023 […]

Tax Planning Strategies for Business Owners | Pipeline Planning

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How to Draw Money from Your Business There are several ways to draw money from your company, and they each have different consequences and advantages when it comes to tax planning and optimization. Drawing money from your company can be done through: Salary When you take a salary, the company manages your income tax deductions […]

Understanding and Increasing Your Personal Net Worth | Advice for Physicians

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What is Personal Net Worth Your personal net worth is based on the value of all your assets minus the value of your liabilities. What would you have left after selling everything you own and then paying off your debts? That is your personal net worth, or PNW. Your assets may include cash and anything […]

2023 Canadian Federal and Alberta Tax Brackets and Rates

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What Are Tax Brackets?                                      The Canada Revenue Agency collects federal income taxes using a marginal tax rate system. A different tax rate is applicable to each level of income, and these levels are called tax brackets. Tax brackets are structured so that low-income Canadians pay a lower percentage in taxes than high-income Canadians. Changes are […]

Steps to Improve Business Profit

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How to Improve Your Profit The first step to improving your business profit is accessing and understanding accurate, reliable historical financial information. With good information, you’ll have the knowledge you need to make better strategic decisions. The next steps to improving your business profit include: Identifying cash flow trends for an understanding of the activities […]

How to Determine Your Personal Net Worth

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When you determine what your personal net worth is, you can make strategic choices to plan for the future and improve that value. Understanding your personal net worth will help guide how you approach personal investment decisions, the potential sale of your business, retirement planning, or major purchases. You should consider obtaining a PNW statement […]

What is Your Business Worth? Know the Value of Your Business

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Are you considering the sale of your business? Do you want a better understanding of your financial health and how it can be improved? Benefit from completing a business value assessment that provides information about the economic value of your business. Knowing the value of your business will help you make key decisions about the […]