Canwest Accounting’s 5 New Year’s Resolutions

As we look ahead to 2023, it can be a good time to reflect on one’s finances and health. Great opportunities in 2023 may spring from employer perks and benefits, more education, or being proactive to avoid a tax bill in April. With this in mind, here are Canwest Accounting’s 5 New Year’s Resolutions.Take the [...]

By |2023-01-31T19:25:09+00:00December 22nd, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

Investing in the Community Through Charitable Giving

As speculation continues that Canada is heading into a recessionary period, it’s a good time to think about those who will be most affected by consequent job cuts or reductions in income. High levels of inflation are already undermining many low-income individuals’ and families’ abilities to purchase healthy food, fuel their vehicles, and heat their [...]

By |2022-11-29T19:19:34+00:00November 16th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

Recession-Proofing Your Business

With economists speculating that a recession is looming in the near future, a lot of businesses are taking steps to protect themselves and their employees from feeling the sting of a downturn in business. Many companies and workers went through this during the 2008 – 2009 recession and want to be better prepared this time. [...]

By |2022-10-24T22:43:09+00:00October 24th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

Corporate Tax Credits Explained

Canwest Accounting is seeing a heightened level of scrutiny by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) around tax credits and filings. This reinforces owner Sharlane Bailey’s advice to clients that keeping impeccable records is extremely important. Bailey receives a lot of questions from corporations around what can and cannot be expensed. A lot of these fall [...]

By |2022-10-24T20:42:23+00:00September 27th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

Quickbooks Online – A Tool for Business Success

Part of setting up a new business or taking your company to the next level is ensuring that you have quick access to current information about your business expenses and revenue. The experts at Canwest Accounting help new business owners and those whose businesses are growing to get set up on Quickbooks Online; plus, they [...]

By |2022-09-06T00:45:33+00:00August 26th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

Tax Tips for Rainy Days and Rental Properties

With news agencies publishing stories daily about inflation, rising interest rates, and a possible recession, it’s wise to evaluate current investments and savings.Saving 3 Months’ Living ExpensesTo survive possible job loss or an extended work absence due to illness, the rule of thumb is to save enough to pay your living expenses for at least [...]

By |2022-07-27T00:45:17+00:00July 26th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

Methods for Mitigating the Pain of Owing Taxes

Over the last few years, Canwest Accounting has seen a steady increase in the total amount clients owe after completing their tax returns versus refund levels. For example, in 2021, all refunds added up to $900,000 and taxes owing was $1.5 million. A few scenarios have led to this, including an increase in the number [...]

By |2022-06-14T18:49:43+00:00June 14th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

New Federal Programs to Help First-Time Home Buyers

As one of the most expensive places in Canada to buy a home, many first-time home buyers in the Victoria region struggle to come up with a sufficient down payment to purchase a home. In some cases, parents provide a tax-free gift to their adult children to help with the down payment, but that isn’t [...]

By |2022-06-01T00:23:57+00:00May 18th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

Affordable Tax Services Available for Basic Tax Returns

Recently, Canwest Accounting launched an affordable tax filing service for those who have just basic tax returns, students, seniors, and those living on social assistance. Affordable Tax Services is a no frills service where you can come into Canwest Accounting’s Langford or Victoria offices, sign some forms, wait while your tax return is completed, and [...]

By |2022-05-03T19:01:44+00:00March 14th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments

Affordable Tax Services Available for Basic Tax Returns

Recently, Canwest Accounting launched an affordable tax filing service for those who have just basic tax returns, students, seniors, and those living on social assistance. Affordable Tax Services is a no frills service where you can come into Canwest Accounting’s Langford or Victoria offices, sign some forms, wait while your tax return is completed, and [...]

By |2022-03-14T21:42:30+00:00March 14th, 2022|Tips|0 Comments
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