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Impress Your Clients with the Best Communication Tools

Elaine Holding on April 17, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

How you communicate has become just as important as what you communicate. Using technology effectively and staying current with social media tools demonstrates to your clients that you stay current – and implies that you also stay current (and knowledgeable) in the marketplace. Consider these tips: Email: Do you send emails to a large list … Continued



B.C. Transition Back to PST

Richard Weber on September 26, 2012 in Advice for Business Owners

Effective April 1, 2013, B.C. will be returning to the PST regime. The PST rates will include: 7% for taxable goods and services 10% for liquor 8%-10% on accommodation 12% for private sales of vehicles, boats or aircraft Rates varying from 8%-10% for motor vehicles where the purchase/lease value is $55,000 or more Registering for … Continued



SR&ED-Research in the Medical Industry

SB Partners Admin on September 12, 2012 in Health Care

If you are in private practice and are established as a Medical Professional Corporation performing either Research and/or Experimental Development, you may be eligible for significant tax credits under the SR&ED program.



SR&ED and the Healthcare Industry

SB Partners Admin on July 11, 2012 in Health Care

No matter what field within the vast healthcare industry you are performing research in, the combined Federal and Provincial government’s Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program can help you fund that research through Investment Tax Credits (ITCs). Whether you are performing clinical studies, clinical trials, the development of new protocols in either basic or … Continued



Ascending the Maturity Curve

John Chisholm on May 2, 2012 in Advice for Business Owners

Software provider SAP has provided SB Partners with VIP access to several noteworthy reports prior to being published publicly. We have promised to share those we believe will be of most interest to you. I recently reviewed Ascending the maturity curve: Effective management of enterprise risk and compliance, an Economist Intelligence Unit briefing paper sponsored … Continued



Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit

Richard Weber on November 30, 2011 in Construction & Real Estate

The proposed Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit would be a new permanent, refundable Personal Income Tax credit to assist with the cost of permanent home modifications that improve accessibility or help a senior be more functional or mobile at home. The credit would be worth up to $1,500 each year, calculated as 15 per cent … Continued



Health Care

SB Partners Admin on August 3, 2011 in Health Care