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COVID-19: Updates and Support

SB Partners is deemed an essential workplace and will continue to operate at full capacity to ensure client corporate and personal tax filing deadlines are met. We strongly encourage clients to make use of our client portal or email for delivery of any accounting records and T1 documentation that is required. Alternatively, clients can utilize … Continued

Budgeting for a Post-pandemic World

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm since it was first discovered in late 2019, affecting virtually all strata of human endeavors. Business owners, business advisors, and other business stakeholders were not left out of the onslaught. It has become more difficult to follow through with budget planning due to the many uncertainties. … Continued

Working from home? You may be eligible to claim some deductions on your personal taxes.

The pandemic has sent many packing from their offices to their homes for work. Some may have been fortunate to already have a dedicated office or workspace in their home, for others it has meant setting up shop. This has raised a lot of questions about work-related expenses such as who is going to cover … Continued

Optimize tax deductions from your rental properties with a good plan

Expense this, deduct that Investing in real estate is a great addition to investment portfolios. Whether you hold property waiting for the value to increase, or utilize it for rental income, investing in real estate has been a popular choice for many. As tax season approaches, here is a look at how real estate investments … Continued

What is an RRSP and How does it work?

Registered Retirements Savings Plans (RRSP) were introduced in 1957 by the government as an alternative vehicle Canadians could use to save for retirement. Essentially it is an account that is to be used as a long-term savings plan, with the “registered” designation implying that the CRA treats funds that are deposited or “contributed” to an … Continued

14 Best Tax Tips for Canadians

Below is a summary of year-end tax tips to consider in 2020. 1. Up to $27,830 RRSP ContributionYou have until Monday, March 1, 2021, to make a contribution to your RRSP and be able to take a deduction on your 2020 tax return. Be sure to check your 2019 Notice of Assessment from the CRA … Continued

New Recovery Benefits

New Recovery Benefits If you were receiving CERB, you may be eligible for one of the new recovery benefits retroactive to September 27, 2020 and available until September 25, 2021. Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) The Canada Recovery Benefit will provide eligible workers with $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to 26 … Continued

The Speech from the Throne Sheds Light on the New Economy

The recent Speech from the Throne delivered by the Honorable Governor-General on September 23 provided some insight into the direction the government intends to guide the Canadian economy through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The speech outlined four foundations: “Protecting Canadians from COVID-19”, “Helping Canadians through he pandemic”, “Building Back Better” improving … Continued

Federal government introduces legislation for new recovery benefits

On September 24, 2020, the federal government tabled Bill C-2, An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19, which creates three new temporary recovery benefits to support Canadians who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19. Specifically, the legislation includes: A Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) of $500 per week for up … Continued

The Perfect Storm for Fraud

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, many companies are operating in a different manner and environment than their historical norm. Our new normal consists of businesses that quickly moved from an office environment to home office work stations with employee discussions using new tools like Zoom to facilitate a connection to the outside world. Companies had to change quickly to … Continued

AI and Your Business

Artificial Intelligence, commonly referred to as AI, has become a focus of technological development in recent years. These programs appear in our daily lives with the ability to ask our assistants, like Siri or Alexa, to do several things for us. The use of AI in business is on the rise as companies embrace the … Continued