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Three Common Tax Mistakes

March 26, 2018 Written by Jordan Cahill
  A recent article in Global News cited three common tax mistakes that you’re most likely to make according to Canada Revenue Agency. See the full article here, or read below for our helpful summary:   “Other” Deductions Section of your Return Many of our clients have questions regarding this section, as it seems a bit of a “free for all” of items that you could potentially deduct. However, this section is very specific and also quite limited. This area on your tax return- Line 232- “Other” Eligible deductions, are listed here on the CRA website. Some of these include:…

2017 Income Tax Return Information

March 9, 2018 Written by Jordan Cahill
  Tax time is just around the corner, and Cahill CPA has compiled some information regarding important dates and preparing your tax return.   How to get your documents to us: Cahill Chartered Professional Accountants is located in North Vancouver, and you are welcome to drop off your documents at our central Lonsdale location. Suite 103 - 145 West 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1R9 Phone: 604-985-0123 Fax: 604-985-0127   We also have a secure and convenient online service to scan and download your documents. Please contact our administrator Vaneet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain a secure upload link.  …

Choosing an Accountant

September 19, 2017 Written by Jordan Cahill
Choosing an Accountant that’s Right for You   Schedule a Meeting If you do anything before choosing an accountant, meet with them first. Phone the office, and set up a meeting to get to know your potential accountant and ask any questions you might have. Make sure you feel comfortable with them, and that you see yourself being able to trust and work with them.   Office Location If you are planning to come in to the office to meet with your accountant often, then a location that is close to your home or work might be important to you.…

Is Tax Planning Dead?

July 25, 2017 Written by Jordan Cahill
Bill Morneau’s July 18, 2017 Announcement on Tax Planning for Private Corporations.  On July 18, 2017 the Federal liberals through the department of finance announced some major tax changes that could potentially affect millions of small business owners across Canada. Draft legislation was proposed including the following: An additional tax on dividends to certain shareholders to discourage income splitting, The elimination of the ability to multiply the capital gains exemption on the sale of shares of small business corporations A set of extremely complex rules to eliminate the benefit of using after-corporate tax dollars to invest. Elimination of the ability to convert dividends…

CPA Firm Directory & Frequently Asked Questions

February 9, 2017 Written by Crystal Cahill
  Our firm was recently added to the Canada CPA Firm Directory. You can access the information here: CPA Firm Listing- Cahill Professional Accountants   With this listing you can find more information about some of the Vancouver industry sectors we handle, the services we offer, and the variety of languages spoken by our staff. Along with these services, below are some questions we have been asked lately about what we do here at Cahill Pro!   Frequently asked questions: Q:I have a new, small business. Do you assist very small businesses just starting out? A: Yes! We can provide…

Small Business Resource: Effective IT Risk Management

January 13, 2017 Written by Crystal Cahill
 To our small business clients: do you understand the IT risks that face Canadian small businesses? CPA Canada provides a great resource- free of charge- for small businesses who may need help preventing and preparing against technology-related risks. It gives some great practical strategies to improve your IT security and safeguard important online data. This is an excellent reminder to small business owners of the issues & risks that can arise related to technology, and provides recommendations for prevention and trouble-shooting.   You can download the PDF from the CPA website here.   Some of the great tips in this…

Convenient & Professional Services

December 15, 2016 Written by Crystal Cahill
We recently had a great review from a new client, and they emphasized the ease of working with Cahill Pro through online communication. Our client couldn't believe how quickly and professionally Taylor Cahill completed the T2 for his company, without him ever having to leave the comfort of his home!   We thought this would be a great time to remind our clients that we can do many of our services without you ever needing to come into the office.   Through telephone conversations or e-mail, we can begin working on all your personal or corporate accounting needs. We offer…

Empty Homes Tax- January 2017

December 5, 2016 Written by Crystal Cahill
Beginning in January 2017, an annual "Empty Homes Tax" will be applied annually to homes that are deemed to be empty in the city of Vancouver. Many people will not have to worry about this tax, as it will not apply to those owners who reside in their homes full-time or who have long-term renters. To see if this tax applies to you, the City of Vancouver has created a simple questionnaire: http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/empty-homes-tax-questionnaire.aspx There are many exemptions to this tax, however in some cases, owners must submit evidence to the city in order for them to be exempt. For example,…

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    • Three Common Tax Mistakes
        A recent article in Global News cited three common tax mistakes that you’re most likely to make according to Canada Revenue Agency. See the full article here, or read below for our helpful summary:   “Other” Deductions Section of your Return Many of our clients have questions regarding this…
    • 2017 Income Tax Return Information
        Tax time is just around the corner, and Cahill CPA has compiled some information regarding important dates and preparing your tax return.   How to get your documents to us: Cahill Chartered Professional Accountants is located in North Vancouver, and you are welcome to drop off your documents at…
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