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Blog by Acton Accounting & Bookkeeping Inc.

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Great Accounting Tips that can Actually Save you on Taxes

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, June 2016, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

Taxes levied on your hard earned money is neither pleasing to hear nor gratifying to pay. But for the services provided to us by our government, we are obliged to and...


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Everything you need to know about raising carbon tax in Alberta and BC

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, May 2016, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

Previous Prime Minister Stephen Harper claims that a carbon tax would ‘destroy jobs and growth.’ However, the provincial government has a different point of view. (The Canadian Press – July 2014) The whole world is battling against climate change. As a result...


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Hollywood & TV Tax Credit to be cut by B.C. British Columbia’s thriving film and television sectors

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, May 2016, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

In the past couple of years, our entertainment industry has witnessed a boom. The world-class film, television, visual effects and animation industries have been capable of supporting major feature-length projects...


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Filing 2015 Tax Return Deadline is Coming Up in just a few days!

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, April 2016, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

The Importance of Filing a Tax Return

Thinking why do you even have to bother to file your tax returns? Well, think again! It is important to self-assess your income and pay taxes accordingly. Why not stop making excuses about not filing your taxes, and file your...


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BC First Time Home Buyers’ Program

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, April 2016, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

The real estate market is at its heyday across Canada, and this is just the right time to be a first time homebuyer in British Columbia. If you are planning to buy or build your dream home, you are going to meet your pure luck! The government has introduced First Time...


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The New Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) and RESP

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, March 2016, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

Under the proposed enhancements to the UCCB, families would receive almost $2,000 ($1,920) per year for each child under 6 and $720 per year for each child aged 6 through 17. The new benefit amounts would be retroactive to January 1, 2015 and be reflected in monthly...


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Outsourcing your Bookkeeping

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, February 2016, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

Small business owners and professionals are discovering that outsourcing your bookkeeping saves payroll, overhead cost and it’s a giant step in freeing up valuable time. For many owners,just the effort of hiring, training and managing a bookkeeper can take as...


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Should I Outsource my Accounting and Bookkeeping?

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, February 2016, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

The entire accounting function of your business can be outsourced. We can perform all transaction processing, accounting, cheque preparation, payroll, and filing off-site. Here is how it works: we are provided vendor invoices, deposit reports, government forms, and...


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Easy-To-Do Bookkeeping Tips for Small Business Owners

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, December 2013, personal tax, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

Doing a bookkeeping task may not be the most exciting role that you do in your business, but it is one of the many important components that makes your business successful. Whether you hire someone else to do it for you or you do it on your own, the Canada Business...


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Nanny Taxes in Canada

By  Acton Accounting |   | Posted in " Accountants, accounting services, bookkeepers, bookkeeping services, corporate tax, personal tax, September 2012, Tax & Benefits, Tax accountants, tax filing, tax return preparation, tax services "

When tax time comes around each year, Canadian nannies often find themselves in a confusing situation. The CRA may classify nannies as employees, but many times, the hiring family will advise their nannies that they are independent contractors, which relieves them of...


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