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Business360.Pro is pleased to provide a variety of resources on accounting, taxation and other related subjects that I hope will be helpful to both individuals and businesses.

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Are Gifts or Inheritances Taxable in Canada?


In Canada, gifts and inheritances are generally not taxable to the recipient. However, there are some important nuances and exceptions to consider:

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How Can a Bookkeeper Help Your Company?


Bookkeepers also play an important role in helping companies manage their financial records, ensuring accurate and up-to-date financial information, and providing valuable insights that can drive strategic decision-making when combined with your accountant. Some of the ways bookkeepers contribute are:

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Accountants Help Growth-Oriented Companies!


Accountants play a crucial role in helping growth-oriented companies by providing financial expertise, analysis, and strategic guidance. Here are several ways accountants contribute to the growth and success of such companies:

  1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Accountants analyze financial data, prepare financial statements, and generate reports that provide insights into the company's financial performance. These reports help management understand the company's current financial health, identify areas for improvement, and make informed decisions to drive growth.
  2. Budgeting and Forecasting: Accountants assist in the budgeting and forecasting process, helping companies set realistic financial goals and create a roadmap for growth. They use historical data and market trends to predict future financial outcomes and guide resource allocation to support expansion plans.
  3. Tax Planning and Compliance: Accountants ensure that growth-oriented companies are compliant with tax laws and regulations while optimizing their tax strategies. By minimizing tax liabilities, companies can retain more earnings for reinvestment and growth initiatives.
  4. Cost Management: Accountants help identify cost-saving opportunities and assess the efficiency of the company's operations. By managing costs effectively, companies can improve profitability and free up resources for investment in growth projects.
  5. Capital Budgeting and Financing: Accountants evaluate investment opportunities and assist in capital budgeting decisions. They analyze potential projects, assess their financial viability, and recommend the most suitable financing options to support growth initiatives.
  6. Risk Management: Accountants help identify and manage financial risks that could impede growth. They assess risks associated with various business decisions and advise on strategies to mitigate them, ensuring the company's growth remains sustainable.
  7. Performance Measurement: Accountants establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success of growth initiatives. Regularly monitoring and analyzing these metrics allow management to make data-driven adjustments to optimize their growth strategies.
  8. Mergers and Acquisitions: In the case of mergers, acquisitions, or other strategic partnerships, accountants play a crucial role in due diligence, financial valuation, and integration planning. They help ensure a smooth transition and alignment of financial goals during the growth process.
  9. Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: Accountants ensure that growth-oriented companies adhere to various financial and regulatory requirements. This includes financial reporting standards, compliance with industry-specific regulations, and meeting reporting deadlines.

Overall, accountants provide valuable financial insights and support to growth-oriented companies, allowing them to make informed decisions, optimize resources, manage risks, and achieve sustainable growth. Their expertise is essential in navigating the complexities of financial management and ensuring the company's financial health aligns with its growth objectives.

Our accounting services can be customized to your specific needs. Please contact us to see if we can can help your company excel.

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Claiming the disability tax credit in Canada


As Canadians advance in age, we are pleased to offer a 3 part series on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) in Canada.

To claim the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) in Canada, you must meet the eligibility criteria and complete the necessary steps. Here's a general overview of the process:

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What does an accountant do after tax season?


Having survived tax season, CPAs flock to beach resorts for 9 months of relaxation, cocktails and resting on their laurels... Well, OK, not really. So what does a CPA do after April 30th? Read on to find out.

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5 Tips to Manage Your Cash Flow


A cash flow projection can act like an early warning system for any period. A leading cause of business failure is a lack of cash flow management, but by taking some simple steps in managing it, you will find it can improve your business outcome.

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How Can I Reduce My Accounting Fees?


If you would love to say goodbye to high accounting fees, the great news is that saving money in this area is often quite easy for many business owners. The number one rule is ensuring your records are complete and organized.

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Do I need to hire a consultant to write a business plan?

plan Can I write a business plan?

Not necessarily, but you might.

A Business Plan is a tool where management outlines what the company will do and how it plans to achieve its goals.

Generally, a bank needs to be confident that you can execute the plan. While we focus on the term “business plan,” the lender wants to know, “if we advance this money, how do we know it will be paid back?”

Banks don’t like to take risks because larger loans carry greater risk. The greater the loan, the more detail they will want.

Let’s say you want to borrow $10,000, and your record with your bank has a reliable history. The plan could be simple, like a summary of your goals with a three-year projection of income and expenses.

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