Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tips and Gratuities: Employer’s Responsibilities

Written By on May 25, 2016

Gratuities or tips received by employees are income earned from employment. However, it must be determined whether these tips are pensionable and/or insurable, that is, whether the employer should be withholding CPP and/or EI. This depends on whether the tips are considered to have been paid by the employer. Administratively, CRA looks at whether the tips are controlled by the employer or are considered to have been paid by the customer (a direct tip). A December 16, 2015 Tax Court […]

Certified Green!

Written By on May 10, 2016

We are proud to announce that the Cobble Hill location has received the highest level of certification from the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification Program and is now Surfrider Approved. The program was developed to help provide a set of tangible actions that businesses can take to tread a little lighter on the environment. Whether it is by improving our buildings energy efficiency, reducing the amount of waste we generate or supporting local charities and non-profit organizations, we are committed […]

Phone Scam Alert – CRA

Written By on May 5, 2016

Not often do accounting firms receive fraudulent phone calls from people impersonating the Canada Revenue Agency, but today we received a voicemail from a fraudulent CRA Agent, “Officer Ryan Smith”. Below is a recording of the voicemail the scammer left from the phone number 844-553-1073: We recommend that you disregard any voicemail’s from this or any other suspicious numbers. Please do not call them back. If you think it may be a legitimate voicemail, you can contact the real Canada […]

2016 Ride for Life

Written By on May 4, 2016

We’d like to thank the Ladysmith Business Builders for their generous donation to support Phil in his participation in the 2016 Ride for Life. For those that are not aware, the 2016 Ride for Life is an inaugural cycling event in support of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation with a course winding through Nanaimo, starting and finish at the Nanaimo Airport. A big thanks to everyone who has supported this great cause. For more information or to pledge your […]

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