Monthly Archives: February 2017

We’re Hiring – Bookkeeper Wanted!

Written By on February 23, 2017

We are looking for an amazing bookkeeper to join the Birrer Sangret LLP team, working out of our Cobble Hill office in a long-term, permanent position. RESPONSIBILITIES: Data entry and reconciliations using manual, automated and integrated bookkeeping solutions for a diverse client base; Preparation of working papers to support government reporting; full cycle payroll; Research and application; assisting with the development of our quality management system; Assisting with the internal audit; and Administrative support. SKILLS: Attention to detail with a […]

TAX MYTH – First Time Home Buyers

Written By on February 22, 2017

We are looking at the First Time Home Buyers amount; a $5,000 non-refundable tax credit that can save you up to $750. Tax Myth: The First Time Home Buyer’s tax credit is based on your percentage ownership of the property That is incorrect. Last year, we talked to a young couple that recently purchase a home. On the “tax advice” of their lender, they were told that the First Time Home Buyer’s tax credit is based on their percentage ownership. The […]

TAX MYTH – Selling Your Principal Residence

Written By on February 2, 2017

Tax Myth: I don’t have to report the sale of my principal residence on my tax return. That is no longer correct. You are required to report the sale price, the acquisition date and a description of your principal residence on your tax return if you sold or are “deemed” to have sold your principal residence on or after January 1, 2016 – even if you don’t have to pay taxes on the sale! And it may surprise some taxpayers […]

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