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TAX MYTH – Reporting Tip Income

Written By on April 28, 2017

Every year across Canada, some of the country’s service industry workers file their taxes without adequate support for their tip income. Tax Myth: I can report my tip income as a percentage of my T4 Although this is a common practice for some taxpayers in Canada, it is not an acceptable method of reporting tip income. In fact, in some cases the employees are not required to report tips at all as the responsibility may fall on the employer. Regardless of […]

WORKING BUT NOT PAYING YOURSELF: Employment Insurance Issues

Written By on June 20, 2016

After leaving a job, an individual may incorporate a business, or invest more time in one that they already operate. The individual may then decide to leave all the money in the corporation, taking no wages. Or, perhaps, the business is unable to pay a salary as it is not making sufficient revenues. Since the individual does not receive any personal wages, they may be motivated to apply for EI unemployment benefits. It sounds simple right? Wrong. In a February […]

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