Category: Learn

Fireside chat with the Dragons

            Preferred Pricing to see the Dragons! For a limited time only, we are delighted to be able to extend CPA BC Members preferred pricing to see Dragons’ Den stars Bruce Croxon and Manjit Minhas

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Estate planning: examining your alter-ego alternative

With Canada’s aging population, estate planning is more important than ever. Traditionally, an individual’s assets are distributed after a person is deceased, through a will. However, in some circumstances, a will may not be efficient from a tax perspective, or

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What do we need to feel good about our work?

What motivates you to work hard and be productive? Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioural economics at Duke University, claims that meaning, pride, and motivation play an important role. That is, people who feel a sense of purpose on

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2 clarifications on CRA query timelines and access to audit documents

With tax season just around the corner,  it is important for taxpayers and their advisers to have a clear understanding of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) guidelines for setting deadlines for audit queries and for providing access to audit documentation.

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Supporting small business in BC

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In 2014, small businesses made up roughly 98% of all businesses in British Columbia, accounting for 54% of private sector employment and generating a third of provincial GDP. With this in mind, CPABC made its recommendation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance

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Why is a skilled talent pool important for business in BC?

One of the four recommendations made to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in the latest CPABC Budget Submission is a need to attract skilled talent from across the globe to BC in order to improve on

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What does the new legislation on the small business deduction mean for companies?

In March 2016, changes designed to eliminate multiplication of the small business deduction (SBD) were proposed for in time for the federal budget. As SBDs are one of the most favorable tax attributes for companies that qualify as Canadian-controlled private corporations

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The 7 deadly sins of strategy

By Robert Murray Strategy should be simple, however it is often complicated by people who don’t understand strategy. Bold statement? Maybe. My experience has been that most organizations do not fully (or even partially) execute on a business strategy that

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Infographic: 2015/16 CPABC Report to the Public

CPABC’s Report to the Public provides an overview of the initiatives and resources that have been established to ensure that BC CPAs adhere to professional and ethical standards. Our mission is to enhance the influence, relevance, and value of the

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Digital Forecasting and Tech Predictions

Source: CPA Canada Duncan Stewart is Deloitte Canada’s director of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) research, and is a globally recognized expert on the forecasting of consumer and enterprise TMT trends. In a recent conversation with CPA Canada, Stewart shared what’s next

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