Financial Planning

Tax obligations as a farm business operator August 2016

To ensure you have everything on your calendar, here is a list of tax dates including remittance payments, payroll deductions and GST/HST filings. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Divorce and your farm July 2016

With roughly half of Canadian marriages ending in divorce it’s become as inevitable for many as death and taxes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Double dipping the home accessibility tax credit July 2016

The Home Accessibility Tax Credit (HATC) benefits seniors and persons with disabilities. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Heading to your accountant? June 2016

Know the difference between audit, review and compilation engagements. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Province supporting beef farmers by expanding loan program June 2016

Improvements to Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program (FCLGP)address changing markets and simplify program access for farmers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New simplified tax rules for quota and Goodwill assets June 2016

A farm has many assets. Some are tangible, such as buildings and equipment, while others are intangible, such as milk quota and goodwill. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Four ways to improve your tax position on the farm June 2016

Tax season may be over, but to have a big impact on the bottom line you really need to be thinking about and planning for your taxes throughout the year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tax hike complicates dividend distributions May 2016

The recent federal budget introduced a new highest marginal tax bracket, which brings with it the pain of new and aggressive tax increases. 
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Another tax season has come and gone... May 2016

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), approximately 10 per cent to 15 per cent of Canadians are non-filers based on the country’s total population. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Small business deductions complex April 2016

Governments have consistently lowered taxes over the last several years for business in general but especially for small business. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Know the tax rules when earning money from a hobby April 2016

All income from a hobby or business venture must be included, but claiming expenses and losses from these sources is challenging from a tax perspective. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

How to mitigate your farming "risk" March 2016

There are a number of ways in which you can mitigate the effects of risk, experiencing as little blowback as possible when worst-case scenarios occur. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Farm innovations qualify for tax credits March 2016

Any Canadian CCPC can earn an investment tax credit (ITC) of 35 per cent up to the first $3 million of qualified SR&ED expenditures. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sharecropping: February 2016

Sharecropping is as old as farming itself and has been employed as a means of pooling agricultural resources, including land and labour. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

What happens when a partnership changes or ends? February 2016

A business partnership agreement should be drafted in a way that accommodates change so as to avoid problems later on. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

What to consider when renting farmland January 2016

Lower commodity prices in recent years may have slowed the pace of farmland value increases, but the cost of renting land has been slower to react. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Beware snowbirds: January 2016

Canadian snowbirds have to start closely counting the days they spend in the Sunbelt. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Key components of a farm partnership agreement January 2016

Without a written partnership agreement the CRA may allocate the income generated as being equal among partners when that may not be the partners intention. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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