Category Archives: Business Owners

Investing as a Business Owner

    Many business owners have built up earnings in their corporation and are looking for tax efficient ways to pull the earnings out to achieve their personal and business financial goals. We outline the factors to consider when investing as a corporation.

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    Retirement Planning for Business Owners

      Retirement planning can be a complex process for us all, but if you are the owner of a small business it may can get even more complicated, due to the various factors and circumstances that you have to take into consideration. A common mistake made by small business owners is reinvesting extra money to grow their business, at the expense of putting it aside to save for their retirement.

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      Estate Planning for Business Owners

        Writing an estate plan is important if you own personal assets but is all the more crucial if you also own your own business. This is due to the additional business complexities that need to be addressed, including tax issues, business succession and how to handle bigger and more complex estates. Seeking professional help from an accountant, lawyer or financial advisor is an effective way of dealing with such complexities.

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        Getting the best from a financial advisor

          Working with a professional to help you to make sense of your finances can be a wise move, but for this relationship to work effectively it is important that you understand what to expect from your financial advisor. What can your financial advisor help you with? Defining your financial goals and creating a step by

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          2018 Federal Budget Highlights for Business

            The government’s 2018 federal budget focuses on a number of tax tightening measures for business owners. It introduces a new regime for holding passive investments inside a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC). (Previously proposed in July 2017.)  Here are the highlights: Small Business Tax Rate Reduction Confirmed Lower small business tax rate from 10% (from

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            BC Budget Highlights 2018

              BC Finance Minister Carole James delivered the province’s 2018 budget update on February 20, 2018. The budget anticipates a surplus of $219 million for the current year, $281 million for 2019 and $284 million in 2020. Corporate and personal tax rates remain unchanged. The biggest changes are: Elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP Premiums) effective

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              6 Steps to Retirement Success

                Retirement planning can be challenging, we’ve outlined what we feel are 6 steps to retirement success. Have a written plan which merges life priorities with financial resources. Consolidate your income-producing assets with one advisor. Layer different sources of income in the most efficient manner. Structure income in order to preserve valuable tax credits and government

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