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It’s Tax Time!

Well, I am pretty jazzed – the first of the 2012 tax returns are arriving.  It is wonderful to see our clients again and difficult to learn some have passed over the last year.  Filing your tax return can be … Continue reading

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1st Annual Family Day in BC

We have been waiting an entire year for this day!  It arrived!  That statutory holiday sent from the legislature to tide us over until Easter. Well here in Victoria, the day was overcast with a bit of drizzle but there … Continue reading

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An Evening Remembered…

Friday February 1 2013 was the opening event for the first annual yoga conference held at the Victoria Conference Centre.  The opening evening presentation included both Danielle LaPorte and Gabrielle Bernstein.  About 350 women enjoyed a very interactive evening with … Continue reading

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Important Dates for Tax Season

This week we received a few calls from folks about preparing their 2012 personal income tax returns.   Canada Revenue Agency has made it mandatory for all tax preparation professionals to EFILE returns for 2012.  The EFILE “desk” does not start … Continue reading

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What information should be on a receipt to make it an eligible business expense?

This week we were preparing records for a licenced home daycare.  During the process of setting up the daycare, the Owner purchased a number of items from yard sales.  This lead to a discussion in our office…..  If the yard … Continue reading

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Celebrating our First Year

Security House Accounting Services has arrived at its first anniversary.  Just over a year ago I had the privilege to meet Reid and Virginia Wallberg.  With their support, I moved the business from Brentwood Bay to its new location on … Continue reading

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That old saying is true…. Everything old is new again – at least in BC.

Effective April 1st 2013 businesses go back to the way life was prior to July 1st 2010 and charge PST and GST. Many of our clients are now receiving letters from the provincial Ministry of Finance prompting them to register.  … Continue reading

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Planning for 2013

This past weekend we have carved out sometime to look at where the business has come in the last 12 months and where we want it to go for next year.  When we started down the path of business ownership … Continue reading

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Is the Cost of your Staff Christmas Party Deductible?

This past weekend the Security House Accounting Services Team enjoyed our Christmas gathering.  We enjoyed a great meal prepared by Janice Mansfield (www.janicemansfield.com) and played a rousing gift exchange game.  We all learned what a CLM (career limiting move) is … Continue reading

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Improving your tax position by helping others

This past week I received an email from one of the first people I met professionally when I arrived in Victoria. Susan Low of Directis Consulting is an amazing person.  Not only is she a business owner, a competitive rower, … Continue reading

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