What Your Accountant Needs to Prepare a Corporate Tax Return

There are still 21 days of summer left but at this time of the year everyone is back at work, the children are in school and it’s now time to “knuckle down” for a little while at least. So here it goes …

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September Business News

Ancient Roots Shiatsu Therapy, 601c 2nd Ave. 250-423-0155

Posted by Fix on Sep 01, 2010 in Business

Where Did My Pay Cheque Go?

Financial Fixings with Marie-Pierre Castonguay, CGA - Where Did My Pay Cheque Go?

Before the invention of credit and debit cards, everyone would go to the bank to deposit their pay cheques, and withdraw cash to cover their expenses. When the cash ran out, the spending stopped.

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August New Business

Fernie Green Clean & Organizing, 250-423-0506

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August Business News

Fernie EcoGarden, 250-423-3482
The EcoGarden in collaboration with the Fernie Mountain Market now offers the Garden2Market stall every Sunday at the Fernie Mountain Market - a solution for sourcing locally grown flowers, fruit, herbs, vegetables and berries.

Posted by Fix on Jul 30, 2010 in Business

Writing a Business Plan

Thinking about starting a business or expanding your current one? Consider writing a Business Plan! It will help you determine if your business idea is viable. It explains what your idea and goals are and how you are going to achieve them. It does take some time to prepare it but is well worth it.

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July New Business

Fernie Fly Fishing, 2131 Highway 3, 250-423-6515
A new fly fish guiding and outfitting business has just opened its doors in Fernie but while the business may be new, this fly fishing outfitter has an abundance of expertise and experience. Internationally recognized and local guides who know these waters like the back of their hand make up the Fernie Fly Fishing team.

Posted by Fix on Jun 28, 2010 in Business

July Business News

Fernie Brewing Co. 26 Manitou Road, 250-423-7797
If you’ve been to a liquor store in BC or Alberta you’ve probably noticed Fernie Brewing Company’s newest additions! With a new bottling line, FBC is excited to now offer What the Huck – Huckleberry Wheat and Ol’ Willy Wit – Belgian White Ale in their 650ml bottles. With all five of their products available on tap, but only the original three available off the shelves, it was time to move their two summer favorites to centre stage.

Posted by Fix on Jun 28, 2010 in Business

Preparing for your 2010 Tax Returns

The Tax Season or Time has been over for a month now. While the experience is still fresh in our minds and we are only five months into 2010, I thought it would be a good time to give you a few tips for the next one.

Have a “special” folder for all the receipts that can be used towards a tax credit. This comment is aimed at the younger readers since I am sure most of you have one these already. In this folder put the receipts that relate to the following:

Medical Expenses

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June New Business

Woven Gardens Horticulture, 250-278-0402

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Economic Recovery Underway by Dave Hobden, Economist at Central 1 Credit Union

The international financial crisis that emerged in June 2008 is largely over. There are early signs of a global economic recovery and confidence in financial institutions is returning. The market value of many risky assets is rising as investor confidence builds. The global economy is forecast to continue recovering, although high levels of government and household debt in most mature economies will subdue the rate of growth.

Posted by admin on Apr 29, 2010 in Business

To Incorporate or Not

Usually, business owners begin their businesses as sole proprietors or partnerships. Then, after a few years of being in business they ask themselves whether or not they should incorporate.

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May New Business

Flirty Urge, 250-423-6496
Recently new to Fernie, the band Flirty Urge is ready to take on the entertainment scene. Over the years they have played in several different bands and Mike (lead guitar) spent years traveling professionally showing off his Malmsteen fingers. Mona (singer) has spent years training vocally as an understudy for her professor at UNBC and studying classical and contemporary vocal styles, which she intends to teach in her vocal studio this September.

Posted by Fix on Apr 28, 2010 in Business

May Business News

Fernie Garden Centre 6283 Olivia Road, 250-423-3666

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Tax-Free Savings Account

We have been asked quite a few questions about Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) at the office lately and I thought it would be a good topic for this month’s column.

A TFSA is a registered savings plan, which allows any Canadian resident of 18 years of age or older to earn investment income that is tax-free. The contribution limit is of $5,000 per year and you can withdraw your funds at any time. To take advantage of the flexibility of withdrawals, you should consider investing your savings in a combination of investment such as high interest savings account, GICs and mutual funds.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Apr 01, 2010 in Business