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Canadian Tax FAQ – Shareholder Loans On A Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

What are Shareholder Loans on a Balance Sheet? The Shareholder Loans category may appear as a short term or long term liability on a Balance Sheet. Shareholder Loan is a loan by a corporation to one of its shareholders.

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International FAQ #29 – Foreign Accrual Property Income

Grant Gilmour

What is Foreign Accrual Property Income (FAPI) and what affect does it have on my corporate taxes?

If you are a Canadian resident and own a foreign corporation that earns passive income, the income needs to be reported on your Canadian tax return even if you never received the funds. However, if the foreign corporation has a loss, the loss is not allowed to offset any other income you have for the year. Instead, the loss can be carried back three years against previous FAPI or forward 20 years against future FAPI.

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What To Tell Clients About Tax Reform (Video)

Annette Nellen

The AICPA Tax Division has a nice tax reform resources website that includes comment letters and testimony from the AICPA and short update videos. I’ve got one there dated February 27 on what to tell your clients about tax reform. I hope you’ll check it out and that it helps give you some ideas of information to share with your clients to help them understand tax reform and the possible effects on them.

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TaxConnections Virtual Offices Will Change Your Professional Life

Kat Jennings

Every day we bring the future to the tax profession today! TaxConnections is dedicated to improving the lives of tax professionals, tax lawyers, tax accountants, tax consultants, financial tax planners, and the extraordinary professionals who support them. While the tax season is underway, we have been busy helping our community save two valuable resources – time and money.

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Misdeeds With Form 1023-EZ

John Stancil

When an organization wishes to become a tax-exempt organization eligible to accept tax deductible contributions from donors it is not sufficient that it be a non-profit organization. That, however, is the first step. Before the organization can be recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization, it must file organization papers with the state as a non-profit corporation.

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When The IRS Suspects You Of Under-Reporting Income

Barry Fowler

Have you suddenly become the unhappy target of an audit for allegedly under-reporting income to the IRS? Maybe you did under-report. Maybe you didn’t. Whether you did or not, your tax returns have waved some red flags at the IRS and you are now in their line of sight.

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Canadian Tax FAQ – CRA Program Accounts

Grant Gilmour

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has issued me a business number. Now what do I do?

In Canada, once a company is assigned a business number then it needs to request which type of program account it needs to be setup. There are five types of accounts:

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Accounts Payable On A Balance Sheet – Canada Tax

What are Accounts Payable on a Balance Sheet?

The Accounts Payable category appears under Current Liabilities on a Balance Sheet, as it is expected that these amounts owing will be paid within one year. It represents funds that a company has an obligation to pay vendors or creditors for goods and services received.

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Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Ron Oddo

How the gains from the sale of a primary residence are taxed has changed in recent years. If you have recently sold your home, or are considering doing so, you may want to be aware of some of these tax rules.

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Canadian Tax FAQ – Prepaids on a Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

What are Prepaids on a Balance Sheet? The Prepaids category appears under Current Assets on a Balance Sheet. Prepaids represent expenses that are paid in advance for a future period.

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Canadian FAQ #207 – Inventory On A Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

The Inventory category appears under Current Assets on a Balance Sheet. It is a common category used for companies from the manufacturing and distribution sector. Inventory is comprised of raw materials, work in progress (WIP), and finished goods.

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Worker’s Compensation Board In Canada

Grant Gilmour

The WCB manages workplace insurance for employers and workers. In Canada, each province and territory has its own WCB that is a statutory corporation created by the provincial government.

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