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About the author: Jennifer Silva
With a passion for technology and learning, Jennifer Silva enjoys training both clients and colleagues alike. She has been using QuickBooks desktop since 2003, Simply Accounting/Sage since 2013, and is currently pursuing her CPA designation. When not studying, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and getting lost in a book or video game.

Claiming a Home Office (For Employees)

Claiming a Home Office (For Employees)

As Autumn arrives and we get close to the extended personal tax deadline (yet again!), you may be wondering how your personal tax situation is impacted for 2020, the year we are currently in, the year of COVID-19.  A topic that is top of mind for many clients and even family members who are now working mainly from a home office is, "Can I claim a deduction for this?"

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Leveraging Technology in Construction

Leveraging Technology in Construction
May 20, 2020

Considering cash flow restrictions and the many factors that can impact the bottom line of a construction project, it is understandable that the construction industry is often slow to accept new technologies. However, being too resistant to the rapidly changing technological landscape can quickly hurt your company’s ability to compete and retain skilled labour.

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Paying CRA with Online Banking

Paying CRA with Online Banking
February 26, 2019

Did you know that you can use your financial institution’s online banking portal to pay your individual taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and you can also pay your business taxes online from a business bank account?  It’s as easy as paying any of your other bills.

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QBO App – Your Business at Your Fingertips

QBO App – Your Business at Your Fingertips
July 10, 2018

Many users of QuickBooks Online (QBO) are familiar with the standard browser-interface of this popular cloud accounting software. Intuit Inc. provides some useful quick tutorials on navigation and carrying out basic functions on their website. What many are not familiar with and seems to be under-utilized is the QBO Mobile App, that is, yes, free with a QBO account (but still subject to your mobile/Wi-Fi data limits, of course). While it doesn't offer all the features of the browser-based or desktop-app versions (for instance, you won't be able to reconcile your accounts or file your sales tax), the app provides users with simple on-demand access to the most-used features of their accounting software.  A simplified interface gives you most of what you need while out in the field doing what you do best - making deals and selling your brand!

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