Employee Home Office Expenses

Everything You Need to Know About Working from Home and Tax Deductions

As an employee, you may be able to claim a deduction on your Canadian T1 personal income tax return for (1) home office expenses (work-space-in-the-home expenses) and (2) office supplies, and (cell) phone expenses you incur in doing your job. Employee Home Office Expenses You may be able to claim a deduction for home office expenses: […]

When You Can’t Claim Your Fame

Tax Consequences for Canadian Actors Working in the US If you’re a Canadian resident actor working in the US, you could be paying more tax than you should. The tax treatment of actors is completely different in the US compared to Canada. Before you commit to your next job south of the border, make sure you […]

Transparency in Tax

In the words of the OECD: “Tax transparency is about putting an end to bank secrecy and tax evasion through global tax co-operation”.  All us accounting geeks out there know that the CPA profession has publicly stated that it supports transparency of the beneficial ownership of corporations to create a national framework for whistleblowing and […]

Before You Hand Over the Keys

Five Steps for a Smooth Business Succession Plan Owners of small to medium-sized private businesses will have to hand over the reins at some point. Here are the main things you need to consider about business succession planning and a summary of your main options. 1. Realize business succession needs planning If you’re like many […]

Swipe Right? Choosing the Best Firm for Your CPA Journey

It’s recruiting season and you’re about to begin the whirlwind tour of accounting firms pining for your attention with socials, swag and promises of a bright future. It’s a lot of pressure in a short amount of time, and it’s no wonder students are often left pondering which firm is the best choice. Like dating, […]

Why Borrowing Money from your Company is a Risky Proposition

Why Borrowing Money From Your Company Is A Risky Proposition

There are three basic ways that an owner-manager can draw funds from their company: Payment of wages/salary, Payment of dividends, and Repayment of loans previously advanced to the company. However, many owner-managers have found that a fourth way to draw funds from their company is to simply borrow money from the company.  This seems like […]

Cloud-Based Accounting

Cloud-Based Accounting

Today’s accounting department should be a lean mean operating machine. How, you ask? By moving to the 21st century; integrating and automating processes and using cloud-based applications.  Accounting departments have gone from paper ledgers to computerized activities and can now move to automation. Such a move needs to be carefully planned and executed to ensure […]

Updated Tax Rate Cards for 2021

Here are our updated tax rate cards to account for the 2021 BC Budget. In these, you will find 2020/2021 corporate tax rates and 2020 / 2021 BC individual tax rates. Please contact your DMCL advisor in case of any questions.

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Deadline Reminder and Other Updates

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Deadline Reminder and Other Updates

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) – deadline Wednesday, June 30 2021 Interest free loans for small business and NPOs (portion may be forgivable) Additional information: Application Deadline Extended to June 30th for Canada Emergency Business Account: Link Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) – Government of Canada: Link CEBA pre-screen tool: Link We suggest you review the CEBA […]