Tax Refunds Notice of Assessment

The ability to Appeal or Objection to notice of Assessment, first protects your rights to appeal the tax issue with the tax authorities. Typically, the bases for appeal are a disagreement with the assessment  or a dispute over how the CRA has interpreted the income tax law. Secondly, by using your Authorized Representative as the […]

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New Residential Rental Property Rebate

New Residential Rental Property Rebate If you are a landlord of a new residential rental property, it is important to know about the New Residential Rental Property Rebate. When you purchase a residential rental property, depending on your province of residence, you have to pay goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax, or GST/HST/QST. To address […]

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NSBA 2017 Small Business Taxation Survey

Most Small Businesses Spend $1000 or More on Tax Administration Alone US Small businesses are spending way too much time and money on federal taxes, a new survey has found. According to the National Small Business Association Tax-Survey-2017 (PDF), federal tax burden is one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses. The report finds the majority […]

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Ombudsman slams Revenue Quebec practices

2015 September report by the Quebec ombudsman recently accused Revenue Quebec of becoming more intransigent and less respectful towards taxpayers, prompting an immediate reaction from the provincial finance minister who ordered the tax department to come up with a “concrete action plan” to remedy the “unacceptable” situation. Revenue Quebec “frequently failed” to apply the principles […]

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agri-food business

If you are in the agri-food business, you could get funding to explore export markets, develop strategies, and seize business opportunities. You could get a refund of up to 30% of the cost of activities related to exporting products outside of Quebec. Eligible activities include: Market exploration Market validation Hosting buyers in Quebec Participation in […]

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10 previous calendar years

For most Canadian taxpayers, the normal reassessment period for income tax is three years. This means that the CRA has three years from the date that your tax return for a particular year is initially assessed to reassess. After that normal reassessment period has expired, you can argue that a reassessment is not valid and […]

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Sales Tax Refunds Non-resident visitor

If you are a non-resident visitor to Canada, you cannot claim a rebate of the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) that you paid for all purchases made in Canada. The visitor rebate program for GST/HST was replaced on April 1, 2007, with the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP). A non-resident visitor […]

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