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As the title states, I am looking for a rec for a business bank account. I am also hoping someone has a sweet cash back incentive out there that I can use to offset some start up costs. Any advice is more than appreciated. Thanks! (I am in MB).

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... have a reasonable list of equipment and furniture pieces that I'm not sure how to price out. Most of the equipment has been around for years (5-10). Computers I'd say hold little value over that time but some larger pieces like 5 drawer lateral filing cabinets, Large "L" shape reception desks, ...

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... to hire accountant. I do have some basica accounting knowledge and I can do T2 without problems so far, but I never tracked cap gain/dividends. 1. How easy is to track dividends/capital gains in corporate accounting? Any guides, links for that? 2. If I buy "swap" based ETFs like HXS or HXT that ...

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Sorry for being a keener about tax, but here's a math exercise: I started my home-office business (which I only run part-time) on 1st Aug, this year. So, 152 days out of 365 this year if I count from Aug 1st. But I only work every other day, and even then only 4 hours a day. How do I find ...

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... need a US-based bank account (and NOT a USD account from a Canadian bank) and I'm really confused about the process and the tax consequences. 1) What is the easiest way for a Canadian business to get an EIN? I've read all sort of contradictory information, some are saying the Canadian business ...

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Hi, Need some guidance. I'm looking to purchase some inventory from abroad. I might be looking into filling a 20ft container. The supplier said my port is Toronto and it would cost 3300-3600 USD to get there. However, once it gets there it is my reponsibility to get it to my warehouse. How in the wo...

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We were invoiced about $18,000 by one of our suppliers back in June. Because it was a sizeable amount for us, we actually went to their office and hand delivered the check in July when it was due. Cheque was cashed and life went on. I received an email today asking when payment would be made on this...

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As the title states, I am looking for a rec for a business bank account. I am also hoping someone has a sweet cash back incentive out there that I can use to offset some start up costs. Any advice is more than appreciated. Thanks! (I am in MB).

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Hi, Need some guidance. I'm looking to purchase some inventory from abroad. I might be looking into filling a 20ft container. The supplier said my port is Toronto and it would cost 3300-3600 USD to get there. However, once it gets there it is my reponsibility to get it to my warehouse. How in the wo...

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looking at opening a franchise as a revenue stream on top of more traditional investment portfolio for a couple reasons have a full time job already, looking for something relatively turn key, relatively liquid if need to sell; would be hiring a manager to run the place; willing to put in the resear...

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For 20 years I have a little gig on the side, I offer musical services for a church and they pay me about $3,500/year. I'm not a direct employee, they just pay me for services rendered, so no EI, no CPP, no taxes deducted. For years I have just been reporting this on line 104 "Other employment incom...

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Hi, I need to know if after issuing an invoice, can I tell clients there is a 3% surcharge for credit card payments? Can I legally increase the total cost of the invoice to cover CC payment costs? Or do I have to inflate all of my prices 3% and offer a "cash or check" discount instead?

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... have a reasonable list of equipment and furniture pieces that I'm not sure how to price out. Most of the equipment has been around for years (5-10). Computers I'd say hold little value over that time but some larger pieces like 5 drawer lateral filing cabinets, Large "L" shape reception desks, ...

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Hi, This must be a simple and easy question but I was wondering if (and how much %) I have to pay taxes to the Canadian government for selling an item online to a foreign buyer located in US/Overseas? I understand we do not charge the customer any taxes if they live outside Canada but do we have to ...

corporation

... to hire accountant. I do have some basica accounting knowledge and I can do T2 without problems so far, but I never tracked cap gain/dividends. 1. How easy is to track dividends/capital gains in corporate accounting? Any guides, links for that? 2. If I buy "swap" based ETFs like HXS or HXT that ...

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PDF form below http://www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/file ... ll2017.pdf

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Square has finally recently launched its Contactless + Chip reader in Canada. https://squareup.com/ca/contactless-chip-reader Some key points: - Cost is $59 - Rates are 2.65% for credit (same as before), $0.10 for Interac Flash debit. Interac is free through the end of 2017. - Debit acceptance is li...

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We are looking for a chartered accountant for our business as we need to have them sign an Auditors Declaration form from the city. Can someone recommend one in the Thornhill area?

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I'm thinking of starting up a small knife sharpening business from home as a side-job/hobby Do you think a Facebook page and Gmail account is sufficient for a small local business such as this?

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I am looking for a Burglar alarm system for my retail store. I am with ADT for 7 years and now they are increasing price every time and secondly, false charges. I have seen safe tech and alarm force which one is best? Thanks in advance

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Hi all, I'm a Sole Proprietor. I filed my HST returns using CRA's My Business. I tried paying through interac/visa debit online, but my card doesn't allow me to do either of that (going to the bank to try to fix this tonight). My other option seems to be to request a remittance voucher. I tried call...

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For IT Consultants/Contractors doing 6-12 month contracts back-to-back, how do you keep CRA from labeling you as an employee (and taxing you as an employee vs remaining as a self-employed individual and pay business income tax rates)? Does anyone here have any experience with that? How many clients ...

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Hi everyone! I'm looking to start an Amazon e-commerce business and wanted to reach out to the community with a few questions that I am in need of answers to. I have found that the items I am looking to import from china and resell on Amazon are sold on Amazon by Chinese manufacturers, offering almo...

ecommerce

Hey guys, I've been thinking about setting up my own Amazon shop (I guess called Amazon FBA). Can any of you advise me of starting steps, research sources, tips, resources, etc in setting up a successful Amazon business? I was looking into it and I'm unsure as to where to start/proper steps mainly d...

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Hi, I am a sole proprietor of a small business, I could not open an incorporation at the first time because I was a temporary resident. Now, as I am a landed immigrant in Canada, I was wondering is there any benefit to turn my business into incorporation. If yes, can I convert my sole proprietorship...

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Got charged $2k for examination fees from my customs broker. Followed the money up to Evergreen Shipping. They refuse to release the invoice given to them by Stream Logistics, which does handles a lot of examinations from the CBSA, and is the original biller. Evergreen says it's against their compan...

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Square has finally recently launched its Contactless + Chip reader in Canada. https://squareup.com/ca/contactless-chip-reader Some key points: - Cost is $59 - Rates are 2.65% for credit (same as before), $0.10 for Interac Flash debit. Interac is free through the end of 2017. - Debit acceptance is li...

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Helllllloooo RFD Technophiles, My partners and I have been working on a product; But as often is the case, we are to close to it to get a feel of what a potential user might think. So we thought we'd reach out to the people (we thought about using reddit but decided that our intentions were going to...

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... need a US-based bank account (and NOT a USD account from a Canadian bank) and I'm really confused about the process and the tax consequences. 1) What is the easiest way for a Canadian business to get an EIN? I've read all sort of contradictory information, some are saying the Canadian business ...

franchising

so my father in law wants to open up a new chain of fast food restaurants, he does not speak much english and he has asked me to find locations to open up, he wants a place in mall food courts but must be beside McDonald's, How would I approach mall management and ask for a spot?