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Alberta – Taxes

 

What to do when the tax auditor comes calling

If you’re like many small business owners, the mere mention of a tax audit can make your hair stand on end. We have tips to help you get through the process and understand your rights. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Getting better service from the CRA

The CRA has committed to improving services for small- and medium-sized businesses. Here are some of the improvements your business can look forward to. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Selling or buying in other provinces or territories: which sales taxes apply?

When you sell to or buy from a business located in another province or territory, are the correct sales taxes being applied? You need to know how GST, HST, provincial and territorial sales taxes impact your transactions. We can help you understand the correct application of sales taxes in Canada. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Make your Alberta business property taxes more

Are you frustrated when your business property tax bill arrives but you can’t appeal it? You can help ensure these taxes are fair by making time to review your property assessment that arrives prior to the tax bill. Consider filing an appeal; you may need to act quickly as the appeal window is short. We can help you learn about the process.
 

Direct deposit and the CRA: can your business still get cheques?

Although the Government of Canada is seeking to eliminate all government payments by cheque as of April 2016, individuals and businesses will still be able to receive cheques as a payment option.
 

CRA’s Liaison Officers help you understand tax rules

Liaison Officers from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) visit small business owners to provide general information and to help them better understand their tax obligations. CFIB can help you learn about how your business can benefit from this service. Advice is free for CFIB members: 1-888-234-2232.
 

How to get worry-free advice from the CRA!

Changes in recent years mean that CRA now offers guaranteed advice in writing. Find out more here. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Learn about your tax and payroll obligations with CRA videos

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers a number of videos to help businesses understand their tax responsibilities. The videos give information on key matters for starting a new business, payroll matters, what to expect from an audit, and more. Advice is free for CFIB members: 1-888-234-2232.
 

My Business Account: less red tape when you deal with the CRA

My Business Account is a convenient and secure way to monitor activity in your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) account. You can now obtain written answers from CRA for your account-specific queries and tax-related questions. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
 

Auto expense tax deduction made easier by CRA

Thanks to CFIB taking action based on the feedback of its members, the Canada Revenue Agency will accept a logbook of automobile expenses covering "a sample period of time" instead of a full year. This requirement to keep a logbook for a full year was found by CFIB members to be the most burdensome aspect of motor vehicle tax provisions.
 

Save time and money with two GST/HST accounting methods

The GST/HST Quick Method and Simplified Method of Claiming Input Tax Credits are major victories for small business. Review the eligibility requirements and see if you can save time and money. Find out more here. Advice is free for members: call 1-888-234-2232.
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