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Manitoba – Taxes


Feeling Over-Taxed? Make time to review commercial property assessments this Fall

Are you frustrated when your commercial 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 several weeks before 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.

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.

Affected by flooding? Manitoba Finance can help with tax deadlines

Businesses and farmers directly impacted by flooding that are unable to file their retail sales tax returns (or any other tax returns for taxes administered by the Manitoba Taxation Division) by the required due date can request a waiver of the interest and penalty resulting from the late return. Learn more here.

Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption – Is it for me? Call us to find out

The concept is simple, the rules are complicated. CFIB’s Business Counsellors may be able to show you some tax savings. Make a free call to 1-888-234-2232 and learn more.

Tips for working smarter – not harder – with Manitoba Finance on tax issues

We know dealing with Manitoba Finance can be challenging at times. Here are three simple ways to ensure your interactions have a positive impact on your business.

Understand provincial taxes that apply to companies in Manitoba

As a business owner conducting business in Manitoba, you need to understand all provincially-administered taxes that apply to your business. Here's a great website to learn more.

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.

Is your company eligible for the Manitoba Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit?

Manitoba corporations engaged in manufacturing may be eligible for a 10% tax credit for investments in qualified property (buildings, machinery and equipment) used directly in the manufacturing process. We can help you learn about this opportunity.

Your Manitoba manufacturing or processing company may be eligible for reduced PST on hydro

Manitoba businesses primarily engaged in manufacturing, mining or processing may be eligible for a reduced PST rate on the electricity costs for their operations. An application is required, which once approved by Manitoba Finance, allows participating companies to pay 1.6% PST on a large portion of their hydro fees. We can help you learn about this opportunity.

Collecting & remitting 8% Manitoba PST. Are you handling the higher tax rate correctly?

Since the 2013 Manitoba Budget announced a PST increase to 8% on July 1, 2013, CFIB tried to stop the tax hike. The 1% PST increase is now official, and retroactive to July 1. Read more about the change.

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.

How to keep PST commissions and better manage cash flow in Manitoba

The 2012 provincial budget announced a reduction in the frequency businesses had to remit PST. It was supposed to be an initiative to cut red tape, but it may have impacted your PST commissions. Find out more here.

Winnipeg’s adoption of BN simplifies working with all three levels of government

Since 2013 the City of Winnipeg has used Business Numbers (BN) assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a common identifier for many of its programs. Learn how this change benefits your company.

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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