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Members can get advice, counseling and support in dealing with governments and small business issues from CFIB's Business Counsellors, at no charge.

Minimum wage increased in Nova Scotia effective April 1, 2014

On April 1 2014, minimum wage increased in Nova Scotia by 10 cents, going from $10.30 an hour to $10.40 an hour. In addition to this increase, the inexperienced wage rate has also increased by 10 cents bringing the wage to $9.90 an hour.

Easter Holidays - How to pay your employees

With Good Friday and Easter fast approaching, employers need to know how to pay their employees.

Canada Post rates going up as of March 31, 2014!

As part of Canada Post’s new Five-Point Action Plan announced in December 2013, small businesses will now pay a pretty penny in extra postage, as of March 31st. The recent price hikes will have a huge impact on the majority of small businesses across Canada – 98% of which still depend on sending/receiving letter mail every month.

Do you sell lottery tickets? New tax rules will affect your bottom line!

Effective January 1, 2014, CRA changed its administrative position on bulletin IT-404R "Payments to Lottery Ticket Vendors", from March 31, 1981. The change indicates that any lottery retailers who are awarded a prize in relation to selling a winning lottery ticket must now declare these prizes as business income, thus making them taxable. Prior to this change, these monies were not taxed.

Mandate – CFIB's member publication

Mandate is CFIB’s member publication where small business newsletters, surveys and results are available.
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