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Tax Return FAQ
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The Renaissance Group is an accounting firm managed by dedicated and experienced professionals, who believe a renaissance in the industry is long overdue. Despite their many years’ experience, the firm’s partners bring a youthful energy and full service approach to their clients’ financial affairs. The result is a level of expertise and innovative problem solving that’s hard to find these days.
The Renaissance culture demands professionalism and a solid work ethic from every member of its team. It’s a vibrant and inviting environment, built with confidence and knowledge, providing clients with a highly personalized experience, and offering employees mentorship, encouragement and a rare work/life balance.
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If you're thinking of starting a small business, or have started one recently, this kit is for you. From a business startup checklist to a summary of useful skills for the entrepreneur, it's all here in one place.
New Small Business Owner's Kit
It’s the letter or phone call every small business owner dreads — the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants to conduct an audit. Now what?
The Renaissance Group is a member of MSI Global Alliance, an international alliance of independent professional firms combining in-depth local expertise with global insight.
The Renaissance Group Joins Forces with MSI Global Alliance
In a news release on Oct 30, 2012, the CRA said it would put on hold the assessment of returns for individuals where a taxpayer is claiming a credit by participating in a gifting tax shelter scheme.
CRA to Suspend Assessing Tax Returns that Claim Donation Credit from Gifting Tax Shelter.
On March 18, when B.C.'s new Family Law Act comes into effect, couples that have cohabited for two years will be subject to an entirely new set of laws governing division of property, assets and debts.
After Two Years Together, Live-ins will now Share the Wealth (and the Debt), like Married Couples
When Your Business Gets Audited
Downloadable and fillable forms to help you complete your 2012 Personal Tax Return... right here.
2012 Personal Taxes, Forms and Information
HST to PST April 1, 2013
For businesses who were required to collect the HST on their supply of taxable services or properties, instead of the 12% HST they will now collect the 5% federal GST and possibly the 7% PST.
2013 Federal Budget Commentary
The 2013 Federal Budget was released on March 21st. One of its focuses, at least for tax purposes, appears to be closing “tax loopholes” such as loss trading and transactions using insurance policies.
Renaissance Rides for Cancer
The team at Renaissance has joined The Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two day cycling trip this summer through BC's Pacific Region. Funds raised through donations will go to the BC Cancer Foundation. Cancer has affected so many of us, and this is our way of doing something to help. Visit our team page to learn more or to make a donation.