Clever Ways to Save on Pet Care
Feb03

Clever Ways to Save on Pet Care

Let’s face it. Nothing in life is free, and we find ourselves spending a lot of money. From bills and groceries to recreation and more, most of us dig in our purses and wallets frequently on any given day. It’s estimated that the average American spends around $140 per day, and this quickly adds up. We all want to save where we can, but more rarely do we take the time to consider creative ways in which we can do so. Just one of the...

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Tax Avoidance or Tax Evasion: A Fine but Important Line
Dec28

Tax Avoidance or Tax Evasion: A Fine but Important Line

The issue of local, state and federal taxes evokes a range of emotions from people. Often those reactions are influenced in part by a person’s occupation and their understanding of the role of taxes in our economy. In reality, taxes are a necessary element of any civilized society, and the majority of people accept that necessity. However, there is a great deal of disagreement among individuals about how much they should be taxed....

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BC’s HST to PST Conversion
May05

BC’s HST to PST Conversion

In British Columbia, the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) were combined together to create the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). The goal was to increase the overall revenue of the area by around 3 million dollars. The HST ended up being around 13%, due to the fact that the PST was 8% and the GST was 5%. Many people who were under this tax opposed it because it would make it harder for families who had low...

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Sales Tax 101 for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
May05

Sales Tax 101 for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

If you’ve never run a retail or service business, you may wonder how sales tax works on the proprietor’s side of things. The tax money that businesses collect has no way of going straight to the government when a customer makes a purchase, and businesses are able to use the sales tax money they collect for their own needs in the short term. However, the government does require that a store, restaurant or other type of...

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of your Tax Return
May04

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of your Tax Return

Tax season can be a stressful time of year. However, if you play your cards right, it could be a time for celebration. There are many steps you can take to get the most out of your tax return, from withholding more money on each one of your paychecks to deducting charitable donations. Regardless of your income level, there are always ways to increase your tax refund. 1. Take advantage of professional expenses You may occasionally need...

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