With advent of inexpensive freelance task sites such as Fiverr and Taskarmy, it’s never been cheaper or faster to outsource tasks you dislike doing on your own. But how can you tell if it’s truly affordable? Gordon Powers breaks down the time-is-money theory.
Afraid to do your own taxes? Even if you have complex taxes, it could be worth saving a buck or two on accountant fees. Here, Amanda shares why she started tackling her own taxes – and that they were easier than she expected.
The deadline for your taxes is just days away. Still haven’t filed? Not to worry – check out our last minute tax guide!
March 22, 2013 There’s still over a month until your tax deadline, but for those with complicated claims, time is running out fast. If filing your taxes is proving to be less than straightforward, it may be time to ask for a hand. Whether you’re considering the services of an accountant, filing as self employed, …
Taxes for the self employed can be much more complex than filing a common personal return. Whether you have a staff of employees, or are earning your living as a freelancer, here are a few ways to make it easier to file – and common pitfalls you small business owners should avoid.
Are your taxes complicated enough to warrant hiring a tax pro? Check out our tips for determining if you need an accountant.
Perks may abound for the self employed, but one notable side effect to being your own boss is lack of company health benefits. Even with Canada’s enviable healthcare system, unexpected expenses incurred by prescriptions, disability or long term illness is enough to make anyone ill. Avoid shelling out when you’re under the weather by knowing your self employment benefit options.
Paying taxes may be a groan-worthy concept under the best of circumstances – but it’s a whole other ball game when you’re self employed. No longer relegated to springtime tax season, freelancers need to keep their tax requirements top-of-mind year-round. We’ve got a few pointers to help you navigate the world of receipt hoarding, harmonized sales tax and write-offs with a little less pain – and potentially more profit for you!
Real estate can be a sound investment, and there are a lot of resources out there to help you determine if it’s a good move for you, and how to help ensure it pays off in the long run. First off, talk to your accountant and/or financial advisor to find out if you’re in a position to invest in something as pricey and long-term as real estate.