Do I have to Charge Hotel Tax on my AirBnB (in BC and Alberta)?

By | September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Many business owners are investing in real estate and with AirBnB the ability to make a return on providing short-term rental accommodation is easier than it ever was before. The questions I get is do I have to charge hotel tax on my AirBnB rental? The answer is different depending on where you are. In this article we will specifically address BC and Alberta. British Columbia What was previously called "Hotel Tax" is now administered by the Ministry of Finance under PST. The rate of PST for accommodations is 8%.  Owner's of short term rental units (including AirBnB's) are only required [...]

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The Entrepreneur – The Grunt and the Glory

By | September 13th, 2017|Business|

I had the honour this week of finding out I was nominated for a Professional Service Award by the local Chamber. This was incredible humbling as I know the nomination came from clients happy with my service. At only a year in, I felt that was a great milestone achievement to be recognized with so many other great businesses and business people. Just before hearing this, I was listening to a business podcast about how many people see the glory of Entrepreneurs but few see the work that goes into it. I thought about this comment a lot and when I [...]

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My Top 4 Business Podcasts (This Week)

By | September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I am a podcast junkie. I love learning via tuning into an audio podcast. I have always had a thirst for learning and love podcasts because they can fit into my everyday life (drives, runs or when working on something that can stand background noise). If you have not become a podcaster yet, I recommend you try it. I find them informative, entertaining and motivational and learn something new from each one. You are not going to learn much from Ed Sheeran on your local pop rock station! These are the five most on my radar this week. Oh and if [...]

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