Quick Tips: Starting Up and Starting Strong

By | March 28th, 2019|Accounting|

Start lean. Spend smart and be flexible. If you don’t spend much at the start you won’t have to make a bundle to get out of the red. This makes it much easier to start a successful business. Start with Xero Accounting Software. Okay, we are biased here as Xero experts.  But with discounts for new sign ups and reasonable monthly fees, there is no excuse for tracking your finances on a spreadsheet. Let Xero do the heavy lifting!  You can take pictures of receipts on the go and match them to your credit card transactions. You can also invoice and [...]

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Do I charge GST / HST on my remote services?

By | March 8th, 2019|Accounting|

We work with a lot of consultants and the question often comes up “Do I need to charge GST / HST on my consulting services that I perform for clients in another country (usually the USA)?” The simple answer is no! In Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency deems the place of supply for services to be the location that your client is based even if you perform the work remotely (in Canada). However, there are some exemptions and it does depend on the type of service you are providing. On the Canada Revenue Agency website, they clearly indicate that most goods and services [...]

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