Finance and Business

Published on Fri, 04/13/2012 by Natural Health Practitioners of Canada

Focus on Wellness and Fitness

Focus on Wellness and Fitness

The Holistic Health & Fitness Tax Credit

As part of the PC Party election platform Premier Alison Redford has promised a Children's Physical Activity Tax Credit and Seniors' Activity Tax Credit. The tax credits will coax the young and old to participate in physical activity programs to enhance their health and wellness and reduce the burden of illness on Alberta's health care system. I suspect that most would think this is a great idea. But are these proposed tax benefits enough?

Published on Thu, 03/15/2012 by UFile

Taxes don't have to be a pain

Taxes don't have to be a pain

Tax season is something few of us look forward to. The time and "math" are not ideal -- but something we all look forward to is the refund.

One way to ease the pain of tax season and start focusing on planning for what to do with your refund is by filing taxes online, using a quality tax software program and NETFILE. Math skills are not required, the cost is minimal and many Canadians are even eligible to file for free.

Here are 3 tax tips to make your life as easy and rich as possible:

Published on Thu, 03/15/2012 by UFile

Tax Tips for Seniors

Tax Tips for Seniors

Tax season is upon us once again.

For the many Canadians who may not have considered or have been uneasy about using technology to file their taxes, tax software companies offer an easy way to ensure that income taxes are filed quickly and accurately.

Living on a fixed income can be difficult at times, so it is important to remember to file your tax return, as there may be benefits that you are entitled to.
Luckily there are a number of ways that seniors can maximize their refund in 2012, if they know where to look.

Published on Thu, 03/15/2012 by UFile

First-time tax filer? Here are tips to make filing easy!

First-time tax filer? Here are tips to make filing easy!

Nervous about filing your income tax return this year? Imagine how scary it is if it is your first time filing.

Completing your tax forms by hand can be complicated, particularly with changes to the tax regulations each year. If you are unfamiliar with all the available tax credits and how the forms should be completed, you could possibly miss out on a bigger refund. Thankfully, many tax software programs are available to help ease you into the tax filing process. Before you start, remember these quick and easy steps to ensure an accurate and easy return.

Published on Tue, 03/13/2012 by Competition Bureau

Competition Bureau Offers Tips to Businesses during Fraud Prevention Month

Competition Bureau Offers Tips to Businesses during Fraud Prevention Month

Ottawa, March 13, 2012 -- Scams targeting businesses and not-for-profit organizations often succeed because victims think they are dealing with a reputable business.

Published on Thu, 03/08/2012 by RBC Insurance

Sustainable business practices improve farm productivity

Sustainable business practices improve farm productivity

Canadian farmers have an established track record as leaders in sustainable farm management and are always looking for new ways to improve their farming practices, while minimizing their impact on the environment. With the latest innovations in new technologies, farmers are now able to do far more with much less.

Published on Wed, 03/07/2012 by Competition Bureau

Competition Bureau's Tips to Protect against Fraud

Competition Bureau's Tips to Protect against Fraud

OTTAWA, March 07, 2012 -- Scams come in many forms and knowing how to recognize them will help build consumer confidence in the marketplace.

With Fraud Prevention Month underway, the Competition Bureau would like to remind consumers of some simple tips to detect scams over the Internet, by phone, by mail or in person:

Published on Thu, 02/02/2012 by Travel Save Pro

Travel Save Pro Responds To Small Business Cry For Optimal Operational Efficiency

Travel Save Pro Responds To Small Business Cry For Optimal Operational Efficiency

Canadian Professional Sales Association Extends Its Popular Member Travel Benefits To All Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises as Economy Rebounds.

Published on Mon, 01/30/2012 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Farm safety plans bring business success

Farm safety plans bring business success

January 30, 2012 -- Ottawa, Ontario -- Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) Farm Safety Report Card showed that 85 per cent of Canadian producers understand the importance of maintaining farm safety -- to prevent financial loss due to incidents, protect their family members and to keep employees safe. Despite their good intentions, only one in ten producers has a written farm safety plan. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) offers guidance in developing safety plans for their farms through the Plan * Farm * Safety campaign.

Published on Mon, 12/19/2011 by Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Investment: a New Year’s Resolution

Investment: a New Year’s Resolution

By Michael Bourque

In a speech to the Canadian Club last week, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney called on businesses to invest in Canada now – an action he sees as the most likely to prevent our country from slipping into another recession.

Interestingly, attracting new investment is the primary focus of Canadian manufacturers and exporters right now, and we believe that businesses and governments must work together in order to achieve this end.

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