Thursday, June 11, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
1. Scan your tax slips and relevant documents
2. Email them to us at email@example.com
3. We will send your tax return in PDF format or efile.
No paper, no transportation, and best of all, we are offering a 10% discount off our standard rate for your tax return services.
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-762-5396 for appointment.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
April 30, 2009 (Canada)
CRA 2008 personal income tax filing deadline.
April 15, 2009 (USA) *
IRS 2008 income tax return is due, unless you file for an extension until Oct. 15.
If you need help on your tax preparation, please email us at email@example.com or call 604-762-5396 for appointment.
Friday, May 30, 2008
With the filing season now complete for most Canadians, the CRA would like to remind self-employed individuals, and their spouses or common-law partners, that they have until midnight on Monday, June 16, 2008, to file their income tax returns. If they had an outstanding balance for 2007, it had to be paid on or before April 30, 2008, to avoid interest. A late-filing penalty on amounts owing will apply to returns received or postmarked after June 16, 2008.
2008 Tax Filing Season Statistics as of May 28, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
DOS attack by the tax payers :-)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Did you know...
That the Government of British Columbia has introduced the British Columbia Training Tax Credit to attract people to apprenticeship programs, and to encourage those already enrolled to complete their program. This tax credit is available to both apprentices who were residents of British Columbia at the end of the year and employers of apprentices enrolled in a Red Seal or other program recognized by the Industry Training Authority who carried on a business in British Columbia during the year.
As an apprentice, you may qualify for up to $9,000 in tax credits as you progress through your training, and additional funding is available to qualified apprentices under the Enhanced Tax Credit. To claim the training tax credit, complete Form T1014 and include it when filing your personal income tax return.
By employing an apprentice, you may qualify for up to $12,500 in tax credits as the apprentice progresses through training. Additional tax credits are available to employers through the Enhanced Tax Credit if the apprentice is eligible for the federal disability tax credit or is registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
Proprietors can claim the credit by completing Form T1014-1 and including it when filing their personal income tax return. Corporations claiming the credit must complete Schedule T2SCH428 and include it with their corporate income tax return.
If you need help on your tax return or have questions on BC training tax credit, please contact a tax professional. As always, staff from YY Consulting Tax Services would love to hear from you.
Monday, March 31, 2008
You've heard about it. Now find out how to get yours.
What is it? It's an economic stimulus payment that more than 130 million households will receive starting in May. It's not taxable, and it won't reduce your 2007 or 2008 refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2008 return.
Are you eligible? The vast majority of people who file a 2007 income tax return qualify, and many who don't regularly file a tax return may qualify as well. You're eligible if you have a valid Social Security Number (SSN), can't be claimed as a dependent on a tax return and have either an income tax liability or "qualifying income" of at least $3,000. Qualifying income includes any combination of earned income and certain benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs or Railroad Retirement. Additional information is below, and a full legal description is available in Revenue Procedure 2008-21.
Both people listed on a "married filing jointly" return must have valid SSNs to qualify for the payment — if only one has a valid SSN, neither can receive the payment.
Can you use an ITIN instead of an SSN? Taxpayers with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) instead of an SSN are not eligible to receive a stimulus payment. Both people listed on a "married filing jointly" return must have valid SSNs to qualify for the payment — if only one has a valid SSN, neither can receive the payment.
Not eligible at the current time? If your circumstances change and you become eligible after you file your 2007 federal tax return, you can always file an amended return using Form 1040X. File the form after April 14, 2008, and allow 8-12 weeks of processing time before making any inquiries about your payment. See a sample with instructions.
If you're not eligible this year but you become eligible next year, you can claim the economic stimulus payment next year on your 2008 tax return.
How do you get it? Just file a a federal tax return for 2007, even if you normally don't have to because your income usually doesn't meet the filing threshhold. You can't get it if you don't file.
How much will you get? The actual amount depends on the information contained on your tax return. Eligible individuals will receive between $300 and $600. Those who are eligible and file a joint return will receive a total of between $600 and $1,200. Those with children will get an additional $300 for each qualifying child. To qualify, a child must be eligible under the Child Tax Credit and have a valid Social Security number. We have various examples for you check out.
The payments phase out at certain income levels, so those with higher incomes may receive a reduced payment or even no payment.
Can you estimate your payment? The IRS has created an online calculator that will allow you to answer a few questions and get a quick estimate of your payment amount.
How will you receive the payment? Be sure to choose direct deposit when you file your tax return, even if you aren't due a regular tax refund on your tax return. That way, the stimulus payment will go right to your bank account. Otherwise, we'll mail you a check.
When will you get your payment? Starting May 2, payments will be electronically transmitted to direct deposit accounts. Paper checks will be mailed starting May 16. The payments are based on the last two-digits of the mail filer's Social Security number. The IRS has issued a schedule for payments as direct deposits or paper checks.
What if some or all of your income consists of Social Security, veterans' or other benefits? The economic stimulus law allows Social Security recipients and recipients of certain veterans' benefits and Railroad Retirement benefits to count those benefits towards the qualifying income requirement of $3,000. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) does not count as qualifying income for the stimulus payment. To get the payment, you have to file a 2007 tax return using either Form 1040 or the short Form 1040A. For more information, see:
- FS-2008-16, Stimulus Payments: Instructions for Low-Income Workers and Recipients of Social Security and Certain Veterans’ Benefits.
Tax Package 1040A-3 and Form 1040A
Those who normally don't have to file a tax return and can use the short form for the stimulus payment can check out tax package 1040A-3 to see information on, and an example of how to fill out, Form 1040A.
Learn More about the Economic Stimulus Payments
For more information, check out our:
Warning — Scam Artists Are Calling Taxpayers about the Stimulus Payments
If someone claiming to be from the IRS calls or e-mails you about the payments and asks you for a Social Security, bank account or credit card number, it's a scam. The scammers are trying to get your personal and financial information so they can empty your bank account, run up charges on your credit card and more. Find out more — see IR-2008-11, IRS Warns of New E-Mail and Telephone Scams Using the IRS Name; Advance Payment Scams Starting.