Government adds ‘insult to injury’ as musicians denied microSD levy

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) reminded everyone today they are upset about the government's decision to exempt microSD cards from a levy for the right to copy music to the external storage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Tax man starts answering questions online

The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) has extended its My Business Account online service to allow business owners to ask questions and have them answered, federal ministers announced in Toronto yesterday.Minister of National Revenue

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Intuit Canada launches QuickBooks Online

Businesses scrambling to get their books in order ahead of the end-of-the month deadline for filing taxes now have one more option for help with the launch of QuickBooks Online.Intuit Canada has launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toasters hit with tariff to reflect bread’s value

By Brian Jackson Editor's note: This is a satirical take on today's news article (read it here) about a request by the Canadian Private Copying Collective to the Copyright Board of Canada to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

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After its so-called “iPod tax” was panned by the current Conservative government in their election campaign earlier this year, the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) has targeted microSD memory cards for a levy.Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Six legal landmines to avoid when hiring for startups

Startup companies, even those founded by seasoned entrepreneurs, are prone to making the same legal mistakes when hiring and compensating employees. These employment law missteps can subject young companies to potentially crippling consequences.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2011 Peter N. Townshend, George Colindres and Lauren T. Howard

Tax season scams and how to avoid them

You may not want to think about your taxes until the last moment, but online scammers are already plotting to separate you from your tax refund and your identity. Scams for the 2011

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

Intuit TurboTax Vs. H&R Block At Home

If you're doing your own taxes, think about this rule of thumb: The more complicated your tax return, the more you need software to help you prepare it. Both Intuit's TurboTax and H&R

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 21st, 2011 John Rizzo

6 smart tax deductions to save small firms big bucks

Broadband connection, cell phone contracts and software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscriptions are just some of the items Canadian home-based business operators can claim deductions on when they file their income taxes.There are dozens of write

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Tech and tax tips to prepare for the HST transition

Preparation is key to reaping rewards and avoiding pitfalls as the implementation of the harmonized sales tax (HST) in Ontario and British Columbia looms, according to a veteran tax expert."Worries are not non-extistent,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 16th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPod tax would ‘include exemptions’ for disabled, business groups

An iPod levy in Canada, if imposed, would have exemptions for the impaired and others who don’t copy music to recordable media, says a director the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). See the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

PEI, and the livin’ is easy … especially for local game developers

Prince Edward Island's GamePlan -- an economic development strategy targeted at the island's gaming industry -- is helping local game developers score big in the little island. Launched by the PEI government, GamePlan

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 15th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

CashView eases payment and invoice flow

Though small-business accounting apps like Intuit's extremely popular QuickBooks program automate your business bookkeeping, they don't eliminate the paper shuffling. You still need to route bills manually to authorized employees for payment approval,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2007 Richard Morochove