CRA shuts down netfile service over Heartbleed concerns

With just over two weeks to go before the April 30 tax deadline, the Canada Revenue Agency has shut down parts of its website over security concerns around the newly-discovered Heartbleed vulnerability. A

Published on: April 9th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Corporation 101 for tech pros: Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships

By Jonathan Mackenzie Tech entrepreneurs and IT Professionals generally have a great idea that they want to bring to the public. What stops many from being able to do this are the problems

Published on: October 21st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Federal government cracks down on ‘zapper’ sales suppression software

Canadian businesses that use, possess, or acquire electronic sales suppression (ESS) software or devices will now face penalties of up to $50,000 per infraction as the Conservative government announced new measures today in

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Crowdfunding fever spreads to Canadian city halls seeking relief from budget pressures

You could call the Statue of Liberty the first successfully crowdfunded municipal project. Not the construction of the actual copper icon by Paris-based Gaget, Gauthier and Cie Workshop in 1881, but the funding

Published on: August 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Acceo buys up fellow Quebec-based payment solutions firm

You could call it a "mariage de raison" - Montreal-based IT consulting firm ACCEO Solutions Inc. has acquired Laval-based payment solutions company Perceptech Inc., ACCEO announced yesterday. While financial details around the acquisition

Published on: August 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tax man improves online access for SMBs

They say there are two sure things in life - death and taxes. Canadian small to mid-sized businesses can now do one of those things more easily online thanks to some changes at

Published on: July 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Now you can pay your taxes with your credit card

An online payment processor based in Boston and with offices in Toronto has received approval from the Canada Revenue Agency to let Canadians pay their taxes by credit card – adding to the

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Ontario tax credits, talent pool used to lure video game firms

Why would a parent hand a $600 piece of breakable technology they depend on every day over to their two-year-old? It’s a good question, and one that inspired Jason Krogh, CEO of Zinc

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

High-tech tax tips for small business

Tax time can mean big headaches for smaller businesses. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips to help your SMB squeeze the most benefit from technology-related expenses, write-offs and tax credits.

Published on: March 15th, 2013 Christine Wong

Tax season a perfect time for data security check-up

 As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency)  about scams and phishing attacks

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Tax credits not the answer to innovation blast-off

Could our country really be just one tax break for investors away from unlocking its innovation potential? That’s what Liberal leadership candidate Marc Garneau suggested at StartupGrind Toronto on Tuesday night.  The MP and

Published on: February 21st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Minority of Canadian SMBs use accounting software, Intuit says

Fewer than half of Canadian small businesses use financial management software, according to a recent survey done for a software company that sells accounting solutions.Forty-three per cent per cent of the 960 SMB

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Canadians love to talk tax on Twitter

As the old saying goes: "Nothing is certain except death and taxes."Taxes, at least, appears to be the trending topic in Canada, according to a recent report by social intelligence company Meltwater Group.The

Published on: May 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Top 5 priorities and challenges for Canadian SMBs in 2012

Forget about fears of a global recession, the European debt crisis, or a stronger Canadian dollar.The majority of Canadian small businesses are optimistic about their prospects in the New Year and in fact

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano