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Your Retirement Reality Check? Be part of our solution!

Written By on April 24, 2013

The business coaches and self help gurus say that in order to be motivated to work towards a goal it has to be defined and measurable. One of our goals at Barber & Haime, Chartered Accountants is to develop programs or apps to help you measure your financial or business goals.

Life after April 30th?

Written By on April 5, 2013

Tax time is in full swing at Barber & Haime. The whole team is pulling together to ensure timely accurate tax preparation and at the same time enjoy some fun. Thinking about life after April 30th we are brainstorming ideas on how to provide future benefits to our clients in new ways.

Provincial Budget Day Tuesday

Written By on February 18, 2013

Tomorrow, Tuesday Feb 19th the BC Liberal’s will table their last budget before the election. While it is expected that Finance Minister Mike De Jong will table a balanced budget it is generally recognized that this budget is part of the upcoming election campaign more than a “business as usual” budget.

Update 2013 Employee Payroll Information

Written By on January 4, 2013

With the New Year comes new limits for employee tax exemptions. If you are doing your own payroll, whether manually or computerized, ensure that you change the basic employee exemption amounts for the proper calculation of both Federal and Provincial tax deductions.

Transition Back to PST from HST Apr 1 2013

Written By on January 2, 2013

It will be back to the Provincial Sales Tax + GST system starting April 1, 2013. Ensure your point of sale systems, invoicing systems and bookkeeping systems are ready to go in advance to prevent the stress of issues on the changeover.

RRSP Deadline Mar 1, 2013

Written By on December 31, 2012

In order to deduct Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contributions against 2012 income the contributions must be made by March 1, 2013. The amount that you are eligible to contribute is based on prior year income amounts. Look on your Notice of Assessment from the 2011 Income taxes for the maximum amount that CRA will […]

Happy New Year 2013!

Written By on December 31, 2012

All of us at Barber & Haime, Chartered Accountants want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! We hope that 2013 brings you happiness and good health. Sincerely, The Team at Barber & Haime, C.A.’s webhosting info

My pay cheque is lower than expected?

Written By on December 31, 2012

If you made more than $45,900 in 2012 you might notice a change in your net pay in the beginning of 2013. This is because of the deductions for Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance. If you made more than $45,900 in 2012 you would have reached the maximum amount for EI contributions and if […]

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