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Barrett Tax Law by Dale Barrett

  • AON Inc. – Current vs. Capital Expenditures April 24, 2018
    On September 6, 2017, the Tax Court released its decision of AON Inc. v. Canada 2015-1043 (IT) G ruling on the issue of classification of expenditures (current vs. capital). The Honourable Justice Gaston Jorre confirmed the established legal test used to determine the nature of the expenditures. In summary, Justice Jorre confirmed “enduring benefit” (most [… […]
  • Late Filing Penalties for RRSP Over-Contribution Canceled by Tax Court April 24, 2018
    On August 31, 2017, the Tax Court of Canada released a judgment Chiang v. The Queen (2016-2715(IT)I where Sommerfeldt J. canceled late filing penalties under section 204.3 and section 162(1) of the ITA. In brief, the appellant, Mr. Chaing, over-contributed to his RRSPs during the period from 2004 through 2013 taxation years. The minister assessed […] The pos […]
  • Cryptocurrency Profits in Canada: Capital Gains vs. Business Income March 12, 2018
    March 12, 2018 By Dale Barrett Managing Partner Barrett Tax Law 1-866-278-8424 416-907-8429 Cryptocurrency Profits in Canada:  Capital Gains vs. Business Income I am asked all the time whether somebody has to pay capital gains tax on their cryptocurrency gains or whether they have to pay business tax.  The answer invariably, is “it depends.” It […] The post […]

Small Business Hell by Jack Borden

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Estate Law Canada by Lynne Butler

  • Here are some useful kits and guides for DIY executors and planners May 25, 2018
    Because I've been blogging here for a few years now, I tend to hear many of your questions several times. Your situations are all individual and unique, but the issues and concerns are common to everyone. I usually try to answer all questions as they come in but I do get pretty far behind sometimes! I thought it would be useful to direct you readers to […]
  • You're a beneficiary. Do you need your own lawyer? May 23, 2018
    One of the most misleading phrases heard in relation to estate administration is the term "lawyer for the estate". Why is it so misleading? Because beneficiaries, who logically assume that as heirs of the estate they are represented by the estate lawyer, are completely incorrect in that assumption. I regularly receive calls and emails from benefici […]
  • Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment May 18, 2018
    Here is a twist on the usual stories we hear about people being disinherited. Usually the story is that a parent left a child out of the will. In this case from Kentucky, a father has been disinherited for abandoning his son. A young man named Brandon died in a car accident when he was 24 years old and did not leave a will. His parents, being his next of kin […]

Crook Publishing by Marion Crook

  • Bouchercon 2017 Toronto October 16, 2017
     Allison Bruce from Crimewriters of Canada and me at the mystery writers and readers conference in Toronto. Wonderful events, speakers, panelists and celebrated authors such as Louise Penny, Rhys Bowen, Ann Cleeves and hundred of others. There were also many authors who are not well...
  • Back from the Summer September 14, 2017
    Hello all, I never expected to be away from my blog for so long but summer happened–and children and grandchildren and deadlines. I’m back. I hope with more intention to be a regular blogger, but probably just fit it in around the writing. I wrote...
  • southern Writers June 29, 2017
    Nice to be in good company in the Southern Writers magazine. Interesting magazine. Nice to write for as well.    

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Estill & Long Attorneys & Counselers At Law

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Baking Fix by Mimi Shotland Fix

  • Making Fun Products April 17, 2017
    Bake Magazine shows us a fun idea for new bakery offerings – incorporate colorful and familiar breakfast cereals to create your own unique products. “Cereal adds a crunch to something sweet, and cereal flavors can be paired with dessert flavors to find scrumptious combinations. Additionally, they look visually appealing as many breakfast cereals have unique […]
  • Home Kitchens Meet the Bun Pan Rack March 21, 2017
    Does your business baking turn your kitchen into a hunt for space? Do you dread the holiday production nightmare? I often receive questions from home bakers asking for help with this problem, especially when I show photos from my baking classes with this wonderful piece of equipment: If you have a home-based food business you […]
  • Chocolate Walnut Strudel February 2, 2017
    Chocolate Walnut Strudel is a nice, fast strudel, especially for times of the year when there’s no local/seasonal fruits. And everyone loves chocolate, no matter what the time of year. Use your favorite pie dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar/cocoa. Top with chopped walnuts (toasted nuts makes a better product) and chocolate chunks. Roll up, place seam […]

Tanya Lee Howe

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Managing your Medicare by George Jacobs

  • The Part D Low Income Subsidy (“Extra Help”) in 2015 October 13, 2014
     Requirements to Become Eligible for Extra HelpThis reviews the two main requirements for the Part D low income subsidy (LIS), that is, “Extra Help,” and also indicates what the basic structure of the Part D benefit looks like for those who qualify for it during 2015.  The two main requirements are, of course, low income and few resources.At this point in ti […]
  • PART D FOR 2015 October 9, 2014
    Get Ready Now for Medicare Open Enrollment - Part D Changes for 2015It’s less than two weeks to Medicare Open Enrollment, so it’s time for you to get familiar with what will change in 2015 and what you need to do now to prepare for it. Of extreme importance is that the Annual Election Period (the open enrollment period) will begin on Wednesday, October 15 an […]
  • Changes in Medicare Deductibles, Premiums, etc. for 2014 - Parts B, A, C, D November 9, 2013
    Part BMost of the Medicare annual change amounts have been released for 2014, and the good news is that the Part B premium and deductible will not change.  That is, the Part B monthly premium will stay at $140.90, and the annual deductible at $147.  This is particularly nice for beneficiaries as your Social Security cost-of-living increase will only be 1.5%, […]

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The Caregiver Network: Blog by Rick Lauber

  • Wouldn’t Caregiving be Easier with an Extra Set of Hands? April 27, 2017
    Caregivers can hear plenty of advice about the many benefits of taking respite from their work with an aging loved one; however, they don’t always follow those recommendations. These aren’t just empty words … breaking away to do something just for you does offer you rewards and isn’t as difficult as you might imagine. One […] The post Wouldn’t Caregiving be […]
  • Question Your Own Care April 3, 2017
    Caregivers field questions from others on a regular basis. Well-meaning friends and/or colleagues can often ask “How’s your Mom / Dad doing?” “How are you doing?” might be a better question to ask. Caregiving involves more than just one person and the job can – and does – take its toll on those who help […] The post Question Your Own Care appeared first on H […]
  • Respite Helps Caregivers Through Holiday Hell February 15, 2017
    Love is in the air … leprechauns will be leaping … and a rabbit will soon be delivering chocolate eggs. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter are the first holidays of each new year. Normally very joyous days, these holidays can make life even more difficult for family caregivers. Holidays (along with possible birthdays […] The post Respite Helps Ca […]

Rick Lauber’s personal website can be found here.

Baker Street Agency by Katherine Matak

  • Tomato Soup and Tricks of the Trade April 13, 2017
    Last summer I ran out of time to make all my tomato sauces so instead I chose to freeze the extra 40lbs. of tomatoes.  That was probably one of the best moments of the year.  These tomatos have ended up becoming some of the easiest and best soups I have ever made.  Remember I am […]
  • SURVEILLANCE AND PIZZAS! February 21, 2017
    Maintaining a blog is another job on the toolkit requirements  for small business!  Although it has been on my to-do-list now for eleven months I found myself having difficulty deciding what to write about.  After all this is an investigative blog that provides you with some great recipes.  Additionally you are supposed to laugh about the […]
  • Sleuthing at the Stove -Plums and Social Media April 28, 2016
    There is no doubt that everyone in their working life will make a mistake – might be small or might be large.  In business clients can become upset over many things.  Sometimes they are upset because they owe money and they have decided to not pay it.  I remember learning about the gratitude scale at […]

Advice by Darcy Matheson

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Learning to Commit by Avrum Nadigel
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Script Gods Must Die

ThinkMOVE by Tim Sitt

Steve Slaunwhite

  • 6 “Prep” Questions That Will Help You Write Better Marketing Copy, Faster February 7, 2018
     Quick question: Would you attempt a cookbook recipe without first getting all the ingredients together? (Actually, I would. Which is why my wife doesn’t let me near the kitchen!) When writing marketing copy, getting the “ingredients” together is just as important. You need to have a general idea of what you’re going the say […] The post 6 “Prep” Questions […]
  • How to Begin Your Sales Copy With a Story January 31, 2018
     When I’m running copywriting workshops, two of the most popular questions I get is: “How do I begin my sales copy? How do I kick it off in a way that’s compelling and holds the prospect’s attention?” “I’ve heard storytelling can boost my response and conversion rates. How do I use stories in my […] The post How to Begin Your Sales Copy With a Story appeare […]
  • How to Plan an Email Follow-up Campaign January 24, 2018
    Okay. You’re sitting down to write a series of follow-up emails to those who’ve attended a webinar or downloaded a white paper. You know those emails are key to driving more conversions, so they’ve got to be good. What are you going to say in each of those messages? Obviously, each email can’t be essentially […] The post How to Plan an Email Follow-up Campai […]

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