Gwyneth James

Employment Standards Act – Part I

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA, Senior Partner As a society we have developed laws and rules which are generally designed to address fairness and safety. All of the rules involving paying your employees in Ontario can be found in the Employment Standards Act (ESA) which is managed and enforced by the Ministry of … Read more

Tax Advice & More

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Changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) & the Impact to the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP)

Written by: Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA, Senior Partner The federal government has proposed enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) that appear to have addressed the provincial government’s concerns about the retirement savings of Ontarians. If the CPP changes are ratified on July 15th, the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) will be scrapped. … Read more

Advantages & Disadvantages of Incorporation Continued

Written by Suzanne Cody, CPA, CGA, Senior Partner Running your own business takes time, effort, and requires informed decision making.  Incorporation  is one of those decisions that should never be made hastily.  You need to do your homework and weigh the pros and cons. One immediate advantage for a profitable small business is a potentially … Read more

June Newsletter

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HST Basics for the New Entrepreneur

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBP CPA, CGA, Senior Partner The most common questions I get from new entrepreneurs are about HST. A quick online search will provide most of the basic information and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has good resources in plain English, but here are a few pointers: You can register for HST as … Read more

Why Should I Incorporate?

Written by:  Suzanne Cody CPA, CGA, Senior Partner Let’s start by defining a corporation. By definition, a corporation is a separate legal entity formed by application to either the Federal, Provincial, or Territorial governments. In plain English, a corporation can be thought of as a separate person responsible for its own debts, obligations, and acts. … Read more

Gwyneth James Named Peterborough’s Businesswoman of the Year!

It is with extreme pride that we announce Gwyneth James has been named the 2016 Businesswoman of the year at the Peterborough Examiner’s 14th annual Women in Business awards ceremony last night.  A testament to her unwavering integrity as a business leader in our community. Click here for the full article and photos of the … Read more

May Newsletter

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Medical Expense Tax Credit

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA In our busy lives, it is easy to forget to set aside information that will be needed in the new year when our tax returns are due again. One example is receipts from a wide range of medical, dental, and related expenses such as health care services, travel … Read more

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