Wednesday April 23, 2014
So if your income tax or your GST/HST returns aren't filed, it's time to make them the top priority.
(Yes, it's true that as a self-employed individual you have until June 15th to get your income tax filed but you still have to pay whatever income tax you owe by April 30th.)
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is doing what it can to help late filers get their taxes in on time. Tax centres and tax services offices will offer drop-off service for income tax returns and payments until midnight on April 30th. And you can also NETFILE or TELEFILE both your income tax and GST/HST returns.
(Note that if you want to use NETFILE to file your Canadian income tax you must have prepared your income tax with one of the commercial tax preparation software packages or Web applications certified for NETFILE.)
Have last minute income tax questions? Use the Canadian Income Tax FAQs to find answers or visit this site's collection of articles and resources on Income Tax Canada.
Read More About Canadian Income Tax
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Tuesday April 22, 2014
As someone thinking of starting a small business, starting a green business has two advantages over starting any other kind of business.
First, interest in being green and patronizing green businesses is growing so you will be starting a business targeting a growing market.
Second, starting a green business can be particularly satisfying as you get to make your own contribution to making the world a better place.
Here are what I think are the best green business ideas.
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Monday April 21, 2014
Sunday April 20, 2014
It's Earth Day April 22nd!
Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson and Harvard University student Dennis Hayes celebrated the first Earth Day in 1970 and now more than 6 million Canadians join 500 million people in over 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues, according to Earth Day Canada.
This year, Earth Day Canada is running a Act For the Planet campaign that offers daily challenges to make the world a greener place.
And on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27st, the Toronto Zoo is hosting All Things Local for Earth Day , a great one to attend if you're in the area.
Your business can get in on the action too.
10 Easy Ways Your Business Can Go Green offers a list of simple but meaningful things you can do at your place of business all year long to make a difference.
One that my article doesn't mention but that's extremely popular is planting trees.
Besides being environmentally friendly, there's nothing like a beautiful tree for dressing up a property. Learn the right way to plant a tree with this article from About.com's Landscaping Guide David Beaulieu.
More Resources to Green Your Business and Your Life
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