Caitlin Butler, Author at LawNow Magazine

Tax and the Sharing Economy

Although there is no one definition of the “sharing economy,” we will view it as interactions in which individuals or less formal businesses share personal property or services with others for payment.  This concept is not new: people have always had the opportunity to engage in activities such as renting out a home while on […]

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Caitlin Butler
Caitlin L. Butler, CPA, CA is a designated accountant splitting her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. She is a member of the Video Tax News editorial board and is a co-writer and presenter of the Video Tax News National Personal Tax and Corporate Tax update courses.
 

When the Entrepreneur and Tax Man Meet

Starting a business can be exciting, but also incredibly nerve-wracking.  While tax considerations are often a low priority, some commonly overlooked issues can cause significant headaches. Below we discuss some key general considerations.  Specific advice from a tax professional is prudent. Business or Personal Venture? Disputing the CRA’s assessment is very difficult without proper records. […]

Authors:

Caitlin Butler
Caitlin L. Butler, CPA, CA is a designated accountant splitting her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. She is a member of the Video Tax News editorial board and is a co-writer and presenter of the Video Tax News National Personal Tax and Corporate Tax update courses.
 

Tips and Gratuities – Some Taxing Issues

A Simple Gift, Right? In 2012, Statistics Canada estimated the total underground economy in Canada to be $42.4 billion. What comprises this significant amount? It has been a very popular and strong focus in recent years to attribute this activity to high net worth individuals, business owners and offshore tax evasion. However, it is not […]

Authors:

Caitlin Butler
Caitlin L. Butler, CPA, CA is a designated accountant splitting her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. She is a member of the Video Tax News editorial board and is a co-writer and presenter of the Video Tax News National Personal Tax and Corporate Tax update courses.
 

Tax Issues for Older Adults

In our working years, determining our personal tax burden can be quite simple – earn income and pay personal tax at the graduated rates. In our senior years, the formula is less straightforward. Though seniors pay tax at the same graduated personal tax rates as the rest of the population, senior-specific benefits, programs, and credits […]

Authors:

Caitlin Butler
Caitlin L. Butler, CPA, CA is a designated accountant splitting her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. She is a member of the Video Tax News editorial board and is a co-writer and presenter of the Video Tax News National Personal Tax and Corporate Tax update courses.
 

Joseph R. Devaney
Joseph R. Devaney
Joseph R. Devaney CA is a member of the editorial board of Video Tax News in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Independent Contractor or Employee

With business culture evolving, we see increasingly varied means to manage one of the most expensive and critical components of a business – human capital.  Whether a business is motivated to reduce labour costs, streamline available skills, or minimize staff during slower periods, At first blush, it may appear easy to determine whether individuals are employees […]

Authors:

Caitlin Butler
Caitlin L. Butler, CPA, CA is a designated accountant splitting her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. She is a member of the Video Tax News editorial board and is a co-writer and presenter of the Video Tax News National Personal Tax and Corporate Tax update courses.
 


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