Caitlin Butler, Author at LawNow Magazine

About Caitlin Butler

Caitlin 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.

Volunteering and Income Tax

Whether we volunteer to coach our child’s soccer team, deliver groceries to those who cannot do it themselves or provide pro bono services in our professional capacity, many Canadians (12.7 million in 2013 according to Statistics Canada) gratuitously give their time to others. With over 1.96 billion hours (the equivalent of 1 million full-time jobs) […]

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Caitlin Butler
Caitlin 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.
 

Seniors – Health, Homes, and Help from the Taxman

As individuals age and medical conditions become more prevalent and significant, the need for assistance in daily activities increases. As a result, many consider moving to nursing homes, retirement homes, or smaller apartments or condos. Alternatively, some may choose to remain in their home but engage others for assistance or make structural modifications to improve […]

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

Caitlin Butler
Caitlin 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 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 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. […]

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Caitlin Butler
Caitlin 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 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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