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The ATAP Blog is designed to bring you the latest news and educational opportunities in the accounting and finance industries, and a little bit of humour.

It is also an opportunity for you to share your knowledge with members and potential members as well as clients and potential clients as each new entry is promoted on our social media sites.

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It's tax season again and we are here to help you. Find answers to frequently asked tax questions.

2021 Personal Income Tax Checklist

Mar 8th, 2022

To make sure you get every tax credit and deduction that you are entitled to, an ATAP member at MMS Accounting & Bookkeeping put together a handy checklist to help you prepare all documents and information you need to prepare your tax return.

When to withdraw your RRSP

Feb 25th, 2022

At this time of year, we normally focus on contributing to your RRSP to get tax savings but it's also important to know the best timing for you to withdraw it.

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The latest news and educational opportunities in the accounting and finance industries from ATAP.

Introducing the ATAP Blog

Nov 24th, 2021

News, Events, FAQs and humour, brought to you by ATAP members.

Ontario's Fall Fiscal Update

Nov 23rd, 2021

When is a Budget not a Budget? When it's an Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, which is what we got earlier this month. For something with a name that long, there wasn't too much contained in the document itself. Here are a few income tax highlights.

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Posts about accounting and tax issues that may be of interest to current and potential members and clients. Written by our members and colleagues.

Salary vs. Dividends

Dec 15th, 2021

It's the eternal question for owner-managers: should I pay myself via a salary or a dividend?

Update Payroll Calculations

Dec 14th, 2021

When you switch out your calendar on January 1st, be sure to update your payroll calculations as well.


 

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A collection of frequently asked questions about tax and accounting issues, and their answers.

Medical Marijuana

Dec 13th, 2021

Q:  My mother was prescribed medical marijuana by her doctor.  Can she claim the cost of it on her tax return?

What is a Superficial Loss?

Dec 6th, 2021

When buying and selling stock results in a superficial loss

Accountants aren't the only professionals who use terms or phrases that are difficult for others to understand. This series of posts ponders the meaning of commonly-used accounting jargon.

Arm's Length

Jan 7th, 2022

What does the length of an arm have to do with your business if you're not a tailor?

PPE

Dec 17th, 2021

Why is everyone suddenly so preoccupied by property, plant, and equipment?

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