Avisar News

In February 2018, BC’s NDP government proposed the Employer Health Tax (“EHT”) as part of their provincial budget. The introduction of the EHT will be supplemented by the elimination of the Medical Service Plan Premiums (MSPP). Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums are levied on individuals, whereas the new B.C. Employer Health Tax (EHT) will be......

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Every owner-manager has experienced new employees enthusiastically jumping head-first into the task at hand — only to see that enthusiasm for their job morph into complacency over time. Complacency on the job not only lessens the performance of an individual employee; it can also lead to accidents or legal issues if workers become used to......

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Avisar’s people are always looking for ways to improve the firm.  Case in point, our managing partner, Bernie Zacharias, came across an article on LinkedIn recently that he felt resonated with Avisar’s culture; Clear Expectations Help People Meet Your Standards.  Avisar’s partners have incredibly high standards and they constantly challenge their team to get a......

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One of the most common questions we hear from our clients is “how do I make my tax payment”? Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) offers a number of options for making payments, allowing you to choose the payment method that best suits your immediate needs.  In the past, the only options available to taxpayers (individuals or......

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Owner-managers have adapted quickly to transferring funds electronically, paying invoices online and scanning and sending data to and fro. When it comes to product delivery, contracts or agreements, many are still relying on hardcopy signatures or faxed copies of paperwork to finalize the deal or witness product or service transactions. This process can be time-consuming,......

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Avisar has partnered with the Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) as a silver sponsor of the Vancouver conference since 2011. Once again, we are excited to partner with ELO this year as they equip, connect and celebrate Christian entrepreneurs and marketplace leaders at their upcoming event on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. At Avisar, we are passionate......

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If you own a TFSA, you undoubtedly started it because it allows you to invest and earn dividend or interest income and make a capital gain without paying tax. Unfortunately, similar to any investment vehicle, complications may arise after your death unless you address the tax consequences in advance. Consider the following circumstances that can......

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Henri Fayol, a French mining engineer, published one of the first principles of management guidelines in 1914. One of the more memorable of these was this: “Control of an undertaking consists of seeing that everything is being carried out in accordance with the plan which has been adopted, the orders which have been given, and......

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Avisar is pleased to announce the promotion of Tanya Lind to Client Relations Manager. Tanya has been with Avisar for nearly eleven years and has been a key part of our success. She has always shown initiative in the performance of her duties in order to ensure that Avisar delivers quality client service while introducing......

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We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Ranka Ignjatic to the position of Junior Accountant/Bookkeeper in our Public Company Group.  Ranka is an experienced bookkeeping professional and recent honours graduate from the Accounting and Payroll Program at Vancouver Career College.  She has worked part-time as a Bookkeeper/Office Assistant for her husband’s painting company......

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