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Probate is the court process to approve the validity of a deceased person’s Will, and to appoint an executor for their estate who can then transfer assets to the beneficiaries. Probating a Will may not be required in all scenarios, such as when the first partner of a married couple dies or when there is......

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Tax practitioners help their employers and clients to understand and meet their tax compliance obligations, and to know what tax planning opportunities may be available to them. These opportunities can range from illegal tax evasion schemes to those that are merely taking advantage of tax incentives in the manner that the government intended. In between......

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Our COVID-19 operating procedures will stay in place for the foreseeable future and we continue to enhance them in order to keep everyone safe and to support our employees in this new reality.  In fact, maintaining robust health and safety measures is now more crucial than ever as restrictions are eased and as Canadians venture......

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When we think about fraud committed against individuals, many of us immediately think of identity theft. Identity theft is the taking of a victim’s private information (such as their social insurance number or birthdate) to use for financial gain. Examples of identity theft include applying for and using a credit card with the stolen information.......

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We’ve all received email ads for websites that can help us find our credit score, with monthly updates, for free. It’s little wonder that many Canadians are now fixated on that three-digit number. Surely a good credit score means that you are on the right path to financial security, right? Unfortunately, no! A high credit......

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Cyber attacks come in a variety of forms and with a variety of intensions. Whether for money or pure disruption, organizations are at risk of both the intrusion and the potential breach of regulatory obligations. Identifying cyber risks While there are many different types of cyber threats, the following are the most common five encountered:......

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The BC government is now accepting applications for the one-time, tax-free, BC Emergency Benefit for Workers payment of $1,000.    For more information and to apply for the benefit, please visit the BC government website....

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On April 24, 2020, the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses was announced by the federal government.  CECRA will lower rent by 75% for small businesses affected by COVID-19 for the months of April, May, and June 2020.    The program will be administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).  Further......

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[April 15, 2020] On March 27, 2020, the government announced a 75% wage subsidy program for eligible employers for up to 12 weeks retroactive to March 15, 2020.  This program was enacted into law on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Unlike the 10% wage subsidy, the 75% wage subsidy is not limited to smaller businesses.  However,......

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The summary of resources created by Small Business BC for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic provides a comprehensive summary to small businesses and individuals in BC.  Please click on “COVID-19 Support Directory for Small Business”, to download 11 pages (to date) of information available in a well laid out format with links to the......

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