Does my accountant need to be designated or certified?
In one word: Yes. Having a designated or certified accountant is very important, especially if you are a small business owner. You will most likely end up saving money in the end if you pay a little more for a designated or certified accountant. With their training and experience, they will surely find any possible errors that might otherwise cost you in overpaid taxes, penalties, and high-interest rates!
If my accountant has a designation, should I automatically trust them?
No. Make sure you know what designation your accountant has and if they are the right one for you! Having an accountant with a designation that is not specific to your needs could end up costing you more money in the end. Our accountants are always certified with appropriate designations.
When filing corporate taxes, which documents do I need from my accountant?
You are going to need several income and expense documents. To save yourself time, the best thing you can do is set up an appointment with us and let us go over the documents you need. If you do not have them, we can help you find them through the revenue agency. Filing corporate taxes can be a long and difficult process—let us help!
When my sole-proprietor taxes are prepared, which documents do I need from my accountant?
This is a great question and one that we often get! There are several forms that you will need, such as ones that show income, business and home expenses, and car repairs. Our best advice is to get in touch with us as these forms have different titles depending on your location. We can give you a more detailed list of what you need and where to find it!