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Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Loan

Monday, December 14th, 2020

The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) is an interest-free loan, of up to $60,000, available to small businesses and not-for-profits, with repayment by December 31, 2022 resulting in loan forgiveness of 33% (up to $20,000).

Originally, this program provided financing of up to $40,000, with repayment on or before December 31, 2022 resulting in loan forgiveness of 25%. A further $20,000 of financing has been added to this program, with 50% of that being forgiven if repayment is on or before December 31, 2022.

-          Are you a small business (whether incorporated or not) or a not-for-profit organization?

-          Do you have an active CRA business number since at least March 1, 2020?

-          Do you have at least $40,000 in non-deferrable expenses OR have paid salaries in the 2019 calendar year of at least $20,000?

If you answered yes to all of these questions - you could be eligible for the CEBA loan. The application can be done through your financial institution.

If you have already applied for the original $40,000, you may now apply for the additional $20,000.

The deadline to apply has been extended to March 31, 2021.

If you have further questions about this loan, including eligibility, give us a call and we would be happy to assist you!

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Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment Program

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

The Government of Saskatchewan has renewed this program for the month of December!

This program, originally offered in the spring, is to provide support for small businesses that have closed or significantly curtailed operations due to the public health orders in place.

The payment is 15% of monthly sales revenue, to a maximum of $5,000, based on the greater of November 2019, December 2019, or February 2020 sales revenue. For seasonal businesses, the benchmark will be the average monthly sales revenue for full months that the business operated in 2019.

Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is January 31, 2021. The application can be done online at Saskatchewan.ca

If you have any further questions on this program. or require assistance when applying, feel free to give us a call!

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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

Friday, November 27th, 2020

CRA has opened applications for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS). CERS helps business owners affected by COVID-19 to cover rent and any other eligible rent expenses (ie: property taxes). For those who own the property, CERS can help cover part of the mortgage interest, property taxes, and property insurance costs. Don’t know if you qualify for this program? Give us a call today for more information on eligibility and how to apply!

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BUH Donation - Festival of Trees

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

We are proud to be sponsors again in the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees!! This year we are silver sponsors for their 25th anniversary, and they are holding the event virtually this year to adhere to all of the health guidelines and restrictions. Various businesses in the Battlefords are showcasing the beautifully decorated items that you can place bids on, and all of these items can be seen online through BUHfoundation.com. Bids can be made on any of the items by calling or texting 306-441-4381. This is the beautiful piece we sponsored this year, with the bid starting at $250. Call/text today to place your bids!!

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Government of Canada Interactive Tool for COVID Subsidies

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Good News!!

The Government of Canada has come out with an interactive tool to help business owners determine which pandemic assistance they could be eligible for!

Click https://innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/s/?language=en_CA and follow the steps prompted, which will bring you to a page that shows all the programs that you could be eligible for, along with detailed information on the programs that you have matched with.

Give us a call if you require further assistance on accessing these programs and follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/swansongrybacpa/!
 

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Tax Tips & Traps No. 129

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

TAX TICKLERS... some quick points to consider...

- The bamount of income an individual can earn without paying tax (basic personal amount) will begin increasing in 2020. In the first year, it will rise to $13,229 (from $12,609 in 2019), and will reach $15,000 in 2023. The benefit will being to be phased out when an individual has earnings of appoximatley $150,000.

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Business Matters Volume 34 Issue 1

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Cyber Security: Mitigating the Risks to Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks come in a variety of forms and with a variety of intentions. whether for money or pure disruption, organizations are at risk of both the intrusion and the potential breach of regulatory obligations.

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Congratulations Samantha!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Congratulations Samantha on successfully passing the CFE and earning her CPA designation! 

If you see her around, make sure you tell her congrats on this major accomplishment!

New Location - 1292 - 100th Street

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Its's official - we moved!

Our new office is located in the former Logan's Audio Video building at 1292 - 100th Street in North Battleford, just north of the main Post Office.  Our new location is easier to find, and offers a completely renovated building, with safer access and better parking.

There will be an open house in the new year - stay tuned for details in the coming weeks. We hope to see you soon in our new location!

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