Chamber hosts CRA seminar for small businesses

The March 21 Small Business Information Seminar is hosted by the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce. 

If you are a small business owner and the thought of the looming April 1 deadline to transition from HST back to PST and GST is making you say ‘OMG!,’ then consider attending the March 21 Small Business Information Seminar hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

“We are delighted to have a representative from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) travel to our community to give a presentation and address people’s questions and concerns,” says Comox Valley Chamber president and CEO, Dianne Hawkins. “The two-hour seminar is designed for people who are considering starting a small business or who are fairly new, as it covers a lot of basic information. That being said, the CRA tells us that previous seminars in other communities have been attended by many experienced entrepreneurs and even professional accountants who have all indicated they received useful information as a result of attending.”

In addition to information about the transition from HST to GST, the seminar will cover how GST works, who needs to register and collect the tax, obligations and entitlements, where to get information or help, electronic services for business and much more.

The CRA representative will also address income tax matters for sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations and payroll concerns such as maintaining proper payroll records and calculating deductions for Canada Pension Plan contributions, Employment Insurance premiums and income tax.

The seminar runs from 3-5 p.m. at the Chamber board room. The location will be moved to a larger space if registration exceeds room capacity. If there are small business owners who are unable to attend but would like information, the CRA is willing to arrange individual visits to local businesses. Call the Chamber with your contact information.

Pre-registration is required, available online. The event is free for Chamber members and $15 per person for prospective members.

Visit www.comoxvalleychamer.com/news-events or call 250-334-3234.

Just Posted

Comox Valley firefighters assist with wildfire effort

Four Courtenay firefighters are in Fort St. James helping with the fight… Continue reading

Woman rescued from Stotan Falls calling for safety measures

3L Developments did not comment on immediate plans to add safety precautions

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

More than 22,000 blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to help meet patients’ needs this… Continue reading

Kiyoshi Kosky running for Courtenay City Council

I am Kiyoshi Kosky and am running in the upcoming Courtenay Municipal… Continue reading

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn reports Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit

Italy says death toll will mount in Genoa bridge collapse

Authorities worried about the stability of remaining large sections of a partially collapsed bridge evacuated about 630 people from nearby apartments.

Former CIA Director: Trump worked with Russians and now he’s desperate

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, John Brennan cites press reports and Trump’s own goading of Russia during the campaign to find Democrat Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Since the crisis exploded in Boston in 2002, dioceses around the country have dealt with similar revelations of widespread sexual abuse.

Baloney Meter: is flow of asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border a ‘crisis’?

“I think any time you have a government that allows 30,000 people over the course of a short period of time to come into Canada illegally, the impact that that has, that is a crisis,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

B.C. RCMP say Kinder Morgan protest camp to be dismantled today

RCMP say they will enforce a court injunction today and remove Trans Mountain pipeline protesters who have been camped outside a Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby.

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Most Read