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Google Academy for Ads

From Google Academy for Ads, you can get training on everything from Google AdWords and Analytics to the principles of mobile site design and digital sales.

People make two mistakes with life insurance

People let fear drive their decision when purchasing life insurance.

People put off buying it — either because it doesn't seem urgent if their health is good or because it involves having a conversation most people would rather avoid.

Don’t let someone who hurt you in the past have power over your future

Maybe you were a victim and someone did horrible things to you, or you fell into an unfortunate set of circumstances through no fault of your own. It still doesn't serve you to sit around feeling bad for yourself, blaming other people.

In fact, it only holds you back. You can't feel good if you use this moment to feel bad about another person's actions.

The only way to experience happiness is to take responsibility for creating it, whether other people made it easy for you or not. You're not responsible for what happened to you in the past but you're responsible for your attitude now.

The trade talk between Canada, U.S. and Mexico on the revised North American Free Trade Agreement is expected to be concluded in the coming days.

If no deal is reached in the coming days, it is possible that the talk will be put on hold until end of the year or early 2019. It is due to the Mexican's presidential election in July and the U.S. congressional midterm vote in November. The Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland also mentioned that there are still have some issues that they need to be resolved and a win-win-win agreement is possible. The Canadian small business essentiment index dropped more than 4.1 points to reach 56.6 in April which wasthe lowest since 2016. The major declines in confidence are in rising fuel and wage costs.

T2125 – Statement of Business or Professional Activities

Sole Proprietors must file and pay their taxes on a return called the T1, which is the same type of return as their personal income taxes. The difference is that you must fill out an additional form such as a T2125 – Statement of Business or Professional Activities in addition to your regular T1 forms. 

You might have a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a corporation.

The CRA has helpful definitions for each type of business: If you have not incorporated your business and are the only business owner then you are likely a sole proprietor.If you have not incorporated your business and you are a partner in the business with somebody then you are likely in a partnership situation.If you have incorporated your business, you are a corporation.

Depending on which you have, the tax deadlines and requirements are different.

File your business taxes every year with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Whether your business makes money or loses money, you have to file your business taxes every year with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).  Small businesses can file their taxes either through paper forms mailed to the CRA or submit them online through the CRA web site. For incorporated businesses, your taxes must be filed no later than six months after your fiscal year end while for unincorporated businesses you have until June 15 to file. 

Feminism vs Software

"When I first heard about software is eating the world, I am not very surprise, only a little. I thought software is going to benefit mankind anyway. ( It should be peoplekind in Canada now) When I first heard about feminism, I am not surprise at all. I thought everybody knows female is being oppressed.  Until I began to know that some men being false accused, put in jail. Some of them are depressed and even suicided. If the law is too dark, we need to shed some light on it.  When woman and man put together, and one of them has to sacrifice for the other, it is normally man. This is how the society works. And most people agree with it. Some females are being raped or sex harassed, some boys are being raped too. Most of the predators are men. But they are only part of men. There are many good men and good boys too. In some channels men and boys are being educated in such a way to make them feel guilty or shameful because of their sex. Compare to feminism, softwar…

The iPhone is the most popular phone

It is time to say formal goodbye to  iPhone 6

The IOS system of the iPhone is very easy to use and the iPhone is expensive. 
The lowest end of the current market for your mobile phone is the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 has been released for four or five years.The various configurations look very poor than the processors of the CellCon 660 and the Kirin 960, and the memory is even worse. When you upgrade to the latest IOS system, you'll get stuck, and the battery will need to be charged three or four times a day. Price hovering around 2000 yuan, and Xiaomi 6 and Huawei mate9 compared to the difference is too far away, so  iPhone 6, time to say formal goodbye!!!

Make your life easier: Change your return online with ReFILE

The ReFILE service now lets you change your return using your preferred certified filing software. Make sure you receive your notice of assessment before sending a change through ReFILE.

One of the best features of the ReFILE service is that it allows you to view your estimated tax results based on your changes made. Each successful change will also receive a confirmation of receipt from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), allowing you to rest easy knowing that the change is being processed.

Mexico-Canada relationship

According to Export Development Canada, the Mexico-Canada relationship experienced $14.6B foreign affiliate sales by Canadian companies since 2014 and as much as $17B in 2015. Conversely, Mexico companies experienced $1.7B through sales in Canada in data from 2014.

Tax Records Retention period

There is a minimum six year requirement for keeping your books, records, andtheir related accounts and source documents.
Early destruction - In some cases, CRA may give you written permission to destroy your records before the six years have passed.

Sole-Proprietor (or Partnership) CRA Tax Return Deadline

Any monies owed to the CRA are due and payable by April 30th.
Your Income Tax (for either of the above businesses) is completed on CRA form T2125 as part of your Personal (T1) Tax Return;
Your fiscal year-end will always be December 31st and cannot be changed.
Although your payment is due April 30, the deadline to submit/file your Personal (T1) Tax return with Business Activity is June 15th.

It's important that you file your tax on time, even if you don't owe a penny.

Filing your tax late can mean an interruption of benefits and also result in interest and penalties if you owe money.  The CRA can charge you penalties of 5% on what you owe, plus an additional 1% for each month you fail to file, for a maximum of 12 months. Interest rates may also apply, and those rates are set every three months. So don't delay, and Get What's Yours. 

There are two levels of tax preparation software regarded as free

Both levels of free tax preparation software have products that are approved by the CRA for use with Netfile.  There are a few providers offering free tax software with no restrictions. Most companies that market commercial software for purchase also offer purchase exemptions based on either complexity of your return or your income level. 

CRA NETFILE software

Once you select your software, you will be able to enter all your information and file your tax return directly from the software using the NETFILE webservice.

Some products provide:


Enhanced products for seniors.Enhanced products for users with low vision and/or who are legally blind.

House price dropped

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,228 residential transactions through TREB's MLS® System in March 2018. This result was down by 39.5 per cent compared to a record 11,954 sales reported in March 2017 and down 17.6 per cent relative to average March sales for the previous 10 years.

无声的渗漏(silent leaks)

无声的渗漏(silent leaks)并没有流得满地都是,屋主难以轻易发现,但这种暗漏可能令水大量流失,动辄令房主人的水费账单增加四五千元甚至上万元。

多伦多每年大约有1,000个家庭遭遇这种暗漏的情况。"你可能像在不知不觉中失血一样消耗大量的用水"。

National Post: Christie Blatchford: Unlike Canada, U.K. has learned sex assault 'victims' aren't always victims

I wanted to share a story with you from National Post:

Christie Blatchford: Unlike Canada, U.K. has learned sex assault 'victims' aren't always victims
In Canada, meantime, the pendulum continues to swing the other way. Despite a huge pushback in the legal community, Bill C-51 is almost but not quite law
http://nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-unlike-canada-u-k-has-learned-sex-assault-victims-arent-always-victims