published: 1/08/2021

Things to discuss before resigning membership or before readmission. Click here for the full article.

published: 01/07/2021

There may be circumstances where CSRS 4200 does not apply; can I attach a disclaimer to the financial information? Click here for the full article.

published: 12/08/2020
 
You’ve worked a long time as a CPA and are now contemplating retirement. This article provides responses to some Frequently Asked Questions. Click here for the full article.

published: 12/08/2020

Learn how the receipt of government assistance by your clients may impact your engagements. Click here for the full article.


   Agristability
   BC Ministry of Agriculture

published: 12/08/2020

2021 AgriStability Workshop for Accountants and Tax Filers

The AgriStability Program invites you to its annual free web based Professional Development Seminar on January 20th, 2021. This information session will be a basic overview of the AgriStability program that will cover form filing, deadlines as well as how to enrol your clients into the program.

Who Should Attend

Finance professionals involved in the preparation of financial statements for large or small farming operations.

Topics Covered will include

  • AgriStability overview
  • Program changes and improvements
  • AgriStability application form filing and live examples

How to Obtain CPD Credits

At the end of the session you will be required to complete a feedback survey in order to receive your certificate to qualify for CPD credits through CPA BC.

How to Register

  • Members can register for the web conference by clicking the “Register Now” link below.
  • REGISTER NOW

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Date: January 20th, 2021

Please RSVP on the link above by January 15th, 2021.

We look forward to answering your questions at the end of the session. Please send any questions in advance to Agristability@gov.bc.ca.  


2021 Advanced AgriStability Workshops for Accountants and Tax Filers

The AgriStability Program invites you to its new free web based Professional Development Seminars. These information sessions will give Tax Filers an advanced understanding of the AgriStability program. There will be 3 advanced sessions, each focusing on commodities from different regions.

Who Should Attend

Finance professionals who have taken the basic AgriStability webinar and would like a more in-depth understanding of the program. This workshop will be particularly beneficial to those who are involved in the preparation of financial statements for large or small farming operations.

Topics Covered will include

  • Structural Changes
  • Accrual and Inventory Adjustments
  • Live examples of calculating benefits

How to Obtain CPD Credits

At the end of the session you will be required to complete a feedback survey in order to receive your certificate to qualify for CPD credits through CPA BC.

How to Register

Berries & Nurseries February 2nd
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Click here to register!
Tree Fruit February 3rd
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Click here to register!
Cattle & Grain February 4th
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Click here to register!


We look forward to answering your questions at the end of the session. Please send any questions in advance to Agristability@gov.bc.ca.


AgriStability

BC Ministry of Agriculture
1-877-343-2767
www.gov.bc.ca/AgriStability

Agristability Regional Offices

1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC  V3G 2M3
200 1500 Hardy Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 8H2

 

published: 12/01/2020

For practitioners preparing tax returns for clients, one good practice to ensure that your clients have provided all tax slips is to view, download and/or retrieve these slips directly through CRA’s Auto-fill feature. Click here for the full article.

published: 12/01/2020

Due to the speed of the rollout, there is the possibility that some recipients may have received benefits in error. According to CRA, payments made to anyone who is later found to be ineligible will need to be returned. Click here for the full article.

published: 10/29/2020
 

Many practitioners are using Instagram and other social media platforms to expand their personal and business networks, but what happens when that online identity is misappropriated with the possible nefarious intention to spam, phish information or otherwise confuse or victimize your contacts? Click here for the full article.

published: 10/27/2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian federal government announced the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) which provides interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced. A quarter of this loan (up to $10,000) may be eligible for forgiveness under certain conditions. Click here for the full article.

published: 10/23/2020

The transparency register can be considered a corporate record and members are reminded that the performance of legal services, such as advice in “preparing and maintaining corporate records” , is restricted to those authorized or licensed to practice law. The full article is located in the Public Practice News & Views Knowledge Base.

published: 4/14/2020

CPABC is supporting members by providing regular updates and links to resources during these uncertain times. Visit our COVID-19 Updates and Resources for CPAs page on the CPABC website – here you’ll find information on tax and benefits programs from the provincial and federal governments, as well as guidance and resources for public practitioners.

CPA Canada is also supporting practitioners with their own Federal Government COVID-19 Tax Updates webpage. While CPA Canada develops technical resources, they have compiled a summary of external resources to help you understand the potential financial reporting and audit implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.