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8 ways to pay less tax in Canada

Running a business is a lot of work, and naturally, you want to keep as much of what you make as possible. So here are some tax tips to help you do just that.

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Tax deductions for home-based businesses

Did you run a home-based business this year? Learn about what tax deductions you may be eligible for.

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Understand these tax regulations before you start your business

Whether you intend to have an accountant handle your taxes or you plan to take care of them yourself, it’s a good idea to take some time to learn how taxation in Canada will apply to your business, including GST/HST, income tax, employee source deductions, and the Canada Pension Plan.

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How to reduce your business taxes

Reducing the amount of tax your business pays is one way to ensure it has enough money to survive and thrive. Give your business the advantage with a little preparation, some good habits, the advice of a qualified tax specialist, and the following tips. 

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Registering your business name in Canada

The last thing you want is to develop a brand for your business and later be forced to change your name because someone else owns it. Review the process here to search and register a legal business name in Canada.

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A business plan is key to your success

Business plans are an important tool for all businesses, no matter how big or small. Think of it this way: You wouldn’t take a long family road trip without mapping out your route and planning your accommodations.

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Our Scotia advisor shares his tips on building and running your business.

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How to build a business plan in 4 steps.

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What will work best for you?

Use our tool to find banking solutions that suit your business needs.

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The Scotiabank Women Initiative

Learn about our Comprehensive program helping women take their businesses to the next level, through Access to Capital, Mentorship, and Education.

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How to build your business

Check out our tool to explore how you can save time, money and prepare your business for growth.

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