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  • Personal Services Business

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hello everybody. My name is Jon Sears and I am working with Sears Chartered Accountants. Today I am going to talk about the personal services business and why you may want to be one or why you may not want to be one. Generally, in the past, people have never wanted to be considered as […]

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  • Buying or Selling a Business

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hi Everybody. I am John Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants and today we are going to talk about buying or selling a business. This can be quite a lengthy topic and I’ll try to keep it as short as possible. We are going to start from the buying side. Generally, as a buyer of a […]

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  • About Jonathan Sears

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hi Everybody. I am John Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants and today we are going to talk a little bit about me. And basically 3 advantages I would like to talk about that I can argue I have perhaps over your current accountant or other accountants out there. First one I would like to consider […]

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  • Should I take dividends or should i take a salary out of my corporation?

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hello everyone. I’m Jon Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants. Today we are going to talk about an important topic: “Should I take dividends or should I take a salary out of my corporation?” The biggest thing that you need to consider is whether you want to maximize your RRSP contribution every year. Right now if […]

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  • I’m A Doctor – Should I Incorporate?

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hello everybody. I am Jonathan Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants. The topic today is I am a doctor. Should I incorporate?. It seems to be making more and more sense for doctors to incorporate. There are still a few doctors that it doesn’t make sense for, and I’ll tell you why it doesn’t make sense […]

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  • Should I Buy or Lease a Vehicle?

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hi Everybody, I am Jonathan Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants. Thanks for watching my video today. Topic today is going to be should I buy or lease my vehicle. And if I have a corporation should I have them within the corporation or should I hold them outside of the corporation. It’s not a difficult […]

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  • The Difference between a compiliation, review and audit

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hi Everybody, I am Jonathan Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants. Today we are going to talk about the difference between a compilation, a review and an audit. Very often, I get the question, which one do I need. Or briefly explain the three of them and discuss in general which one most people go with. […]

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  • Should I Incorporate – Income Splitting

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Transcript: Hi everybody. I am Jonathan Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants. We have been talking about the reasons to incorporate. So far we talked about credit approving, and we talked about tax deferral and now we talk about income splitting which to me is the biggest advantage of incorporating. Income splitting is basically an opportunity […]

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  • Should I Incorporate? Tax Deferral

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Transcript: The next reason I consider incorporating is tax deferral. Generally people who are making large income about let’s say $150,000 dollars or more are looking at a marginal tax rate of 40%. 40% is quite a lot of tax. If it is within the incorporation that this money is being earned it comes down […]

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  • Should I Incorporate? Limiting Liability & Protecting Your Assets

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hi everybody. I am Jonathan Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants. So right now we are talking about point number 1 about why you should potentially incorporate. Point number 1 is limiting your liability and protecting your assets your personal assets more specifically. What an incorporation allows you to do is separate your business from your […]

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