75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Applications Opened Monday, April 27

Applications are being accepted by using My Business Account through the Canada Revenue Agency’s online service. If you have not previously signed up for this service for your own corporation(s), click HERE to sign up.

FILING YOUR TAXES

Even though the Federal government has extended the filing deadline for personal income tax returns to June 1st, we are here and ready to help you get your taxes filed now. We recommend filing your taxes sooner rather than later. We recommend filing your taxes sooner rather than later.

Filing your personal income taxes within a similar time frame (in April) as in previous years may be beneficial for a few reasons:

  • to gain access to any income tax refunds you may be getting from the 2019 year;
  • to keep your Canada Child Benefit or GST rebate payments up to date; or
  • to provide proof of 2019 income to Canada Revenue Agency if applying for government subsidies such as the CERB.

Many of our clients have already provided their 2019 tax documents to our firm and more have provided them electronically through our secure online portal than in the past. Providing your tax documents via the portal allows the confidentiality of the documents to be best protected and can be done from the comfort of your own home. If you haven’t already signed up, our Portal Authorization Form will need to be filled out and sent back to us via email for each individual or entity for which we are setting up a portal. For example, to sign up your company, ABC Ltd. as well as you, your spouse and child, please fill out four (4) separate forms and have them signed by the responsible party. Please email the completed form(s) to info@hlhcpa.com or send them directly to the HLH team member you are in close contact with.

If you are not able to provide them electronically, our building remains open for you to drop off or mail your documents as you would have in previous years.

Financial Relief for Canadians

An Overview of the Government’s Support Measures

LEAN THINKING DURING COVID-19

Alberta is in an unprecedented economic time. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the energy and other sectors is already rippling out, and individual businesses are facing a perfect storm of money-sucking problems.

We talk a lot about Lean Thinking and how to cut waste to save money. That is now more important than ever. Here’s our latest cost-savings advice to help you adapt to this storm.

The Power of Failure

"If failure is not an option, then neither is success." – Seth Godin Failure is the best teacher. When it comes to Process Improvement and growing our bottom line, failure is invaluable. The goal for failure is fast, cheap, and often. With each failure, we do a...

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Marketing During a Pandemic

"Even when you are marketing to your entire audience or customer base, you are still simply speaking to a single human at any given time." – Ann Handley  How do you acquire new customers in a pandemic? Will the customers you've always had keep coming back? Will any...

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Virtual Doesn’t Need to Mean Disconnected

  "The one thing I've personally learned is you've got to get ahead of the curve, don't try to deny it or put your head in the sand, and wish for the best. These are the times when a culture and an organization gets tested." – Michael Hansen, CEO of Cengage  We're...

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What Are We Saving Money On Right Now?

"You must gain control over your money, or the lack of it will forever control you." – Dave Ramsey If you aren't eternally vigilant about your expenses, they will creep up. It's a silent and deadly law that makes Process Improvement a necessarily ongoing endeavour....

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HR in the Age of COVID-19

 "At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies." – Lawrence Bossidy In the last few months, your team has probably surprised you. Some reacted to this crisis in unexpected ways and others have risen to the occasion with remarkable purpose and clarity. ...

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Track Your Cash Better, Part II

“Number one; cash is king.” – Jack Welch Alberta’s economy is in an ocean of hurt. At times like these, cash is the life preserver that will keep your business’s head above water. Last week we talked about why you should have a 13-week cash flow forecast. Now let’s...

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Track Your Cash Better, Part I

“The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.” – Chris Chocola You know how much cash your business has in the bank right now, but how much will there be in a week?...

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Do you have a 30,000-foot view

Alberta is in an unprecedented economic time. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the energy and other sectors is already rippling out, and individual businesses are facing a perfect storm of money-sucking problems. We're re-doing our "Deadly Waste" articles—and...

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Defend Your Business from Defects

Alberta is in an unprecedented economic time. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the energy and other sectors is already rippling out, and individual businesses are facing a perfect storm of money-sucking problems. We're re-doing our "Deadly Waste" articles—and...

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Is Your Product Costing You Money?

Alberta is in an unprecedented economic time. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the energy and other sectors is already rippling out, and individual businesses are facing a perfect storm of money-sucking problems. We're re-doing our "Deadly Waste" articles—and...

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Don’t Wait to Cut Waste

Alberta is in an unprecedented economic time. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the energy and other sectors is already rippling out, and individual businesses are facing a perfect storm of money-sucking problems. We're re-doing our "Deadly Waste" articles—but...

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Tapping into Your Team’s Potential

Alberta is in an unprecedented economic time. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the energy and other sectors is already rippling out, and individual businesses are facing a perfect storm of money-sucking problems. Over the next couple of months, we're re-doing our...

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