Your guide to year end

Read our simple, easy-to-understand tips to help you conquer year end.

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Tax Quiz: “Can I claim this?”

Take our quiz and put your knowledge to the test! Find out what you can (and can’t) claim on your taxes when it comes to these 10 small business deductions.

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Top 10 small business deductions and tax expenses

Every business owner, freelancer and entrepreneur has the same goal for tax season: pay as little as possible. While still following the rules, of course. Make sure you’re taking advantage of these common deductions and expenses when it comes to filing your small business taxes.

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Claiming home office deductions

Are you self-employed and use your home as an office? See how you can reduce your taxable income with several deductible expenses that apply to working-at-home entrepreneurs. We’ve also got tips on how to keep track of your necessary documents for tax time.

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Start organizing your next year’s filing now (we’ll show you how)

Got all your financial records and bookkeeping ready to file for 2017 tax season? Good, now you can also get a jumpstart on what your small business is going to look like in 2018, too! Follow these tips and insights to organize your books better and ensure your next year’s taxes are a breeze.

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You’re scared of the wrong things when it comes to taxes

Tax time can be scary. But what if your fear is causing you to focus on the wrong things? We sat down with Samantha Richardson, a Toronto CPA and writer, to find out what you really need to focus on to create a stress-free tax filing experience.

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The day the government took all my money

It’s every business owner’s worst nightmare: You didn’t educate yourself about filing your taxes and now you’re in trouble. Read one woman’s story of starting her first business and learning a very big lesson when she landed in hot water with the government.

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Your taxes are done…now how do you file them?

Once your taxes are completed, what’s the best way to file them? Both the CRA and IRS websites are notoriously hard to navigate so we’ve simplified the journey for you. Read about the three filing options and find out which one suits you and your business best.

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Your ultimate guide to fearless filing

Filing taxes for the first time is confusing when you’re a small business owner or freelancer. Conquer your fears—and your year end—with Wave’s Fearless Filing Guide. Read case studies and get real tips to make working with your accountant easier.

Key Tax Terms

Decoding common tax terms

Feeling a bit lost in all the technical jargon for year end? Read our glossary of common tax terms and phrases to figure out what you need to know.


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