Happy Holidays

All the Best to you and your Family over the Holiday Season from our team at
Platinum Books & Five Star Accounting

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Our office will be closed
December 25, 26 and January 1
We are open regular hours Dec 24th & 31st with reduced staffing
We appreciate your patience and understanding
Greg Libbrecht

Payroll Holiday Season Deadlines

In preparation for the Holiday Season – we would like to remind everyone payroll deadlines have been modified to accommodate bank closures over the holidays.
A schedule of modified deadlines is listed below – to be sure confirm with your service provider or your bank.
Greg Libbrecht – President, Platinum Books & Five Star Accounting

 

Pay Date Approval Due Date
December 24 December 19
December 27 December 20
December 28 December 21
December 31 December 24
January 2 December 27
January 3 December 28
January 4 December 31
January 7 January 2

 

Payroll Yearend is coming

Here are a few ideas to make your payroll year end easier:

• Are you missing any information for your staff – to complete T4s you need to have SINs and current addresses for every employee (current or past) who worked for you during the year.
• Payments to staff outside of the payroll system need to be added to the T4’s before the year ends in case there are any CPP, EI or taxes owing. This will also prevent late penalties and Pensionable and Insurable Earnings reviews from CRA.
• TD1’s should be reviewed and especially for staff claiming amounts above the basic on their TD1 or have extra tax deducted, be sure the staff review their forms and they are up to date for the new payroll year in January.
• Taxable Benefits not tracked in the payroll system be sure to get advise on how to deal with these.

If you are managing your own payroll – we can help you with any of these and other payroll related issues.
Greg Libbrecht – Platinum Books & Five Star Accounting

CRA Bizapp

Good Afternoon

If you did not know Canada Revenue Agency has an app CRA BizApp.  The CRA BizApp is a mobile web app for small business owners and sole proprietors. It lets you manage your business accounts securely, anytime and anywhere. CRA BizApp is available on the go, and on any mobile device with an Internet browser.  The app is not on the app stores.

Simply complete a google search by entering CRA BizApp and you will be able to log in using your CRA login – CRA user ID and password.

Take a moment this weekend to remember our veterans.  As a reminder, our offices are closed Monday November 13, 2018

Greg Libbrecht, President, Platinum Books and Five Star Accounting

Remembrance Day

To our valued customers and friends
The offices of Platinum Books & Five Star Accounting
will be closed on Monday November 12 in recognition of Remembrance Day

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Happy Thanksgiving

From our Team to you and your family
May we all take a few minutes to reflect on everything good in our lives
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Minimum Wage and basic economic facts for Manitoba

Some interesting economic indicators for our local economy – minimum wage will be increased to $11.35/hour effective October 1; Our population has increased by about 6% over the past couple years; the Consumer Price Index for this year is 2.5%; Retail Sales are down 1.4% so far this year and the Gross Domestic product is expected to grow by 1.9%. We hope you enjoy the first official weekend of fall.

Greg Libbrecht – President, Platinum Books & Five Star Accounting

Ride Around the Lake 2018 – Conclusion

Another year of Ride Around the Lake has come an extremely successful conclusion. An incredible group of riders / organizers / volunteers came together to raise well over $260,000 – these funds will be used to build at least one Net Zero home.  Thank you very much to everyone who helped support this great cause!

Greg Libbrecht – Platinum Books & Five Star

Ride Around the Lake

Just seven days until the 12th annual Ride Around the Lake will begin. Help us support Habitat for Humanity next week. [Click Here to make a donation]

Your donation helps Habitat for Humanity Manitoba build homes for low income families to purchase. All donations make an incredible impact, helping local families gain stability, dignity, empowerment and hope.

Thank you for your generous support!
Greg Libbrecht – Platinum Books + Five Star Accounting

September Long Weekend

Our office is going to be closed on labour day on September 3. We wish you and your family a fantastic last weekend before the back to school and regular September schedule!

Greg Libbrecht – President PB/FSA

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