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General Accounting 

Farm Programs

Partnerships and Corporations

Income Tax

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

General Accounting

October 4, 2012 - Agri-Stability cuts should not go unnoticed

July 26, 2012 - Get tax free pay from capital dividend account

February 2, 2012 - Shareholder loan account makes a good retirement tool

December 22, 2011 - Buy land in or out of corporation?

September 8, 2011 - When it comes to combine header, is bigger really better?

May 26, 2011 - Consider paying hired help with tax-free dollars

March 17, 2011 - Four common tax errors that will cost you money

February 17, 2011 - Making tax installments will have you coming up roses

January 6, 2011 - Options available in using snowmobile for tax deduction

July 8, 2010 - GPS guided spray boom controls quickly pay for themselves

March 25, 2010 - Weigh risk, benefit of using inflated machinery trade-in value

February 18, 2010 - Know your lender's measurement criteria

November 26, 2009 - Be a pirate and lease your bins

September 10, 2009 - Implementing a shareholders' agreement

July 2, 2009 - Maximizing the value of your farm debt repayments

February 19, 2009 - Keeping books and records 

February 28, 2008 - Drought finds Farmer Joe

January 24, 2008 - Is it time to start a farm?

October 29, 2007 - Deducting vehicle expenses in your business

October 4, 2007 - What does it cost to hold back calves

October 19, 2006 - Don't forget the cost of stacking your hay or silage

September 14, 2006 - How to justify buying a heavy truck for the farm

June 26, 2006 - Remunerating the owner-manager 

January 19, 2006 - Top 10 ways to improve your business in the new year 

November 3, 2005 - Financing your farm from a lender's perspective

September 22, 2005 - Pure hedges remove risk from the canola bin

August 18, 2005 - Celebrating our centennial: what's your farm's history

June 27, 2005 - From old to new: replacing your combine 

May 19, 2005 - What are you seeding and why?

January 27, 2005 - Establishing a farmland cash rental rate 

December 16, 2004 - How to farm with a production joint venture

November 4, 2004 - Extended cab owners get good news 

July 22, 2004 - The cost of making hay while the sun shines

November 27, 2003 - Farmers and hockey: more in common than burgers, bread and beer

October 16, 2003 - Consider adding time and value to your fall calf crop

July 24, 2003 - Belief beyond the bottom line

June 12, 2003 - Justifying a high clearance sprayer

November 28, 2002 - Provincial crop insurance shows disparity

October 17, 2002 - Is your extended cab pick-up really a truck?

September 5, 2002 - Buying cow-calf pairs makes more sense than custom feeding

July 25, 2002 - Adding costs can increase profits, sometimes

June 13, 2002 - What to know when selling breeding stock because of drought

May 2, 2002 - Comparing options in crop sharing

February 7, 2002 - Farm income forecast provides several lessons

January 10, 2002 - Farmers don't deserve stereotypical labels from their advisors

November 22, 2001 - Costing benchmark helps feedlots manage their business

August 30, 2001 - American farm - bill could affect long term farming profits

July 26, 2001 - Manage drought with insurance, cost control, cash flow

June 7, 2001 - Replacing your combine with cows may make economic sense

April 26, 2001 - Bigger and better versus smaller and smarter

February 1, 2001 - Farmers can't manage what they don't measure

January 11, 2001 - Monitoring costs and profits in a cow-calf operation

October 5, 2000 - Knowing where cash goes helps in making a profit

June 22, 2000 - What to do when it's too windy to spray

June 8, 2000 - Important farming lessons 

 

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Farm Programs

March 23, 2006 - CAIS: sticking it out to 2006

September 17, 2004 - Maximizing your CAIS benefits 

April 8, 2004 - CAIS can influence a decision to rent or custom farm

February 26, 2004 - Does CAIS provide certainty for farmers in uncertain times?

September 4, 2003 - CAIS: The newest member of the government league of superheroes

March 15, 2001 - NISA: The farmer's first place to save

July 27, 2000 - Apply for AIDA?  Absolutely

 

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Partnerships and Corporations

April 3, 2008 - Changing a business from proprietorship to partnership

March 15, 2007 - The farm partnership - a smarter choice

May 18, 2006 - Incorporate before selling farm

February 24, 2005 - Is your wife your business partner?

August 12, 2004 - Deferring tax through a farm company

February 6, 2003 - Examining options in a succession plan

January 9, 2003 - Determining expectations first step in farm succession

October 11, 2001 - Farm incorporation has advantages and disadvantages

 

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Income Tax

June 4, 2009 - Avoiding the gross revenue test

December 4, 2008 - Canadian Snowbirds soon to be snared by Border Patrol

July 17, 2008 - Family trust works as succession planning tool

June 12, 2008 - Tax free savings account no replacement for RRSP

December 13, 2007 - What's new for 2007 personal income taxes!

July 26, 2007 - In which province do you principally reside?

June 21, 2007 - Revisiting the principal residence exemption

January 22, 2007 - Rollovers of farm properties

December 28, 2006 - Re-examining joint ownership in your estate plan

June 1, 2006 - In-house health plan can save at tax time

May 20, 2004 - Tax agency chases farmer with off-farm jobs

March 20, 2003 - Case law insight into deductible business expenses

December 7, 2000 - Before you celebrate the New Year, review tax plans

October 26, 2000 - Justice to the farmer with off-farm income

 

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