Beware of fraudulent communications about the CRA

Occasionally, taxpayers may receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). In all these cases, the communication requests personal information, such as a social insurance, credit card, bank account, and/or passport numbers, from the taxpayer. These fraudulent communications typically insist that this personal information is needed so that the … [Read more...]

Ensure You Get All The Tax Breaks You Deserve

Download our Income Tax Checklist (PDF) Did you know that effective April 2016, Canada Revenue Agency and the Government of Canada is phasing out cheques for income tax refunds and benefit payments. . Follow this link to find out how to sign up for Direct Deposit … [Read more...]

2014 Marked the 20th Anniversary of Top Shelf Bookkeeping Ltd

2014 marked the 20th year of business for Top Shelf Bookkeeping and the perfect opportunity for extending sincere thanks to our clients for their support over the past two decades. It has been our privilege to provide bookkeeping and tax services to you and to grow to become one of Victoria’s favorite tax-preparers. In 1994, when the company was first started in a converted garage attached to my home, it was hard to imagine growing to have 2 … [Read more...]

Ten Things to Give Your Tax Preparer

With the tax season coming up, tax professionals across the region will be virtually flooded with people looking to hire a professional to help them with their tax return. Since many of them charge by the hour, and since their time is in demand at this time of year, these are a few hints to help make your visit as quick and painless as possible. Below, I’ve listed the top 10 things you can do to help your tax professional prepare your … [Read more...]

Business Services

We offer the following services to make your business run smoother. Payroll (with direct deposit option), Accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank deposits, bank reconciliations, consultations. GST, PST Source Deductions, WCB, Health benefits, Pension plans, union dues. We can process electronic payments for invoices and bills, or print computerized cheques. We also do the following tax … [Read more...]

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Brian Ritchie

Brian began his bookkeeping career in 1985 and since that time has provided extensive bookkeeping services to both the for-profit and not-for-profit business sectors. Volunteer activities for a variety of organizations early in Brian’s career helped build his familiarity and skill in bookkeeping and government reporting for charities. Entrepreneurial friends gave him his first tastes of bookkeeping for businesses which have grown to include … [Read more...]

Personalized Tax Services

We offer complete personalized income tax services in both of our Victoria offices 52 weeks per year. Drop in any time during regular office hours. No appointments are necessary. We offer a service where income tax information is collected at the time of drop-off and the income tax returns are prepared, usually within 2-3 business days. Clients are contacted once the returns are ready for signing and are they are EFiIed (electronically filed) … [Read more...]

Esquimalt Location Top Shelf Bookkeeping Ltd.

Esquimalt Location 1253 B Esquimalt Rd Victoria BC, V9A 3P4 Phone 250-590-4050 Fax 250-590-5435 Tax Season Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9-6 Thursday 9-7 Friday 9-5 Saturday 10-4 Regular hours Mon-Thur 9-5:30 Friday 9-5 closed weekends and on all state holidays … [Read more...]

Saanich Location Top Shelf Bookkeeping

Saanich Location #101-76 Gorge Rd. West Victoria, BC, V9A 1M1 Phone 250-388-9423 Fax 250-361-9424 Tax Season Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9-6 Thursday 9-7 Friday 9-5 Saturday 10-4 Regular hours Mon-Thurs 9-5:30 Friday 9-5 closed weekends and on all stat holidays … [Read more...]