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...]

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...]