My name is Mark Goodfield. Welcome to The Blunt Bean Counter ™, a blog that shares my thoughts on income taxes, finance and the psychology of money. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner with BDO. This blog is meant for everyone, but in particular for high net worth individuals and owners of private corporations. My posts are blunt, opinionated and even have a twist of humour/sarcasm. You've been warned. Please note the blog posts are time sensitive and subject to changes in legislation or law.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gone Golfing With a Twist

Again this summer, I will be taking a sabbatical from posting on my blog. Unlike last summer, when the blog went dark (although some will say they could not tell the difference from when I was posting :), I will be posting a “Best of The Blunt Bean Counter” blog each week.
Yes, that is me, "slightly off the fairway" at Pebble Beach

What qualifies as a best of blog? It is a bit subjective, but I will pick amongst my personal favourites and the most popular posts based on the number of page reads and the number of comments.

I hope you have a great summer and see you in September.

Future Topics


Many of my blog topics originate from questions readers ask. If you have a suggestion for a future topic, please leave the suggestion in the comments section. The topic must be broad enough that someone other than you would be interested in the discussion.
 

6 comments:

  1. Hope this isn't a duplicate! Come to Kelowna - the golfing is great but bring a fan and cooling towel - it's crazy hot here.

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    1. Hi Pursuit

      The boys golf trip last year was at Predator Ridge. Beautiful courses, although we did not love the course marshals .

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  2. Have a great holiday. Suggestion for future column: my son works as help desk support in the IT world. He is constantly being "hired' on via a contract even though the jobs are full time. How do companies get away with this - from the definitions I have read if he works on their site, on their equipment (they even supply the cell phone) under their direction, he is an employee not a contractor. I'd be interested to know why CRA hasn't put a stop to this and what the consequences would be to him if they queried it.

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    1. HI Anon

      Good question, I will consider for future blog

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  3. I'd like to see your thoughts on the CRA's changes to the T1135 reporting:
    http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/cmmn/frgn/1135_rprtng-eng.html

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    1. Hi Paul

      Thx, already on my topic list for the fall as I have probably discussed this issue as much or more than anyone to date and it is a natural follow up.

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