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Pivotal Payments - Solved Lisa Patrick

First, our office had loads of documented dates and contacts on the shortfalls in the servicing to their contract with C2online's sister company - Morinville Business Centre.

The documented evidence that our internal communications thru internet, electronic filing with Canada Revenue Agency was secure and uninterrupted and we represented that their equipment was faulty and at risk of robbing from clients bank accounts.
 
Our first course of action was that we took them to small debt action in Alberta.  Why Alberta, because it Alberta was the province where the contract and business dealings were occurring.  Pivotal Payments tried to have it thrown out due to the clause in their contract regarding Quebec location but that attempt was unsuccessful.  
 
Alberta has a pre-trial collaboration process where the people in the case discuss the case with a judge before trial…
(yeh, weird but interesting helpful as it is meant to help the non-legal participant get better ready if facing a lawyer)
The one thing that we did wrong;  we did not take all three of their companies to small debt action.  We only took Pivotal Payments and the judge did communicate that when we seeked legal advice before appearing in front of the trial judge to determine whether we should be adding the other two companies to our case.
 
We had two phone conferences with them but never went to court.  Pivotal Payments was diligent in their efforts to threaten that we would lose in Quebec.  However we were diligent and continued to represent that we would love to write off a business trip to Quebec to charge them in Quebec as they were not fulfilling their contract services.
 
In the end, they provided us a temporary run of some new equipment for 45 days.  We were very satisfied and have continued to see reliability in the equipment and the service.  I do know that I would not be dealing with them if it had not been a mistake in the first place.  But the contract we were finally provided is at a cost far less than what we were paying using the alternate services when their equipment stopped working.
 
We suggest that if you have any opportunity to get someone to take them through a bit of a legal battle, we believe they will see you are not backing down.  Try something like small debt court, keep talking like you are not afraid of going in front of a judge and showing how they have not fulfilled their contracts.

Whatever your decision may be ensure that you take all three companies to court.

Darlene Lafond R.P.A. 


Free Seminar – Handle the bookkeeping for Home Reno Tax Credit Lisa Patrick

A survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid, found that three in four Canadians (76 per cent) who are planning to renovate will pay for most or all of it with cash or savings, compared with 70 per cent in 2008, signaling a shift in the way Canadians view home improvement financing. Fewer renovators, 24 per cent, plan to use a credit card to finance their renovation this year, compared with 32 per cent in 2008. This may have something to do with the home renovation tax credit.

The home renovation tax credit would give up to $1,350 in tax relief on home improvement projects. Eligible expenses would have to total at least $1,000, but not more than $10,000, and the work would have to be done between Jan. 27, 2009, and Feb. 1, 2010.

It’s a 15%  credit which can be claimed on an amount which is more than $1000 and under $10,000. The maximum credit that you can obtain is $1350. You need to account for your expenses and let us help you with that.

Our free seminar on February 3 in Morinville – 6:30 PM registration at the Morinville Rendez Vous Centre 9913 – 104 Street .. Please contact us to RSVP.


Buy Land With Your Children’s Money – How? Lisa Patrick

Income earned rule will attribute to contributor to investment advantages: HOW?

By keeping any of your children’s own money properly separate from others, you may one day use their proceeds to buy land in trust for them.  This would ensure any profit earned as a result of the sale or any rental income,  would attribute back to the child or children.
And Yes; consider having your children partner their income in the purchase and share the profits.  Ensure you can clearly identify their income from others.

Contact us for more information.


Travelling Lots for Business? Earn Income and Tax Deduct at the Same Time! Lisa Patrick

Today we are all about the Economy and cutting back.  We have to travel for business !

How about sitting in the same seat in the airplane and sleeping in the same hotel but save your company the commissions and possibly earn income at the same time maintenance free.!
Sounds to good to be true ?… It is true.   A new tax Strategy and Income Earner.

Contact us and we can show you how.

Lisa Patrick
CEO


WCB Benefits Vs Extended Health Care Benefits Lisa Patrick

If you are looking at extended health benefits for your employee’s ? .. you need to know

As a business using WCB restricts benefits.  Insurance benefit plans insure the individual all day NOT just at work.  y paying for an extended healthcare benefit plan it is a deduction for the company, the shreholders and the employee.  Please be aware this IS NOT a taxable benefit.  Want to learn more about how to structure this properly contact us for a Free 1/2 hour consult.

Darlene Lafond R.P.A., C.P.C.
Master Tax Accountant


Travelling Lots for Business? Earn Income and Tax Deduct at the Same Time! Lisa Patrick

Today we are all about the Economy and cutting back.  We have to travel for business !

How about sitting in the same seat in the airplane and sleeping in the same hotel but save your company the commissions and possibly earn income at the same time maintenance free.!
Sounds to good to be true ?… It is true.   A new tax Strategy and Income Earner.

Contact us and we can show you how.

Lisa Patrick
CEO


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