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Do you apprentice employees? Lisa Patrick

Canada Revenue Agency has a tax refund that you may not know about or are  not utilizing correctly.  Since May 1, 2006 Canada Revenue Agency implemented the T2038.  Which states that if you are an employer who has paid up to $20,000.00 for a maximum of 24 months, apprentices will qualify for a 10% tax credit.    There is a maximum of $2000 tax savings for the business (employer) of all apprenticeship per year.

Provide your tax accountant the information via this chart below per year via email if you choose per employer since May 1, 2006.

Apprenticeship T2038

Employee Name

Contract Apprenticeship Number

Social Insurance Number

Name of Eligible Trade

Eligible Salary & wages after any reimbursed

amount by alternate government programs.


Please click here for the T2038 information provided by Canada Revenue Agency; Investment Tax Credit (individuals).  Code 6 Apprenticeship job creation tax credit.

Why well designed websites are important for any small business. Lisa Patrick

I learnt a very important piece of information this week I would like to share.  While dealing with the banking institutes here in Canada, they wanted to know specific information about a home builder; how long have they been in business?, what type of reputation do they have?, are they a qualified builder?, a biography of the owner?, etc...

I directed them to their Website.  After a review of the information that was on the Website the bank accepted the builder.  Had this builder had a poorly designed Website, with little or no information on the site the bank would not have accepted the builder.

It goes to show you that the Internet is being used more and more as a resource for many different reasons other than 'finding someone in the yellow pages."  SO, here is my marketing tip for you, If you are a small business owner make sure you think about this story, as you may have the client already but be rejected the job/contract because of what you have placed on the Internet.

Lisa Patrick


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