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October 20, 2017 Voice

Canada Revenue Agency’s big push to investigate contractors

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It’s a $42-billion underground economy. Finance Minister Bill Morneau, however, seems to have other priorities.

October 20, 2017 Voice

Years later, Ontario College of Trades video “still frightening”

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“Taxes are the only reason for OCOT existing,” says Christine

October 12, 2017 Voice

If you’re doing cash jobs, you’re not thinking straight

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“Cash is no good to a contractor,” says Joe. We can hear some of you screaming “Then send it my way!” But Joe is in some respects correct.

October 12, 2017 Voice

Morneau small business tax plan: “Enough is enough,” homebuilder says

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“They see some money sitting in hard working small business accounts and they want it.”

October 6, 2017 Voice

Time and material versus flat rate billing as a plumber

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“Flat rate billing never made sense to me,” says retired plumber Harry

October 6, 2017 Voice

Farm family fears for future under Morneau small business tax plan

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“Does this remind anyone of Trudeau Senior?” asks Anne, worried about her family farm

October 6, 2017 Voice

“Outrage” at Morneau “attack on small business”

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Contractor says that his business would have gone out of business years ago if Morneau’s plan had been in place when he acquired two other firms

September 29, 2017 Voice

Owner of two businesses condemns Morneau small business tax proposals

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Bob Young lets the Trudeau government have it, in one of the angriest posts we have seen

September 29, 2017 Voice

Another way to stop “Cash Only” clients in their tracks

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“Charge them with conspiracy to commit tax fraud!”

September 22, 2017 Voice

Selling renovations starts with finding a mentor

by Steve Payne

If you are looking for sales mentors in our industry, the pages of our magazine are full of them

September 15, 2017 Voice

Reader seeks advice on symptoms after working on mold-infested house

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Extensive black told was evident on the drywall. The drywallers simply plastered over the damaged areas.

September 15, 2017 Voice

“Solar with storage is the future”

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“Solar panels on an average home can produce 15 megawatts per year.”

September 15, 2017 Voice

Ottawa’s proposed small business tax changes leave reader “disgruntled”

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau is spearheading a plan to alter Ottawa’s tax rules for professional corporations

September 8, 2017 Voice

Ottawa’s plan to close “loopholes” in professional corporation tax rules

by Steve Payne

Let us know if you think you will be affected.

September 8, 2017 Voice

Response to John Bleasby’s article on Margaret (“Nimby”) Atwood

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Municipalities can’t have their cake and eat it, too. If they want to protect agricultural areas, they have to end their anti-development attitudes in the city.

September 1, 2017 Voice

Green building using EPS slabs known as SABS

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All well and good, George, but your example is in Hawaii! How would SABS hold up in Canadian snow load conditions?

September 1, 2017 Voice

Commercial contractor slams residential contractors who ask for deposits

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“I am not worried (about deposits). I am properly financed,” says Tim

August 24, 2017 Voice

Why don’t we have photo ID licenses for tradespeople?

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“But there is no need for alphabet soup regulatory agencies!”