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ARCHIVED - General Thoughts on How to Reduce Federal Red Tape (Page 1)

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Eliminate the bilingual aspect of your forms

- Chris

As a new small business owner of 5 years these are the issues I have with some of the governments requirements: 1. Collect HST and payroll tax without being paid. We are basically working for the government for free. Read More...

- Marlene Marks, Martec Precision Inc.

We have been recently audited by CBSA for Trade Compliance Verification. We are in the fine paper industry. They requested 10 samples of different papers off of our import documents going back to June 2009. We supplied these and then they directed us to change all import documents to reflect what they felt were the correct clasifications. Read More...

- No Gain

In our Spa business we have over 1200 different items that we retail (this includes 2 skin care lines, 1 makeup line, foot care, polishes etc. ) We have been called upon to participate in a survey for approx 2 years now, where we are asked to select 6 items that represent best sellers and show changes in cost from supplier and changes in retail pricing. Read More...

- Maria

As a Financial Planner I am constantly dealing with widows or divorcees who have Spousal RRSP's or Spousal RRIF's. These accounts have matured (no contributions for over 2 years) and therefore there is no application of "Attribution Rules" with respect to redemption of assets. Read More...

- Philip C. Wild, CFP, CLU
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