405: Anna Lissa Jin - Can You Save Money on Taxes?
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by CPA Alberta
1w ago
Do you have a side hussle? Are you running a home-based business or working an extra job to make more money? Then you’ll want to listen to this episode. Anna Lissa Jin CPA, CA shares her tips on how you can save money on your taxes – from income-splitting and write-offs, to keeping organized and knowing when to engage a CPA or tax professional ..read more
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404: Rae Shungur - Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
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by CPA Alberta
1M ago
The topic of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) has garnered much attention over the past few years. And while progress is being made, there is still much to be done. What needs to change in order for us to see results from all those commitments to prioritize DEIA initiatives? Rae Shungur, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Recruitment Partners, joins our host to discuss what DEIA progress can look like in the future ..read more
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403: Josh Spurrell – Big Business Through Small Business
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by CPA Alberta
3M ago
Did you know that 50% of small businesses fail after five years? The reasons are varied: lack of cash flow, low demand, or unforeseen circumstances (e.g. a global pandemic). Josh Spurrell CPA, CA, and author of 100 Myths of Entrepreneurship VS. Chainsaw, and Founder of Spurrell & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants, shares common mistakes small business owners make and what they can do to maximize their chances of success ..read more
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401: Mason Darabi – The Wonderful World of Intangible Assets
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by CPA Alberta
7M ago
Over the last few decades, investments in intangible assets have increased dramatically, with investments in Canada reaching more than $134 billion in 2016, and intangibles accounting for 40% of all investments in the US and 10 European economies. But what are they, really? In this episode, Mason Darabi, CPA and co-founder and Chief Commercialization Officer at Ovenue, discusses intangible assets, blockchain technology, and shares his thoughts on how technology will influence the role of CPAs ..read more
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312: Video Tax News – A Family Affair
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by CPA Alberta
9M ago
What does it take to keep a family-run business going for more than 40 years? Can you avoid the drama of family dynamics? Video Tax News is a family business that was started over four decades ago by Tom and Linda Devaney, with the second generation taking the reins approximately 10 years ago. The next gen of VTN – siblings and co-owners Caitlin Butler CPA, CA, Joe Devaney CPA, CA, and Sheena Teshima – join us in the studio to talk about their experiences in taking over the family business and how they’ve managed to stay relevant and keep their clients and listeners engaged, especially during ..read more
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311: Lindsey Stephenson - The Way to Wellness
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by CPA Alberta
11M ago
Signs of stress and distress are all around us – in our colleagues, our peers, our families, and even in the mirror. How can you provide support to your networks, either as an individual or as a corporation? Better yet, how can you help yourself? Lindsey Stephenson is a CPA, CGA, and Registered Provisional Psychologist who, after 15 years in accounting, switched careers to pursue his passion of helping people reach their full potential. He joins our podcast to share his thoughts on how we can learn to cope with mental health struggles, anxiety, and stress ..read more
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310: Desiree Bedard – A powerful purpose
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by CPA Alberta
11M ago
Desiree Bedard CPA, CGA, is Director of Finance at Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, one of 26,000 non-profit organizations and charities currently operating in Alberta. In this episode, we chat about her pathway to working at a non-profit and the importance of finding a powerful purpose in your work-life ..read more
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309: Arun Mather - The Importance of Continuous Learning
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by CPA Alberta
11M ago
Continuous learning is a key component for success, and a requirement of the CPA profession in Canada. Recently, the profession expanded its requirements to include learning activities in the area of professional ethics. In this episode, Arun Mather FCPA, FCA, LPA, Director and Lead Instructor at UltimQuest Knowledge Inc., shares his thoughts on ethics and the importance of continuous learning ..read more
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308: Joe Devaney - The Evolution of Tax
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by CPA Alberta
1y ago
Change is a constant when it comes to the world of taxation. Every time there is a change to a tax law, or a new policy is announced for the benefit of taxpayers, CPAs are there to interpret and manage the implementation of those policies. All the recent changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic are an extreme example of how the rules and regulations evolve and impact how we interpret them in order to prepare our taxes. Joe Devaney CPA, CA and co-owner of Video Tax News (https://www.videotax.com), shares his views on the evolution of tax over the past few years ..read more
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307: A Campus Star - Arvie Isidro
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by CPA Alberta
1y ago
In 2021, CPA Alberta created the Capitalize Campus Stars program to recognize amazing Alberta post-secondary students who are dreaming of one day becoming CPAs. In its inaugural year, six students from different institutions were chosen for their passion, leadership, volunteerism, and commitment to building a better campus and a better community. In this episode, we speak with Arvie Justine Isidro, a Campus Star from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) about their experience as a mentor in the post-secondary world ..read more
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