We are still in awe at the amazing community support for our first Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament, that we held June 22-24, 2018 at Edgar Athletic Park in Red Deer. The 15 team turnout was outstanding and we wanted to thank each of those teams for their commitment and go-get-em-ness that you all showed...even when the weather wasn't being our best friend.

To you...the teams that came out, thank you!...Because of all of you and your friends, family and supporters, we were able to raise $2,500 for Junior Achievement - Southern Alberta!!

A special thank you to "Cheeseburger & Liquor Picnic" and "Stinky Pits" for their full donation of their winnings back to the cause! As well as the winner of the 50/50 and "Last Minute" for their donations!

To our grand media sponsors at BIG 105 KRAZE 101-3 and rdnewsNOW - Everything Red Deer, we thank you for all the shout-outs about the event and bringing in a team of your own!

Our amazing team of volunteers for the committee, beer gardens, candy bags, and raffles, held the fort for the weekend and we appreciate every one of you!

We also want to send out a separate shout-out to all of our fantastic donors of all things from raffle prizes, barrow-of-booze items, team registration package items as well as prizing...thank you! Warren Sinclair LLPBMO Financial Group#TrishBooyServus Credit Union#CharissaCummingsGillrie Financial StrategiesFlying With Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd.Etek Office Equipment LtdAlberta Sports Hall of Fame and MuseumWesterner ParkWild Brewing Co.Heritage LanesTroubled MonkOcu-Dent DentalDixon & Associates Law OfficesTara VeerSouthside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram & RV CentreStantecState & MainTD Canada Trust#IanHillsGoodlife Fitness Red DeerMastermind ToysEarls Red DeerJessica SkrettingTara VenaasKristen MarieJoanne Hansen AdamsStacey Viola May Poier...we really hope we didn't leave any one out...please know that we appreciate everything and all of you!

You can see all the photos here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/pivotalcpa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2025067404470751

Now, on to planning for next years potential!!

Cheers!!!

The Provincial Government is making changes to the Employment Standards with their Bill 17. Changes come into effect January 1, 2018, with the exception of the Youth Employment Standards which come into effect on May 1, 2018. Changes include the following:

Leaves

The new changes now include eleven types of unpaid, job protected leaves. Employees are eligible for each of these leaves after 90 days of employment (up from one year).

Most Canadians, and no doubt all small business owners, have heard a lot over the past few months about “income sprinkling”. On December 12, 2017, the Department of Finance released its final proposals concerning this issue.

Here is what you need to know:

What it is not

  • The proposed new measures are not directed at wages or salaries paid to family members. These amounts may be paid, and deducted by the business, if they are a reasonable business expense.

We have some exciting news to share to start off 2018 with a bang! 

As of January 1, 2018, we are proud to welcome Konstantin Neykurs to our Partner group!

Holding a passive investment portfolio inside a private corporation

The current system allows for a tax deferral of the individual tax payable if the shareholder leaves funds in the corporation for passive investment purposes instead of being distributed to the shareholders, through taxable dividends or salary, for the shareholders to invest personally.