New Online Tools to Help Small BIZ Owners

Geoff Archambault of Century 21 Advanced Realty, Elmwood-Transcona MP Lawrence Toet, Minister of National Revenue Gail Shea, and Transcona BIZ executive director Wendy Galagan appear at a roundtable discussion for small business owners on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. (OFFICE OF LAWRENCE TOET / HANDOUT)

Small business was the topic of the day on Wednesday as local business owners gathered to discuss issues facing them with the federal government.

The discussion centred around a number of initiatives the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has introduced to reduce the burden placed on small businesses.

“Our government recognizes how important small businesses are to the Canadian economy. We look forward to continuing discussions with business owners about how CRA’s online initiatives can help them build their business,” said Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue.

New online videos have been developed by the CRA to cover topics such as payroll, employer-provided gifts and awards and parking, record-keeping, reporting business income and expenses, how to start a new business with the CRA, and changes to the Canada Pension Plan.

The meeting was also attended by Elmwood-Transcona MP Lawrence Toet, and Transcona Business Improvement Zone executive director Wendy Galagan.

— Staff

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