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Small Business Tax – What you need to know

Thursday, October 10 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Grande Prairie

Join us to learn more about what you’re trying to avoid – Taxes!

As a small business owners its important to know how taxes can affect your business operations – we will be covering:

  • The tax differences between sole prop, partnerships and corporations
  • When does it make sense to incorporate from a tax standpoint?
  • Deductions for self-employed
  • Characteristics of taxes paid by businesses (GST, payroll and income) and when are they due
  • Business expenses that can be written off
  • Types of bookkeeping reports that entrepreneurs should pay attention to

About your Facilitators:

Kari R. A. Speaker Smith

SPECIALIZES IN – Private Enterprise – small to medium sized business support, Estate planning, Corporate business purchase and sale negotiation, Family and shareholder business mediation
Municipal and not-for-profit audit and accounting
EDUCATION – Chartered Professional Accountant (2015), Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Accountant (1993), Bachelor of Management, University of Lethbridge, Ongoing professional development courses
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Fletcher Mudryk LLP, Davis Kohlsmith & Kay, Peat Marwick Thorne (K.P.M.G.)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP – Entrepreneurial CAs of Edmonton, Financial Planners Standards Council, Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, CPAs of Grande Prairie
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – Former Merit Review Committee – ICAA, Former Recognition Committee Member – ICAA, Ambassador and Past Treasurer – Community Foundation of Northwest Alberta, Past Chairman and Board member – Alexander Forbes Playground Society, Active coach and manager of several local youth sports programs

APPROACH TO WORKING WITH CLIENTS – I focus on a hands-on, roll up your sleeves personal approach. I look forward to understanding your business and where you want to take it, so we can brainstorm options to facilitate how to get there in the future. I continue to educate myself in our current economy, upcoming tax planning options and look for a keep it simple strategy for you and your business endeavors.

WHAT I ENJOY DOING OUTSIDE OF WORK – I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling around the world with my husband and kids, experiencing new people, new communities, and new cultures with them. I have a passion for weight training in order to enjoy my adventures to the fullest.

Drew W. Mudryk

SPECIALIZES IN  – Small to medium sized locally owned businesses and larger corporate groups, Corporate and personal tax advisory and preparation, Compliance assurance services
EDUCATION – Chartered Professional Accountant (2015), Chartered Accountant (2015), Bachelor of Commerce, University of Lethbridge (2010), Ongoing professional development courses
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP – Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, Grande Prairie Chapter of CPA’s
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – Treasurer – Grande Prairie Motocross Association, Vice President – Grande Prairie Chapter of CPA’s

APPROACH TO WORKING WITH CLIENTS – I actively listen to my clients and follow up with clarifying questions to ensure I have a comprehensive understanding of their business, issues and goals. I use this information to identify planning opportunities, mitigate risks and work with my clients achieve their goals.

WHAT I ENJOY DOING OUTSIDE OF WORK – I enjoy travelling to new countries, staying active and spending time with friends and family. You can find me at the motocross track or golf course in the summers and at the ski hill or the hockey rink in the winter.

Jesse Noppibul – more to come



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