In celebration of our 10th year of business, we want to extend a big THANK YOU!!

Please accept our service voucher of up to $40 this upcoming 2017 Income Tax season, which you can access and print from the home page of our web site.

We strive to provide many more years of quality service for our community! Don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE, and COMMENT on our Facebook page or our website. We would love to hear about how Balanced Business Bookkeeping Solutions has helped you! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Education and Your Future

Well, June has come and gone already! Another school year done as we celebrate the new graduates. On one hand we are cheering “Yeah summer holidays!” while on the other hand we wonder where the past six months have gone.

On the topic of education, and being a mother of a child who is entering into post graduate studies, an article that came upon me was quite intriguing. This article mentioned how there seems a necessity for education for your career, but also stressed the major impact of education loans.

Overall, when putting numbers to paper, the financial implications even within a 10 year time frame is quite substantial. Within the first ten years after a persons’ graduation, a portion of their income is going toward paying this loan instead of their financial future. The implications over this short 10 year time frame actually compounds drastically over subsequent years and affects your financial future right through your retirement years.

There are many other options to consider instead of that education loan. Whether a parent, grandparent, or student, this long term financial implication is definitely something to strongly look into … for yours and loved one’s futures …

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CFWR info


Pamela Habing, CED & Marketing Coordinator of Community Futures Winnipeg River located in Lac du Bonnet has announced a couple of things noteworthy to pass along!

Firstly, on June 15th they will be hosting their annual AGM and Award presentation. This wonderful event includes a catered diner, award presentations and cash bar. RSVP required.

Secondly, they will he holding an “Exploring Entrepreneurship Workshop” and “Explore Eastern Manitoba Photo Contest.”

For interest in attending or registering for any of these three events, please e-mail me at, or contact CFWR at 204-345-2514


NOTE the following CRA update due to their error …

Filing deadline extension

For individuals filing their 2014 income tax and benefit returns, late filing penalties will not be applied to returns filed by midnight on May 5th (local time), regardless of the filing method.  In addition, interest will not be charged on any amount owing for the 2014 tax year during the period from April 30 up to and including May 5, 2015.

For self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners, the deadline to file their 2014 income tax and benefit returns is midnight on June 15, 2015 (local time), and any balance owing is due by April 30, 2015. However, interest will not be charged on any amount owing for 2014 during the period from April 30 up to and including May 5, 2015.

The CRA sincerely regrets and apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.

For more information please refer to the following link:


Due to previous CRA announcements and changes, I want to ensure that you are properly informed regarding the Personal Income Tax deadline.

As some of you may have read or heard, CRA had previously made an announcement stating that the filing dead line is May 5th. THIS IS INCORRECT.

Please note that CRA has since addressed this incorrect announcement and confirmed that the 2014 deadline for personal Income Taxes is April 30th, 2015. For Small business owners, the deadline is June 15th, however any balances owing for both personal and business taxes are due by April 30th, 2015 in order to avoid any interest and penalties.

Please refer to for more information.

Tax Filing

Well here we are … spring has sprung and almost another Income Tax season over. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to another topic.

There is still a bit of time left, so I thought I’d send you a gentle reminder that Income Tax filing and any balance owing is due by the end of the month in order to avoid any late fees, interest and penalties. CRA has made the process of filing even faster with convenient E-filing, direct deposit, and through convenient CRA e-mails when you sign up with your own personal on-line CRA access account.

Tell your friends and family to contact Balanced Business Bookkeeping Solutions if they still need assistance with filing their Return. And don’t forget I have another prize draw at the end of the month for those loyal followers signed up on my web site to receive my convenient information posts by e-mail.

In the meantime, I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for what topics you would like to know about from me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Web Follower Winner!!

Congratulations to our March/15 prize winner for being a loyal follower of Balanced Business Bookkeeping Solutions information web posts!!

This person has been notified separately in order to claim their prize.

Stay tuned for future information posts, and announcement of our April/15 prize winner! Thank you for being a loyal follower! Get your friends and family to sign up as a follower so that they can benefit too!

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