I hired Esther of AAPC to complete my year end accounting and tax returns for my company this year. Esther completed the work on time and on budget with no issues. But that doesn't tell the story.
Last year, I didn't use a Chartered Professional Accountant, as designated by the Province of Alberta. As a result, there were several errors and inconsistencies in my previous year end. Esther methodically and patiently educated me on what did not match Alberta standards and then took the corrective action.
Also included in my year end, was a request from Revenue Canada to review my travel expenses for last year. Again, Esther educated me on the process then completed all the fact gathering and communicating with Revenue Canada. My job was to fully understand what we were doing and why, ultimately, I signed off on all submissions with confidence.
I highly recommend Esther and her company AAPC for general accounting, year-end taxes and managing those oddball CRA requests.
I visited Esther's office when I first joined BNI. That was among my first one to one that I did. I asked her to do my taxes and I started collecting all the expenses and income for the previous year. I sent Esther all the paper works on the last day of April this year which happened to be on a Sunday. She was able to look at it and asked for more information on the same day. I replied to all her questions and Esther was able to get the tax completed the next day which was the cut-off date to file your taxes.
Thus, I avoided paying the penalty from CRA. According to Podcast No. 516, hiring a qualified accountant will result in a well-done tax returns with good refunds and which covers easily the fees paid for the service. I was happy to see the refunds in my bank account. Eventually, I used the money to invest it in my RRSP with another BNI member. Thank you, Esther, for making the most of my tax returns and will use your services for the next fiscal year.
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