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Business Expenses – Deductible or Not?

By October 16, 2020January 20th, 2021No Comments

One of the most common questions I receive from my clients regarding their business expenses is

Can I deduct this against my business income? Is this a business expense? Is this tax-deductible?

Per the Canada Revenue Agency: In general, you can deduct any reasonable current expense you paid or will have to pay to earn business income. See below for additional details.

Personal Expenses are excluded from this discussion because they are not bonafide business expenses incurred to earn business income. They should not be included in your business expenses.

For example, groceries, haircuts & styling products, family vacations, fitness attire,  & meals for 1 person are not considered business expenses in most cases, unless you are a provider of which (grocery store, hairstylist, vacation hotel).

Determine what is deductible and what is not deductible can be tough, but that is where I can help.

See below for additional information relating to common business expenses.

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