Most taxpayers sit down to do their annual tax return, or wait to hear from their tax return preparer, with some degree of trepidation. In most cases taxpayers don’t know until their return is compl...
Our tax system is, for the most part, a mystery to individual Canadians. The rules surrounding income tax are complicated and it can seem that for every rule there is an equal number of exceptions or ...
By the time most Canadians sit down to organize their various tax slips and receipts and undertake to complete their tax return for 2020, the most significant opportunities to minimize the tax bill fo...
When the pandemic was declared just over a year ago, the federal government announced a wide range of benefits to help mitigate the financial stress experienced by those who lost jobs or saw their hou...
While the obligation to file a tax return recurs annually, that return form is never exactly the same from year to year. Tax brackets and allowable deduction and credit amounts change each year and, m...
Each year, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) publishes a statistical summary of the tax filing patterns of Canadians during the previous filing season. Those statistics for the 2020 filing season show t...
Income tax is a big-ticket item for most retired Canadians. Especially for those who are happily free of the requirement to make mortgage payments, the annual tax bill may be the single biggest annual...
Over the past month, millions of Canadians have received what was probably an unexpected (and unwelcome) communication from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), in the form of a T4A slip. That T4A slip li...
Two quarterly newsletters have been added—one dealing with personal issues, and one dealing with corporate issues....
Welcome to CGL Strategic Business & Tax Advisors!
Voted Best of Red Deer 7 years in a row (5 Gold - 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) (2 Bronze - 2019, 2017) in the Red Deer Readers' Choice Awards;
Named to Alberta Venture's 2016 Fast Growth 50 List;
Listed in ThreeBestRated for Accounting firms in Red Deer (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016);
Winner For The Best Accountants in Red Deer (2021) from Quality Business Awards
To protect our staff from COVID-19 our office is currently CLOSED to the public but OPEN for Mail, Courier, and Appointments only.
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Getting ready for tax season? Fill out our T1 Tax Package.
New Personal Tax Client to CGL? Don't forget the CRA Authorization.
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We are a blue-collar Chartered Professional Accountant firm serving clients in Central Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, and even further to British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the Maritimes all from our office in Red Deer.
There is a difference between a tax planner and a tax preparer. We prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities, or what we like to call "tax optimization."
We assist our clients in accumulating wealth by improving business processes and through tax optimization strategies to help them:
Minimize Tax. Maximize Profit. Multiply Success.™
It isn't just about saving you on your income tax for this year, but rather for many years. Sometimes coming up with a long-term strategy can help you keep your taxes low overall, rather than just for one year.
You don't need to wait until tax season to meet with us. We provide our individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Or, if you don't live close by, you can always set up a conference call and use our toll-free number. In fact, there are many clients that we sometimes rarely see because they don't live anywhere near Red Deer.
We encourage you to read the testimonials on our Why Choose Us page to give you a better idea how others feel about our services. We encourage feedback, it's the only way for us to serve you better, please click on the comments link on the top right corner to mention a suggestion, or refer a friend.
We are also very involved in giving back to our communities, for more information, or to request a donation or sponsorship, check out our In The Community page.