We like to celebrate life's special moments, cheer on our clients, spread a little good news and inspire with a bit of imagination, because we believe these are what brings life true value.
According to the OECD, Canada is ranked the 3rd happiest nation in the world for 2012! However, when analyzing the ”Work-Life Balance,” Canada landed themselves at #20. This is a result of several things… but most importantly, Canadians devote only 14.25 hours of their day to leisure and personal care (including sleeping and eating). Denmark scored highest in this category, spending over 16 hours in leisure. Here at Black Tulip we can help you can gain back some extra hours of leisure time by leaving the extra work to us. Discover how our services can be more rewarding then you know!
If you’ve been by our office lately, you may have noticed some new faces. Last week Black Tulip opened its doors to Hiatus Design, an interior design company who lost their office space due to a fire. Dana, owner of Hiatus moved in with her 3 employees, and her dog Burdock, who is now best friends with Pasha!
Check out our new tennants here! http://www.hiatusdesign.ca/
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Not that we need a holiday to admire our staff’s hard work, but just to emphasize – we love our team here at Black Tulip! According to the IAAP, there are over “475,000 administrative professionals employed in Canada”, and we have … Continue reading
Click Here & check out this great explanation of the word “Tulip”.
Credits to our friend, Katherine Barber - Canada’s Word Lady.
All the girls love Pink Tartan here at Black Tulip. And we know you will too. Celebrate spring Pink Tartan style at this great event at their new store in Bayview Village!
It’s that time of the year where everyone starts emerging from their homes from the long winter, and begins the process of preparing for those warm summer months.
This process, fondly called ‘spring cleaning,’ can sometimes have an overwhelming number of tasks involved. We’ve already had a few clients calling us for personal assistance.
Do you need some help? Feel free to call us with your tasks, and we’ll be sure to figure it out!
After you finish filing your taxes, it’s important to keep all your paperwork on hand. Although you would probably like to forget about them as soon as they’re processed, it is necessary to keep your documents around for seven years. This will help to avoid any future headaches if you’re selected for review by the CRA!
Last weekend we all turned our clocks one hour forward. For many a loss of one hour can throw off their routine, for others not at all. Have you managed to adjust?
Although there have been mixed reviews here at Black Tulip, one thing we all agree on is that we enjoy that extra hour of daylight in the evening!
At Black Tulip we also like to help you save time – during tax season, that is something that is definitely needed!
Today’s tip is to set up direct deposits with Canada Revenue Agency for your tax refund. Amanda says “I know for me, it alleviates stress because I’m not constantly wondering if there’s a cheque in the mail that’s getting lost or misplaced. Usually within two weeks of filing my tax return, I can expect to see money go into my account. The same goes for my HST credit. There’s no payment set-up fee, you just have to fill out the form and they do the rest. If you sign up online, it’s a lot easier to keep track of the progress as well, which keeps you in-the-know.”
This is the website for the info: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/drct_dpst-eng.html