Through the Liaison Officer service, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers free in-person support and guidance to small businesses and self-employed individuals to help you meet your tax obligations.
Want to save time and money?
CRA liaison officers are available across Canada to help ensure that business owners like you understand your tax obligations and are aware of possible tax deductions. Liaison officers will also explain how to avoid common errors that could end up costing time and money. You can request an in-person visit, or small business groups can request a seminar.
How does it work?
During a visit or seminar, a liaison officer will:
Answer tax-related questions (income tax, GST/HST and payroll)
Discuss business tax deductions
Explain common tax errors and financial benchmarks for your industry or a comparable one
Provide an overview of helpful tools and services offered by the CRA
Explain general bookkeeping concepts and best practices or, during in-person visits, offer advice and help with setting up an effective bookkeeping system for your business.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity