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Carmela Pirillo CPA
Carmela Pirillo CPA
Carmela Pirillo CPA
Carmela Pirillo CPA has been providing Accounting and Bookkeeping Services to Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham and GTA areas; as well as businesses in Alberta, BC, Manitoba & Saskatchewan.
Self-Employed Finances
Are you self-employed or not?

Believe it or not, MANY people come to us not knowing their personal business status. And that can affect your tax return!

Many people think they are NOT self-employed or a Sole Trader, but in fact are! These situations need identifying so that you are adhering to your correct tax obligations.

If you identify with any of the following, you could well be considered a Freelancer. If this is you, give us a call, and we can help check your status:

  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Photography
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
Do you perform any of the following:

Believe it or not, MANY people come to us not knowing their personal financial & business status!

  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Photography
  • Consulting
  • Marketing

Check further examples below to see if you identify

Contract Work

If you perform work for someone that you do not have an employment relationship with:

  • Construction & Renovation
  • IT Services
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Handyman
Property Rentals
Property & Rental Income

If you earn income from property you own or have the rights to, in an independent capacity:

  • Airbnb & Room Rental
  • Cottage Rental
  • Foreign Property Rental
  • Storage
  • Own Car & Tool Rental
Artisan/Creative Work

If you sell crafts/objects you have created yourself and sell from your home or online:

  • Handmade Products
  • Artwork
  • Furniture
  • Cards & Books
  • Jewelery
Delivery Driver
Delivery Services

If you provide delivery or courier services independently:

  • Packages
  • Grocery Delivery
  • Uber
  • Pizza Delivery
  • Pet Supplies

If you perform for any of the following performing arts or entertainment services:

  • Singer or Musician
  • Acting
  • Dancer or Instructor
  • Live-Streaming
Trades and Skilled Labor

If you offer a trade or labor service, directly to a client or business:

  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Landscaping
  • Snow Clearance
  • Labourer & Farm Helper
Fitness Instructor
Consulting and Advising

Providing specialised consulting, advice or coaching, independently:

  • Sports Coach
  • Life Coach
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Fitness Trainer
Event Services

If you provide any of the following tasks at an event in an independent capacity:

  • Catering
  • Photography
  • DJ, Singer
  • Videography
  • Event Staff
How Qualified Accountants help you best!
Accountants play a crucial role in assisting individuals with their tax obligations.
Tax Returns
Income Tax Returns
Accountants prepare and file income tax returns on behalf of individuals, ensuring accuracy and compliance with tax laws. They help optimize deductions and credits to minimize the tax burden.
Tax Compliance
Tax Compliance
Accountants ensure individuals comply with ever-changing tax laws and regulations. Staying current with tax codes, they help individuals avoid penalties and legal issues related to non-compliance.
Maintaining accurate and organized financial records is crucial for tax purposes. Accountants assist individuals in organizing their financial documents and maintaining a record-keeping system that supports tax filings.
Tax Planning
Tax Planning
Accountants help individuals plan their financial activities in a tax-efficient manner, identifying opportunities to reduce tax liabilities through legitimate strategies.
Filing Extensions
Filing Extensions
In cases where individuals need more time to gather necessary documents, accountants can file for extensions to avoid late filing penalties.
Estate Tax
Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning
Accountants assist individuals in planning for estate and inheritance taxes, ensuring that assets are transferred efficiently and tax implications are minimized.