Do you have questions about filing your self-employment income tax return? Not sure what you can deduct?

Our friends from the Port Colborne Economic Development Department are putting on an exciting seminar that we would like to share!

The city of Port Colborne, through its Economic Development Division, is hosting a CRA tax information seminar on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 10 am. An experienced Canada Revenue Agency Liaison Officer will facilitate the seminar. The Liaison Officer Service is a program developed by the Canada Revenue Agency that is designed to assist small businesses and self-employed individuals understand the Ins and Outs of the tax system. The goal is to help local businesses navigate the tax system and provides an opportunity for local businesses to interact directly with CRA. Topics discussed will include:

  • Business tax deductions
  • Common tax mistakes and how to avoid them,
  • Books and record keeping tips and tricks,
  • General bookkeeping concepts, best practices and how to use benchmarking to your advantage and
  • Valuable information on the CRA’s online services.
Participant involvement is encouraged in an interactive atmosphere that allows business owners and managers to ask questions to help enhance understanding and fulfilling the necessary tax obligations. The seminar is free but space is limited, registration is required.

For more information about this and other upcoming business and entrepreneurship seminars and workshops, call 905-835-2900 ext. 502

Email: or, visit

Register Here
And don't forget about the Port Colborne Business and Entrepreneurship Support Services!

The Port Colborne Business and Entrepreneurship Support Services (BESS) was established as a hub for small business support services, in order to increase the accessibility and level of support available to our residents interested in entrepreneurship. BESS is a collaboration between the City of Port Colborne’s Community and Economic Development Department and the City of Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre.

The BESS office encourages and supports the enterprising spirit and economic vitality of our city by assisting new and existing entrepreneurs with the creation, development 
and growth of local businesses. The BESS office also serves as a satellite centre for the Niagara Falls Small Business Centre.

Business development consultations take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Roselawn Centre, 296 Fielden Ave, Port Colborne.


Economic Development Officer
City Hall, 66 Charlotte Street,
Port Colborne
Ontario, L3K 3C8
905-835-2900 ext 502
Visit the Small Business Services page

 Dean Spironello   
  Business Information Officer   
 Small Business Enterprise Centre  
City of Niagara Falls
4321 Queen Street 
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2K9 
(905) 356-7521 ext 5005
Fax 905-357-9293

We are happy to answer your questions.

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