As a business grows, so does its needs. The decision to incorporate your business at any stage of your growth is a very important one and something that will dictate what you are able to do in the future. As your business changes and adapts so too should your business structure.

A common scenario is for businesses to start out as sole proprietorships or partnerships and become incorporated at a later date when the business has grown to a level that necessitates the switch. When incorporating your business, here are the main advantages to consider:

Limited Liability

  • You reduce your own personal liability
  • Protect your personal assets


  • Unlimited life-span
  • Continue to exist irrespective of ownership

Raising Funds

  • Corporations can borrow
  • Ability to borrow from the corporation

Lower Tax Rate

  • Canadian-controlled private corporation tax is about 21%
  • Personal income received as dividends or reinvested into the corporation

Income Splitting

  • Involving family members
  • Reducing tax liability

Small Business Tax Deduction

  • 16% on the first $200,000 of taxable income
  • May lower tax rate

Incorporating your business can be complicated, but Positive Accounting is here to help. Contact us today for more information on what you need to do to get started.

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