Business/Self-employed Income Tax Checklist

To prepare your Business Income Tax, bring in the following details for each separate business:

Details of business:

  • Name of business
  • Address
  • Fiscal year end (if not December 31)
  • Main product or service


  • Income on T4A slip
  • Income not on T4A slip (sales, fees, etc.)

Cost of goods sold:

  • Inventory at start and end of year
  • Purchases
  • Sub-contracts and wages
  • Other direct costs


  • Advertising
  • Meals and entertainment (staff and non-staff)
  • Bad debts
  • Insurance
  • Interest
  • Business tax, fees, licences, dues, memberships, and subscriptions
  • Office expenses
  • Supplies
  • Legal, accounting, and other professional fees
  • Management and administration fees
  • Rent
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Salaries, wages, and benefits (including employer’s contributions)
  • Property taxes
  • Travel