Resources & Articles

Year: 2014


GST/HST Year-End RemindersDecember 19th, 2014

With 2015 fast approaching, there are a number of timely GST/HST items to consider: 1. The CRA’s administrative tolerance on any filing issues regarding Bare...
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Business Valuations for the Professional PracticeDecember 12th, 2014

There are numerous reasons why a business valuation may need to be undertaken.  Some of these are dispute resolution, matrimonial breakdowns and corporate reorganizations.  Due...
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Tax Insider: 2014 RemunerationDecember 8th, 2014

2014 REMUNERATION Some general guidelines to follow in remunerating the owner of a Canadian- Controlled Private Corporation earning “active business income” include: There are generally...
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Tax Insider: Year-End Tax PlanningDecember 8th, 2014

December 31, 2014 is fast approaching… see below for a list of tax planning considerations. Please contact us for further details or to discuss whether...
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Tax Insider: 2014 Personal Income Tax Return ChecklistDecember 5th, 2014

2014 PERSONAL INCOME TAX RETURN CHECKLIST SECTIONS: A. Information – All Clients Must Provide B. Additional Information – New Clients Must Provide C. Questions To...
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GST/HST and Damage PaymentsNovember 14th, 2014

Given the vastness of the GST/HST rules, it is wise to check the GST/HST rules for all transactions, especially those that are non-routine, such as...
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WSIB & Independent Operators in ConstructionNovember 11th, 2014

As many are aware, the rules related to WSIB in the construction industry changed significantly in January 2013. Major changes included the calculation of premiums...
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T5018 Information ReturnNovember 11th, 2014

One of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) strategies to combat the ever-growing underground economy is to require construction businesses to file an annual T5018 return. A...
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Using a Collaborative Approach in DivorceOctober 30th, 2014

The dissolution of a marriage is never a pleasant process. But a novel legal approach is attempting to make divorce a less onerous ordeal for...
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Hospitality – A Look at the State of the IndustryOctober 30th, 2014

Like many other industries in North America, the hospitality industry hit its peak performance in 2008 and then suffered a dramatic drop-off during the recession....
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