Resources & Articles

Year: 2015


HST RemindersDecember 21st, 2015

RC 4616 GST/HST Closely Related Election Following up on a previous blog post entitled GST/HST Election for Closely Related Corporations and Canadian Partnerships, corporations and...
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Creating Value in Your BusinessDecember 3rd, 2015

Business value is a touchy subject with owners these days.  In general, corporate values are down because of the economy, but as baby boomer business...
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GST/HST When Constructing a Residential ComplexNovember 19th, 2015

The Excise Tax Act (The Act) contains a number of self-supply rules that pertain when a person builds a ‘residential complex’ for the purpose of...
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Use of a Professional Corporation on RetirementOctober 29th, 2015

For professionals, the use of a professional corporation (PC) can provide key benefits in terms of income splitting and income tax deferral.  However, professionals often...
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HR 101 Luncheon Series WaitlistSeptember 25th, 2015

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Crisis Proofing Your BusinessAugust 18th, 2015

Having worked with business owners for the past 25 years, I’ve come to realize that even successful owners don’t always have fail-safes in place to...
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HST Recaptured ITC Phase OutJuly 23rd, 2015

As you may remember, when the Ontario PST and GST were harmonized in 2010, large corporate groups with over $10,000,000 of taxable sales were subject...
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How Will Canada Address GST/HST on Digital Downloads?May 21st, 2015

Over the past year, you may have read in the news the issues concerning GST/HST as it relates to digitally downloaded movies, TV shows and...
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2015 Provincial Budget CommentaryApril 24th, 2015

On April 23, 2015 Finance Minister Charles Sousa introduced Ontario’s 2015 budget.  As many were expecting, the budget did not offer any changes to the business or personal income tax rates....
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2015 Federal Budget CommentaryApril 22nd, 2015

On April 21, 2015 the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, presented Canada’s Economic Action Plan (Budget) 2015 to the House of Commons. The Government’s fiscal positions include a deficit in...
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