Resources & Articles

Year: 2016


Significant Changes to Tax Planning Related to Life Insurance PoliciesJuly 14th, 2016

The planning surrounding life insurance policies held by private corporations is a model that has been in use for the better part of two decades....
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Latest Ruling on the Pipeline StrategyJuly 8th, 2016

  Over the last number of years dividend rates have gone up such that they are significantly higher than capital gains rates.  For taxable income...
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Changes to the GST/HST ReturnJune 29th, 2016

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has made changes that will affect the information you will require to file your GST/HST returns going forward.  Going forward,...
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Ontario HST Recaptured Input Tax Credit Phase Out – ReminderJune 16th, 2016

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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Business Spotlight: Financial Services GroupMay 26th, 2016

It’s often said that ‘two heads are better than one’. With that in mind, the Business Valuation and Economic Loss groups have formally joined forces to...
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HST Rate Changes for 2016May 19th, 2016

As provincial governments continue to spend more than their tax revenue, they continue to find ways to increase their revenue.   A number of provinces in...
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Your Auto Insurance – Changes Are A’Comin’ …. And They Won’t Generally Be In Your Favour.May 12th, 2016

First, a quick overview of how the system works: Under the Ontario “no-fault” insurance system (the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule, or SABS), if you are...
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Alternative Dispute Resolution – Consider Your Options Carefully!May 5th, 2016

I’m going to start by repeating what I’ve said in previous articles:  I’ve been involved in litigation support on matrimonial and shareholder disputes for years...
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Diminishing Tax AdvantagesApril 28th, 2016

Although anyone can take advantage of tax-saving programs, not everyone will. For those that do implement these programs, they may be able to save thousands...
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2016 Federal Budget Summary for ProfessionalsApril 21st, 2016

For shareholders of Professional Corporations, the 2016 Federal Budget should have been received with mixed feelings.  There were rumors that Canada may follow Quebec and...
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