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Construction


We are Knowledgeable in a Wide Variety of Construction and Real Estate Risks and Issues That Affect Your BusinessMarch 20th, 2020

DJB has a long history of providing professional services to a variety of construction and real estate businesses throughout Niagara, Hamilton, and Halton. Whether your...
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Is Your Construction Company Prepared for a Digital Transformation?February 25th, 2020

The construction industry overall has been rather slow to adopt new technology. More than half of construction managers spend 2% or less of their revenue...
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Personal Real Estate Corporations: Advantages Vs. DisadvantagesDecember 18th, 2019

Many real estate agents are anxiously watching the status of Bill 145, Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019.  At the time of writing, this...
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Percentage of Completion Accounting Method – Best PracticesOctober 10th, 2019

Many industries and firms use the Percentage of Completion (POC) method of accounting for revenue recognition. However due to a number of variables affecting such...
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Meet the Lead of Our Construction & Real Estate Sector Services: Tom SawchukSeptember 13th, 2019

The core of Tom’s practice is providing audit and assurance services to owner-managed businesses in a wide range of industries. He also has experience in...
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To Lease or To Buy, Is It a Matter of The Lesser of Two Evils?August 6th, 2019

If you are a business needing to purchase new equipment, the question naturally arises: What is the best option, to lease or buy? Understanding the...
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FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER INCENTIVE: New PossibilityJune 13th, 2019

Budget 2019 proposed the new Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) first-time home buyer incentive, which is a shared equity mortgage that would give eligible...
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HOME BUYERS’ PLAN: Enhanced PossibilitiesJune 11th, 2019

The HBP allows first-time home buyers (special rules apply for those with a disability) to withdraw amounts from their RRSP to buy or build a...
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The Effects of Federal Carbon Tax on Construction ContractsJune 4th, 2019

On April 1, 2019 the Federal Carbon Tax came into effect, increasing the price of Diesel Fuel by 5.4 cents per litre, gasoline by 4.4...
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Bare Trusts and GST/HSTMay 28th, 2019

There has been increased Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audit activity as it relates to bare trusts and GST/HST.  It isn’t uncommon to see those involved...
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