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Construction


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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How Does GST/HST Apply when Exporting Tangible Goods from Canada?May 2nd, 2019

As Canadian companies continue to look for customers in other parts of the world, they must ensure that they take into consideration that Canada’s GST/HST...
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Could this Year’s Federal Budget Mean More Audits for Home Builders and Real Estate Developers?April 3rd, 2019

The federal budget (released on March 19, 2019), announced that the government intends to invest an additional $50 million dollars over the next 5 years...
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We are Knowledgeable in a Wide Variety of Construction and Real Estate Risks and Issues That Affect Your BusinessMarch 22nd, 2019

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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T5018 Information ReturnMarch 5th, 2019

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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GST/HST and Damage PaymentsJanuary 8th, 2019

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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