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Domestic Tax


Tax Implications for Engineering Firms Planning Employee Transfers to CanadaJanuary 24th, 2020

Training a new recruit can be costly and time-consuming, especially if it is for a highly specialized project or growing service area such as a...
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We Can Assist You with Tax and Estate Preparation Planning for You and Your Loved OnesJanuary 10th, 2020

At DJB we know that the thought of losing a loved one is hard enough. Let us assist you with tax and estate preparation and...
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TRUSTS FOR DISABLED BENEFICIARIES: Good News!December 20th, 2019

One common planning technique for disabled individuals involves the use of a trust under which the trustees possess ultimate discretion over any distributions to be...
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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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PROTECTING YOUR TAX INFORMATION: Comments from CRADecember 12th, 2019

CRA released a Tax Tip (Protecting your personal information) on August 6, 2019 which provided various suggestions to safeguard tax information, including the following: Signing...
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EMPLOYMENT EXPENSES: Commuting?December 10th, 2019

In an August 15, 2019 Tax Court of Canada case, at issue was the deductibility of a number of employment expenses (primarily travel, lodging and...
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UNCLAIMED BANK DEPOSITS OR PROPERTY: Could Christmas Come Early?November 28th, 2019

Unclaimed property refers to accounts at banks, financial institutions, and other organizations where there has been no activity generated or contact with the owner for...
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I Own a Small Business. Should I Incorporate?November 18th, 2019

I have a small business.  Should I incorporate it?  I often get this question.  The answer depends on a number of factors.  LET’S FIRST LOOK...
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Does The TOSI Reasonable Return Exclusion Apply to Family Trusts?November 13th, 2019

The CRA recently considered that taxable dividends paid to an individual, who has never been involved in or contributed to a business, might meet the...
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TAXABLE BENEFIT: Parking PassNovember 7th, 2019

In a June 10, 2019 Federal Court of Appeal case, the Court upheld the previous Tax Court decision which classified an employer-provided parking pass as...
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