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VIDEO LEGACY: What Message Am I Leaving?August 15th, 2019

When conducting our estate plans, we are often focused on the distribution of assets (such as homes, bank accounts, investments, and interest in private corporations),...
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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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Everything Employers Need to Know About Overtime PayAugust 1st, 2019

Each year 15,000-21,000 complaints are filed with the Ministry of Labour by employees.  Overtime pay is included in the top 5 most popular complaints.  In...
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The Real Economy, Canada Vol. 2July 25th, 2019

We are excited to share Volume 2 of The Real Economy, Canada, a quarterly publication dedicated to providing the Canadian middle market with a clear...
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Our HistoryJuly 16th, 2019

Since 1940, Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP (DJB) has been providing financial and business consulting services to companies of all sizes. We can assist...
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File Your Tax ReturnJuly 11th, 2019

Quite often I will get a call from someone saying that they haven’t filed their tax return for a number of years or they are...
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How Does GST/HST Apply to Airbnb/Short-term Rentals?July 4th, 2019

The popularity of Airbnb, short-term rental pools for cottages and vacation properties continues to grow.  One aspect of venturing into the short-term rental game is...
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SAUNA AND HYDROTHERAPY POOL: Medical Expense Tax CreditJune 24th, 2019

In a December 4, 2018 Technical Interpretation, CRA was asked whether the costs of installing a steam shower (sauna) and hydrotherapy pool could be eligible...
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When the Auditor Comes KnockingJune 18th, 2019

Say the word ‘audit’ and people instantly become nervous. Relax, it doesn’t have to be this way. Just because you receive an audit notice, do...
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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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