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Tax Implications on U.S. Property Purchases
A client (Canadian resident) recently asked whether he was required to complete tax form T1135 for a condo purchased in Florida for CAD$125,000 equivalent.  The simple answer – it depends!  Form T1135 is used for foreign income verification and is …
Family Trusts
Introducing a family trust as part of a corporate structure may offer huge benefits but its merits should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Help! I’m Being Audited by CRA
Receiving the ‘T1 Processing Review’ notice may make you feel like you are being audited but in reality, this is a common practice.
SB in the Community
Jas Brar, Founder and CEO is the visionary behind the ‘Entripy Way’. In 1999, as a student at the University of Toronto, Jas identified a gap in the custom apparel market.
Childhood Treasures - A Heads Up on Capital Gains
Remember those trading cards that you had so much fun collecting? It might be time to dig those out of storage. A Wayne Gretzky rookie card was recently sold for a record-breaking $475,000. Before you cash out though, make sure you are aware of the …
Having Your Cottage Owned by a Family Trust Has its Benefits
A tax question I am often asked, especially when thoughts turn to summer activities, whether one's cottage should be owned by a family trust.
Selling Your Business is a Process
If selling your business is an option that you wish to explore and possibly move forward with, we highly recommend that you follow a structured process involving preparation and market execution. Further, expect timelines of six to eighteen months …
SB in the Community
It’s been an exciting ride for CEO and Co-Founder of The Other Bird Inc., Erin Dunham. In just under five years, The Other Bird has opened six restaurants in the Burlington and Hamilton area, with no plans of slowing down.
SB in the Community
Interview with Susan Hyatt, CEO and Co-founder of Silver Sherpa.
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An Evolution of Not-for-Profits - Is There an App for That?
“An Evolution of Not-for-Profits” is specifically designed for Executive Directors, Board Chairs and Officers who are looking at what the future may have in store for their organizations.
Why the Next Generation is Creating Disruptive Change in the Not-for-Profit World
Heather Turnbull, of Turnbull Consulting Group and co-facilitator of Think Camp 2016, spoke with one of our experienced panelists, Daniel Francavilla. As a seasoned Not-for-Profit professional, Daniel reveals (below) why the next generation is …
Hiring a Post Secondary Graduate
There are many government programs out there to help businesses. However, it can be frustrating trying to figure out what is out there, whether you qualify and how to find the documents. One program that may be of interest is the Youth Employment …
First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit (HBTC)
Are you a first-time home buyer? Did you know you can claim an amount of $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home acquired in 2015? To be eligible for the Home Buyer’s Tax Credit (HBTC) you must meet the following criteria...
Do You Have a Succession Plan for Your CFO/Controller?
Recently, I had the privilege of meeting with a group of financial professionals to discuss CFO/Controller succession planning. The subject was topical given findings from a 2013 study authored by the Financial Executives International Canada, the …
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