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A new report from CPA Canada, released in advance of the federal budget, says that a review of Canada’s tax system should focus on making the tax system simpler, fairer, more efficient, and internationally competitive. Canada’s last major overhaul of tax law was in the pre-internet days of 1972. GGFL’s Head of Tax Chad Saikaley agrees the system is out of date, and with legislated add-ons over the decades has become a patchwork that is inconsistent and impossible for the average informed Canadian to understand.
Fraudsters may attempt to help themselves to money in your bank account. Read one account of how easily this could happen, and why it’s important to regularly check your account online, as well as complete monthly bank reconciliations.
Life can be unpredictable. If you’re a business owner, strategic planning is a necessary part of ensuring your continued success. You want to be the one guiding where the company is going and setting the direction for the future.
Part of that planning involves having a succession plan in place so that if you become incapacitated or die unexpectedly, your loved ones are taken care of.
The federal government introduced enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) on January 1st, in a long-term effort to sustain the forced saving system for future retirees. The changes, to be introduced in two phases, will mean increased contributions from employers, employees, and the self-employed.
GGFL is delighted to announce that Josh Engel is our firm’s new managing partner, who is taking over from Deborah Bourchier. Engel’s two main goals will be maintaining the relationship GGFL has with its clients and continuing to foster a caring, supportive working environment at the firm. Deborah will continue to focus on working with her clients and mentoring the next generation of our firm’s leadership.
GGFL is delighted to announce that Josh Engel is the firm’s new Managing Partner. He is the third Managing Partner in GGFL’s 73-year history and replaces Deborah Bourchier, who has stepped down from the role after 11 years.
Deborah Bourchier has handed the mantle of GGFL’s Managing Partner to fellow partner Josh Engel after 11 years as the firm’s leader. While continuing to work with her clients, Deborah will be focusing on an enhanced role of coaching and mentoring senior leaders at GGFL.
Chad Saikaley, a GGFL partner and the firm’s head of tax, was an early critic of Morneau’s proposed changes to federal income tax legislation in 2017. Here is an excerpt from the full comment he wrote shortly after the measures were announced: “ . . . this proposed targeting of small business corporations is less a crackdown on the wealthy, more an attack on middle-class Canadians. . .”
US estate tax can apply not only to US citizens, but also to Canadians who hold US assets. US and cross-border tax is a unique specialization that is in high demand today, because many clients have US and cross-border tax issues to consider.