Health Professionals

Federal Budget Commentary 2021

Federal Budget Commentary 2021

On April 19, 2021, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, presented Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, to the House of Commons. No changes were made to personal or corporate tax rates (other than a temporary measure for zero-emission technology manufacturers), nor to the inclusion rate […]

How Gordon McMillan is Rebuilding his Branding Agency

How Gordon McMillan is Rebuilding his Branding Agency

For Ottawa’s leading branding agency, McMillan, hard times happened even before the pandemic struck. In this ‘Beyond the Numbers’ presentation, host Anne Van Delst and guest Gordon McMillan discuss the choices Gordon faced in 2019 as revenues collapsed and how seeking creditor protection allowed the organization to regain its footing in 2020. Topics Gordon and […]

Re:Design – How Gabriel Pizza Transformed a Key Part of Their Operation During the Pandemic

Re:Design – How Gabriel Pizza Transformed a Key Part of Their Operation During the Pandemic

Gabriel Pizza’s President and CEO George Hanna and Chad Saikaley‘s in-depth discussion on how Gabriel’s weathered the pandemic storm by modernizing a key part of its operation, including: How risk analysis and financial projections were used to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the business What contingency plans were considered to reduce the financial impact […]

CEBA Applications Update

CEBA Applications Update

The application deadline to apply for the CEBA loan was extended to March 31, 2021. We understand that some banks will be opening applications for the additional CEBA loan of $20,000 on December 4th, 2020. CEBA details for new and existing applications are as follows: Existing CEBA clients: Another $20,000 available (in addition to the original […]

Highlights from the Fall Economic Statement

Highlights from the Fall Economic Statement

On November 30th, the federal government delivered its Fall Economic Statement. The statement included a number of updates to existing COVID-19 relief programs, as well as changes to other existing tax relief programs. Of note, there were no changes to income tax rates for individuals or corporations on any type of income earned, or other […]

Form PD27 – New COVID Subsidy Reporting Requirement for Businesses

Form PD27 – New COVID Subsidy Reporting Requirement for Businesses

By Karen McKay, CPA, CGA As COVID-19 took its devastating toll on the economy last spring, the federal government introduced the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS). That aid program was quickly followed by the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). With 2020 quickly drawing to a close, the government is now requiring all eligible businesses, eligible […]

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program Details

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program Details

The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) program for businesses, non-profits and charities that are facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 received Royal Ascent on November 19th, 2020. It is expected applications for CERS will open as early as Monday, November 23rd, 2020. CERS replaces the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program and will […]

Effective Use and Tax Planning of Your Professional Corporation – Video

Effective Use and Tax Planning of Your Professional Corporation – Video

In this webinar recording, the head of GGFL’s Health Professional Practice, Donna Ho-Faloon, discusses how medical and dental professionals can most effectively make use of their professional corporation. In the video, Donna discusses: – Savings and tax deferral – Tax efficient financing for the purchase of a practice or staring a practice – Income splitting […]

GGFL COVID-19 Commentary Week #5

GGFL COVID-19 Commentary Week #5

By: Donna Ho-Faloon Dentists and doctors are not professionals typically associated with economic vulnerability but the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a blight on the entire small business community of which dentists and doctors are very much a part. We understand enough about how the virus is spread to understand how precarious working life […]