By Kody Wilson, CPA, CA, CBV, Partner No matter how you slice it, paying for college or university tuition is costly. A 2018 survey of 23,000 students by MacLeans Magazine put the average annual cost of college or university at close to $20,000. For families with young children, the cost will only get higher. A […]
Gathering all the tax return information to send to your accountant and/or CRA can be unnecessarily time consuming and involve way too much paper. GGFL Associate Partner Jean McDonell offers these tips to make the annual chore a little less . . . well, taxing. Ask your dental professional, pharmacist or other relevant health professional […]
Carol Jackson, CPA, CA Senior Manager, Tax & Advisory Services The Ontario government has recently launched an online Ontario Business Registry (“OBR”) portal for businesses and not-for-profits registered, incorporated, or licensed to carry on business in Ontario. There are over 90 different online services available through the portal, including Annual Return filings, registering a new […]
Anne Van Delst, CPA, CA, LPA Partner, Assurance & Advisory Services More and more businesses are beginning to re-open their offices as we begin to see some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Many business owners are simultaneously contemplating their future office needs. There are many things to consider in determining your office […]
When the Department of Finance announced earlier this year that it was planning to end “income sprinkling,” GGFL was at the vanguard of local protest. It’s not news to anyone that the protests have grown and the issue has since become a major thorn in the federal government’s side. Along with the nation’s accountancy community and, collectively, our millions of clients, we anxiously await what we expect and hope will be significant changes to the proposed legislation.
The provincial government released their Fall Economic Statement on Thursday. Billed as a pre-election mini-budget to Build Ontario, the statement proposes a number of investments in infrastructure, health care and skilled trades, but very few income tax initiatives. No income tax cuts were made. The government is projecting a deficit of $21.5B for 2021-22, a […]
On October 21st, the federal government made a number of announcements about COVID-19 relief programs. Some programs are coming to end, new programs are being introduced and some programs have been extended. Here’s a summary of the changes. What’s Ending? The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) are both […]
By: Kody Wilson, CPA, CA, CBV There has been a great deal of confusion coming from Parliament Hill over a Bill intended to reduce the tax bill when a family business is transferred to the next generation. As it stands now, Bill C-208 is law. But the government has announced that it intends to amend […]
By Casey Murray, CPA, CA, LPA, Principal Canada Recovery Hiring Program In their April budget, the federal government announced the creation of a new Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP). Bill C-30, the Budget Implementation Act is now before parliament. CRHP benefits will be available retroactively to June 6th and will run until November 20th, 2021. […]
The tax treatment of the sale of a company has been quite favourable to Canadian business owners for many years now. Beginning January 1, 2017 vendors won’t be so fortunate when it comes to an asset sale.