Tax Planning

2019 Tax Facts for Ontario Residents

2019 Tax Facts for Ontario Residents

We’ve updated our Tax Facts for Ontario Residents document to include the new 2019 rates, as well as the 2018 rates.

GGFL’s “go-to” Tax Facts sheet is a quick reference guide on Ontario tax rates, including corporate income, RRSP limits, prescribed interest rates, automobile amounts, personal tax brackets for salary and dividends, TFSA, CPP and EI limits, pension splitting with spouses, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), and clawback of Old Age Security.

Important changes for non-Quebec residents doing business inside Quebec

Important changes for non-Quebec residents doing business inside Quebec

Under new rules announced in the recent Quebec budget, certain businesses from outside the province providing goods and services to Quebec residents must register for an expanded Quebec Sales Tax (QST). Recognizing an increasing amount of online business, the Quebec government is requiring non-residents of Canada, including digital platforms, to register for the new QST.

GGFL welcomes a new partner

GGFL welcomes a new partner

GGFL is delighted to announce that tax and business valuation specialist Kody Wilson has joined our firm’s partner team. Kody was most recently our principal for tax and advisory services and brings invaluable tax experience to the leadership table. He also understands that the key to GGFL’s success lies not only in our professional skills but in the care we take in developing and maintaining our relationships with clients.

Understanding changes to the Canada Pension Plan

Understanding changes to the Canada Pension Plan

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.

2018 U.S. personal income tax: Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

2018 U.S. personal income tax: Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) signed into law on December 22, 2017, resulted in some significant changes to the U.S. income tax code. As of taxation year 2018, individuals are seeing changes in tax rates, and some changes may also impact business owners of pass-through entities and Canadian corporations.

Small business and the tax revolt – The dust has settled: Where do we stand?

Small business and the tax revolt – The dust has settled: Where do we stand?

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. . .”

Gifts of stock when donating to charity: A win-win option

Gifts of stock when donating to charity: A win-win option

Note: Deadline for eligibility is December 31st of every year.
This being the season of giving and receiving, let’s consider the advantages of donating a portion of your stock portfolio to your favourite charity, instead of donating cash. Donating stock to charity can be an ideal and relatively easy method of giving a portion of your wealth to help others in a tax-efficient manner. Here’s why…