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Funding growth: How financial projections can help

Funding growth: How financial projections can help

Iron Horse Security and Investigations president Robin St. Martin first sought advice from Ottawa accounting firm GGFL at the suggestion of his bank. Iron Horse was growing and looking for cash to finance new contracts. The bank’s loan officer figured St. Martin would benefit from some holistic accounting advice. That was five years ago and when he […]

Passing the torch: The complexities of succession planning

Passing the torch: The complexities of succession planning

It is a common scenario. An entrepreneur has put their heart and soul into developing a successful business and now has some crucial decisions to make about who will run the business and how the accumulated wealth will be shared after he or she retires or dies. Succession planning is a detailed, often emotional and […]

The Management Buyout: The Paradigm shift

The Management Buyout: The Paradigm shift

It was summer 2016 when Louise Radmore, president of Ottawa commercial property management company Paradigm Properties, decided to retire and begin winding down the company she established 20 years earlier. After notifying the staff and starting to notify clients, she began her path to retirement. In only a few days, she realized that perhaps it […]

How to Stress Test Your Business

How to Stress Test Your Business

We are in the midst of a remarkable economic period. A few weeks ago, ‘inverted yield curves’ brought predictions of an impending recession. In September, the TSX reached a record high and unemployment levels hit historic lows. But warning signs and threats persist, including on-going trade wars, geopolitical tensions in the EU and Middle East, […]

Client Portal Training Videos

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In the videos below, we answer some of the most common questions about GGFL’s Sharefile client portal. To access the portal, please click here. A step-by-step guide to creating your Sharefile account on GGFL’s client portal. How to download files from your Sharefile account. How to upload files to your Sharefile account.

Consider compliance and tax implications on U.S. residences

Consider compliance and tax implications on U.S. residences

Although Snowbirds who own property in the United States might find relief from winter, it can produce unexpected financial and compliance headaches for those who don’t take the time to figure out the tax implications if they decide to sell or rent.

Monica Martinez, GGFL’s U.S. and cross-border tax principal, knows that it’s complicated and involves dealing with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Her best advice: “Come and see us at GGFL. It is well worth it for the peace of mind.”

Webinar: Proposed Changes to Tax Planning: The Impact to Health Professionals

Webinar: Proposed Changes to Tax Planning: The Impact to Health Professionals

On July 18, the Department of Finance released their discussion paper announcing proposed changes to tax planning using private corporations. Last week, on September 20, GGFL’s Health Professional’s Partner Donna Ho and Tax Manager Kody Wilson hosted a webinar highlighting the potential impact to health professionals, including doctors and dentists, from the proposed changes. These […]

Webinar: Proposed Changes to Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

Webinar: Proposed Changes to Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

On July 18, the Department of Finance released their discussion paper announcing proposed changes to tax planning using private corporations. Last week, on August 10, GGFL’s Tax Partner Chad Saikaley and Tax Manager Kody Wilson hosted a webinar highlighting the potential impact from the proposed changes. These changes include income sprinkling, lifetime capital gains exemption […]