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Tax Payment Deadline

Tax Payment Deadline

This is an important reminder for all clients that the deadline for income tax balances owing to the CRA for 2019, as well June and September income tax instalments, is September 30th. If you do not pay your taxes by the deadline and did not file your tax return by its related deadline you will […]

Surplus Accounts and Foreign Affiliate Tax Traps

Surplus Accounts and Foreign Affiliate Tax Traps

By Eric Jungmeisteris, CPA, CA Manager, Tax & Advisory Services Canadian corporations with subsidiaries in other countries (a “foreign affiliate”) could find themselves facing a nasty surprise tax bill from the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) when they transfer funds back to Canada. Aside from being located outside of Canada, a foreign affiliate is generally a […]

CEWS Update & Resources

CEWS Update & Resources

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our workplaces and economy, the Government of Canada has announced a further extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), extending the program until December 19, 2020, although only details up to November 21, 2020 have been provided. These proposals enhance the CEWS to support workers and businesses […]

Plans for Re-Opening

Plans for Re-Opening

Our Office is Back Open for Business! With Some Restrictions, of Course After weeks of careful planning, GGFL is pleased to announce that our offices have now re-opened for staff and clients. We will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. While we are excited to be taking steps to return to some […]

Pause & Plan: Marketing Agency Soshal’s Tips for Business Owners

Pause & Plan: Marketing Agency Soshal’s Tips for Business Owners

As part of our series aimed at helping businesses prepare for the re-opening of the economy, we asked Dave Hale, co-founder of Ottawa-based digital design and marketing agencies Soshal and Craft & Crew, for his input on what businesses need to focus on to make it through the coming months. How have businesses been reacting […]

GGFL COVID19 Commentary Week #10 – Re-Building the Construction Business

GGFL COVID19 Commentary Week #10 – Re-Building the Construction Business

By: Natalie Evans Few, if any, small and medium-sized businesses have escaped the negative fallout from COVID-19 but for the construction industry, these past two months have been particularly uncertain and harrowing. Construction is a complex business at the best of times, and these are not the best of times. Construction is a business where […]

Recruiting and On-Boarding Remotely

Recruiting and On-Boarding Remotely

Carleton University co-op student Alina de la Fuente joined GGFL in early May and immediately made history. She became the first co-op student the firm has ‘onboarded’ remotely. None of the usual handshakes. No welcoming lunch or chats over coffee – just remote faces and training instruction over video, along with copious advice, support and […]