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COVID Relief Programs Update – June 2021

COVID Relief Programs Update – June 2021

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 Implications of Repatriating to Canada

The Tax Implications of Repatriating to Canada

According to the annual survey conducted by the global consulting firm, The Reputation Institute, Canada ranked second for 2016 out of the top 50 countries deemed to be the most reputable in the world. The list is based on people’s trust, admiration, respect, and affinity for that country. The United States ranked 28th.

11 Steps to Prevent Business Fraud

11 Steps to Prevent Business Fraud

By Natalie Evans, CPA, CGA, LPA – Partner, Head of Assurance, Advisory Services Check out other articles on fraud prevention and detection: A Potential New Attack on Your Bank Account | New Canadian Standards for Review Engagements and Auditor Reporting Standards | Beware of Emails and Calls Claiming to be the Canada Revenue Agency The […]

The New Official Plan, COVID-19 and the Future of Living and Working in Ottawa – Webinar Recording

The New Official Plan, COVID-19 and the Future of Living and Working in Ottawa – Webinar Recording

The pandemic has caused a major upheaval in the way we live and work. As businesses begin to plan for the future and the opportunities of our post-COVID world, these changes will have a major impact on strategic priorities. Adding to the changing business environment is the launch of Ottawa’s new Official Plan, which has […]

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 […]

Signing Your GGFL Documents Electronically

Signing Your GGFL Documents Electronically

Last year we introduced a new service that allowed clients to sign their documents electronically. The feedback from clients was that we need to offer a more straightforward solution. We listened. After extensive research and testing, we are moving our e-signature service from RightSignature to Adobe Sign. With Adobe Sign, we will no longer be […]

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 […]

Claiming Working from Home Expenses

Claiming Working from Home Expenses

By Wendy Wong, CPA, CA, Senior Manager, Tax & Advisory Services For your 2020 personal tax filing, the Canada Revenue Agency has introduced two options that will allow employees to report expenses they incurred while working from home during the pandemic. All eligible members of a household who worked from home can each claim working […]

Options and Steps to Take to Restructure and Save a Business with Significant Debt

Options and Steps to Take to Restructure and Save a Business with Significant Debt

Many businesses across multiple sectors are facing dire financial circumstances that were unimaginable just twelve short months ago. And with government aid programs set to expire in June, business leaders are facing difficult choices that will impact their ability to survive and rebuild. In this Beyond the Numbers presentation, GGFL’s Anne Van Delst and Valérie […]