US estate tax can apply not only to US citizens, but also to Canadians who hold US assets. US and cross-border tax is a unique specialization that is in high demand today, because many clients have US and cross-border tax issues to consider.
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…
With this morning, came the announcement of all the individuals who successfully passed their Common Final Examination (CFE) written this past September, and are now one big step closer to being Chartered Professional Accountants! We are honoured to congratulate all of GGFL’s staff who had written the CFE, and are very proud that all have […]
Since I have been here at GGFL, it has become very apparent how much the firm truly values its people and places a high priority on mentoring, staff satisfaction, and continued professional development,” she adds. “This is a place where everyone’s ideas are valued and good decisions can be implemented quickly and locally.”
Last week, we shared an article on the New Canadian Standards for Review Engagements and Auditor Reporting Standards. In response to changing standards, accounting firms need to keep pace and have internal structures in place to ensure that staff fully understand what is changing and when. This is where a Director of Standards plays a […]
Like all professional governing bodies, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) often changes or refines industry standards, and has recently issued two major changes that impact all accounting firms and their clients.
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At GGFL, our responsibility is to our clients, and we are laser-focused on the financial welfare of those people who put their trust in us. Understandably, clients get anxious when there are delays with CRA. So do we. Rest assured, we do all we can to expedite the process.
GGFL Wins Two Prestigious Client Service Excellence Awards
We all know that tax planning is an integral part of Estate Planning. From knowing the potential tax exposure to planning to mitigate that exposure, individuals tend to place tax planning high on the priority list. There are, however, many non-tax considerations that should be discussed when preparing a well-thought-out estate plan. This article covers just few of the many items we have come across in our estate planning practice.