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Google reviews for mid-market accounting firms

Dean Blachford of Blachford Tax Law explains how and why accounting firms in Ottawa and Toronto pursue client testimonials on Google Reviews
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.06.09: Capital gains vote, Bondfield auditors, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Partner Posts

So, what exactly is carbon accounting?

In recognition of World Environment Day on June 5th, Tamara Somers explains how accountants can help their clients with carbon accounting through Xero
Thought Leaders

DAC Investment and the GAAR: Did the Tax Court of Canada get it right?

Allan Lanthier is unconvinced by the reasoning in a recent Tax Court of Canada decision involving a Canadian-controlled private corporation and the BVI
Business

Carbon Tax: Correction demanded for 'big error' in carbon price report

A recent PBO report overestimated the real costs of the carbon tax because it mistakenly included the impact of industrial carbon prices on individual Canadians
Thought Leaders

A Privilege Primer, Part II: Where do accountants fit in under existing Canadian law?

In the second of a three-part series on the Gaudreau case before the FCA in Quebec, Brian Studniberg of Henein Hutchison Robitaille LLP examines the settings in which an accountant’s work product could be protected by legal privilege
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.05.26: KPMG new boss, double tax fiasco, firm dealbook and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Thought Leaders

Why the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is a bad deal for Canadians — and the world

Taxpayers are on the hook for an economically disastrous Faustian bargain that will burden future generations of Canadians as it contributes to climate chaos
Practice

Federal Court Of Appeal overturns GAAR assessment on the existence of alternative transactions

Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch explains why the FCA quashed a Tax Court of Canada decision involving a CRA GAAR abuse analysis
Thought Leaders

Crystallizing capital gains before June 25: What about the GAAR?

Allan Lanthier explains why the General Anti-Avoidance Rule, as amended by Bill C-59, should not apply to a planning alternative to new capital gains rules
Practice

Federal Budget 2024 — Proposed Changes to Capital Gains Rules

Greg Farano of Gardiner Roberts LLP does a deep dive into the details of capital gains rule changes that may create uncertainty for taxpayers and their advisers
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.05.19: Shambolic tenant tax crisis, Poilievre capital gains op-ed, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Partner Posts

Bridging Education and Industry: Reflections from the Algoma University and RPA Canada memorandum of understanding

The partnership, which launches a new training program for aspiring accountants, is a forward-thinking strategy that will enrich the Canadian accounting profession
Profession

EY Canada names Alycia Calvert first female CEO of a Canadian Big Four accounting firm

Current CEO Jad Shimaly transitions to EY global managing partner – client service as part of four-person global team supporting new EY Global boss Janet Truncale
Practice

Case Commentary: Persaud v The King – When can you claim tax deductions (Including medical bills) for dependants?

Tax residence is key, says Canadian tax accountant and lawyer David J Rotfleisch, to claiming medical expense deductions for dependents under the Income Tax Act
Thought Leaders

The new game in town: Capital gains and the alternative minimum tax

The federal government's new capital gains rules have left taxpayers in a pickle says Allan Lanthier. But here's a planning alternative with a deadline of June 24
Business

Less infrastructure funding leaves municipalities with tough decisions

Under a new funding formula, Alberta municipalities are receiving less funding from the provincial government than they did in 2011, leading to potential tax hikes
Thought Leaders

A Privilege Primer, Part I: Gaudreau reminds that there is no accountant-client privilege in Canada. But why?

Can the courts compel Canadian accountants to disclose their tax analysis? In the first of a three-part series, Brian Studniberg of Henein Hutchison Robitaille LLP looks at the Gaudreau case currently before the Federal Court of Appeal in Quebec
Business

Debate continues over impact of next minimum wage increase

In Niverville, Manitoba, one chartered professional accountant gives his perspective on a minimum wage that has increased by nearly four dollars in two years
Practice

Tax Court Of Canada rejects CRA's attempt to apply gross-negligence penalties in statute-barred years

Canadian accountant and tax lawyer David J Rotfleisch looks at the case of an Alberta restauranteur and an inheritance in Fuhr v. The King
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.04.28: More capital gains, more audit powers, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news
Business

Carbon rebate could bode well for businesses: advocate

Small businesses are pleased to see the carbon rebate being rolled out but are nervous about the repercussions of the capital gains tax changes
Opinion

Letter to the Editor: PM Trudeau’s comment takes aim at accountants amidst capital gains changes confusion

John Oakey of CPA Canada says the Prime Minister's recent comment about accountants was an unexpected turn in the capital gains debate
Business

Queen's profs weigh in on federal budget

Two Queen's University professors question whether the Liberals have thought through the implications of their changes to capital gains taxation
Profession

Sunday News Roundup 24.04.21 PwC layoffs, MNP BC turmoil, and more Canadian accounting news

Wrapping up the odds and ends from the past week in Canadian accounting news