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New Trust Reporting Requirements

By Karen | February 23, 2024

Good afternoon: You may have already heard about the new Trust reporting requirements that have been in the news recently.  You may have a trust relationship which you may not be aware of, and these trust returns are due by March 30, 2024.  Please click on this link for details: It is important that you…

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Underused Housing

What you need to know about the Underused Housing Tax(UHT)

By Karen | March 16, 2023

You may have already heard about the Underused Housing Tax that was recently announced.  Please click on this link for details:  It is important that you review this information. If you are an affected owner of a residential property in Canada on December 31, 2022 you will have to file an Underused Housing Tax return due…

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A Brief Summary of Tax and Economic Platforms for the Major Parties

By Jaden Evanson | September 15, 2021

Following is a summary of the various tax (and some relevant economic) policies put forward by the 3 largest parties running in the 2021 Canadian federal election. This is intended to provide a brief overview only. If you have questions about the specifics of any of the following, please contact a representative of the party.…

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Holding Corporations

By Jaden Evanson | March 8, 2021

Holding corporations are used to achieve certain tax and/or legal benefits. They can be introduced into the corporate structure at anytime. So, what is a holding corporation? A holding corporation (hereafter “holdco”) is a regular corporation that is placed between the individual shareholder(s) and the operating corporation(s) (“opco”). Simplified, the individual owns shares of the…

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Employee Versus Contractor: Part 4 (Personal Services Business)

By Jaden Evanson | February 7, 2021

Part 4: What if a Corporation is an Employee Back in Part 2 of Employee Versus Contractor, we mentioned that if an employee tries to incorporate, that they are assessed as a Personal Services Business (or “PSB”). Let’s take a look at what this means The CRA often refers to PSBs as “incorporated employees”. Essentially,…

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Employee Versus Contractor: Part 3

By Jaden Evanson | February 5, 2021

Part 3: What are the Impacts to the Payer? Here we are specifically going to explore why a payer may intentionally want to pay a worker in a specific way. Usually, a payer would prefer to pay their workers as if they were independent contractors. Why is this? The payer does not need to calculate,…

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Employee Versus Contractor: Part 2

By Jaden Evanson | February 3, 2021

Part 2: How is it Different for the Worker? In this entry of our series on exploring the difference between employees and contractors, we are going to explore some of differences that the worker experiences. The simplest way to do this is to compare the two of them side by side: Employee Independent Contractor At…

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Employee Versus Contractor: Part 1

By Jaden Evanson | February 1, 2021

Part 1: Determining the Difference This is an oft asked and fought over question. Deciding if an individual providing services is doing so as an employee or as a contractor is not dependent on what the payer or the worker *wants*, but on the *facts* of the situation. This is critical to realize! It means…

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COVID-19 Update

By Jaden Evanson | January 28, 2021

To do our part to follow government regulations and help manage the spread of COVID, our office has put the following protocol in place: All meetings with staff or partners must be booked in advance. Meetings will take place in our boardroom. We encourage in-person meetings to have as few people attend as possible to…

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