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Proposed Changes to the Taxation of Private Corporations and Shareholders

On July 18, 2017, the Government introduced proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Act”) that could have profound implications for the taxation of private corporations and their shareholders. The amendments are intended to address certain tax planning strategies involving the use of private corporations that the Government has portrayed as giving “unintended […]

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IFRS: Issued but Not Yet Effective

Below is a brief summary of recently issued standards that will become effective in 2018 and 2019. The adoption of these recently issued standards will involve some complexities and you may wish to contact your D&H Group LLP advisor to provide guidance and clarification. These recently issued standards, IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments, IFRS 15 […]

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Are Significant Tax Changes Coming for Private Companies and their Shareholders?

As you may be aware, the Trudeau Liberals campaigned with a promise to “cancel income splitting and other tax breaks and benefits for the wealthy.” The Government reaffirmed its commitment to this policy in the most recent Federal Budget, released March 22, 2017, stating it was reviewing certain tax planning strategies using private corporations. The […]

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New Rules for Inter-Corporate Dividends December 2016

Recently enacted changes to Canada’s Income Tax Act (the “Act”) have important implications to recipients of intercorporate dividends. The new provisions will increase the risk that all or part of what would otherwise be a tax-free intercorporate dividend will be converted into a taxable capital gain to the corporation receiving the dividend. Dividends paid to […]

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Year End Tax Planning

Business Report Year End Tax Planning November 2016 As we approach the end of the year, it is time to consider some tax planning opportunities that may be available to you for 2016. We have provided you with a few items that may be applicable in your certain circumstance. Keep in mind that the planning […]

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2016 Federal Budget Commentary

Theme: Economic growth, Job creation, Strong middle class When the new government said last year that it would return Canada to deficits, few expected the numbers to jump to nearly $30 billion this year and next and add $100 billion in debt over the next five years. But lower-than-expected revenues have forced the government’s hand, […]

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2016 B.C. Budget Overview

The B.C. Government released its Provincial Budget on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Minister of Finance Michael de Jong projected a surplus of $ 377 million in the 2015/2016 fiscal year, followed by surpluses of $ 264 million in 2016/2017, $ 287 million in 2017/2018, and $ 373 million in 2018/2019. The following is a summary […]

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Year End Tax Planning December 2015

As the holiday season approaches and many of us are looking forward to holiday festivities, we would like to remind you that this is also a good time to do some year end tax planning. Planning ahead over the entire year is ideal, but by considering specific tax planning matters now, you may be able […]

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Goods & Services Tax Tips October 2015

As fall arrives and the rain must come after a hot dry summer, we thought it would be a good time to give you some tips related to the Goods & Services Tax (“GST”). Recent GST Audit Activity Many of our clients are being asked by Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) to provide documents to support […]

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2015 Federal Budget

On April 21, 2015 Minister of Finance Joe Oliver tabled a budget document, which offers targeted tax reductions for small businesses, seniors, and families with children, and predicts a $1.4 billion surplus in 2015-16, a surplus of $1.7 billion the following year, and a surplus of $4.8 billion by 2019-20. The government reported that the […]

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2015 BC Budget

Minister of Finance Michael de Jong projected a surplus of $ 879 million in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, followed by surpluses of $ 284 million in 2015/2016, $ 376 million in 2016/2017, and $ 399 million in 2017/2018.  The following is a summary of the income tax and sales tax measures contained in the Budget. […]

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