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    Collins Barrow Calgary LLP

    A founding member of the Collins Barrow network, we have been providing audit and assurance, tax and business advisory services to a diverse client base for over 87 years. With more than 100 team members, we offer resources and personalized, responsive service to local owner-managed businesses, private enterprises, public companies and not-for-profit organizations.

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    Business Advisory Services

    Data-driven business advice will take you far

    The experts at Collins Barrow Calgary can glean the expert insight your business needs to maximize the value of your data.  

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    Canada signs Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent BEPS

    Canada has over 90 bilateral tax treaties and over 20 bilateral Tax Information Exchange Agreements in force, with at least a dozen more treaties or agreements in the negotiation stage. This fact alone highlights the importance such agreements play on the global tax stage. Not surprisingly, Canadian multinationals and Canadian subsidiaries of foreign multinationals have long understood the impact tax treaties may have on how their cross-border intergroup transactions will be taxed.

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    What does Trump’s tax agenda mean for Canadian corporations and individuals?

    Canadians with business or personal interests in the United States and American citizens living in Canada may want to take a renewed look at the fast-changing tax environment south of the border. Tax reform was one of the key planks in Donald Trump’s election platform, although it’s unclear how many of these ideas he’ll be able to implement. It would be prudent to consider some possible implications for your business, your family and yourself.

    Of course, any steps you take depend on your personal circumstances and they should be taken only after consultation with a qualified business professional. But in broad strokes, here are some ideas to consider.

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    Salary vs. dividend for medical professionals

    For medical practitioners, the choice between salary or dividends is usually a conflicted one. The general sense is that the grass is greener on the other side. As tax rates change both federally and provincially, it’s necessary to consider the pros and cons of each option, as well as other aspects of pay, such as retirement savings, in order to make sure the right strategy is implemented.

    Here is a closer look at some of the key issues involved.

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    A guide to understanding malware & how to protect your business

    In today’s ever-changing business environment, digital globalization is aggressively increasing. With the world more connected than ever, it is the dawn of a new era of surging flows of data and information. The growth of the internet and use of digital technology have both transformed and disrupted the world of business. A hyper-connected universe has opened up radical new possibilities, but has also cultivated an increase in cybercrime.

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    Business advisory: Bridging the gap for success

    Traditionally, accounting firms have focused on providing assurance and taxation services for their small business clients. Discussions often center on historical results. While these are useful and an important base discussion to have, we also want our clients to be looking forward, actively planning and pursuing their future. This is the bridge that business advisory builds to take clients to the next level.

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    Technical Bulletin: May 2017

    This Technical Bulletin covers the various developments from February 2017 to April 2017.

    Acknowledgement: The content of the Technical Bulletin has been summarized or reproduced from the CPA Canada, IASB and IFRIC, IAASB, AcSB, PSAB, AASB press releases, updates, publications, meeting summaries and other publications referenced within the Bulletin.

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    Trump’s Proposed U.S. Tax Reform and What It Means for Canadians

    The announcement of the Trump administration’s plan for tax reform has left Canadians concerned regarding the impact of such drastic changes by our neighbour and largest trading partner. Tax reform is one of President Trump’s top priorities, however even with a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate, it is unlikely the proposal will be passed in its current form. At this point, the proposal or tax plan remains just that and the Republicans will likely have some compromising to do in order to obtain the super-majority generally required to formulate agreeable legislation and get it passed. Regardless of the extent of tax reform, there is no question that Canadians will be affected and we should be prepared if and when this occurs. Expanding on our recently published Tax Flash, consider these potential tax impacts.