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.
Elora, ON – Collins Barrow firms across Canada are proud to once again collect food donations, as well as make cash contributions, in support of Farm Credit Canada’s annual Drive Away Hunger campaign. Running until October 23, one hundred per cent of the contributions directly benefit Canada’s food banks.
Toronto, ON – Collins Barrow Toronto is pleased to welcome Craig Cross, CPA, CA to their Professional Standards group as Partner. Craig has over 15 years of experience in public markets and financial reporting consulting in Canada, the UK and New Zealand. A specialist in IFRS reporting, Craig is actively engaged in IFRS and policy development through his involvement in industry forums and roundtables.
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Toronto, ON – Collins Barrow Toronto is pleased to welcome Grand Lui, CPA, CA as audit partner. With 14 years of experience, Grand supports Canadian companies with initial and secondary public offerings, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) registration, financial due diligence and strategic consulting.
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently announced a number of amendments, which adjust disclosure obligations (National Instrument 51-102), audit committee requirements (National Instrument 52-110) and general prospectus requirements (National Instrument 41-101) for venture issuers. Collins Barrow Toronto experts have reviewed the amendments and highlighted the changes that may impact clients and corporate partners:
Sudbury, ON – Collins Barrow Sudbury-Nipissing LLP was the top fundraising team at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life on Friday, June 19. Calling themselves “A Counting For A Cure,” the CB Sudbury-Nipissing team raised $8,000 for this important cause, which was matched by the firm for a total contribution of $16,000.
Are you a Canadian resident who has relocated to the United States for work? This is complicated for many reasons, but the tax implications can be especially daunting. Let's take a closer look at several residency scenarios and clarify your tax obligations - in Canada AND the U.S.
With the 2015 Federal Budget effectively increasing the lifetime capital gains exemption (LCGE) for qualified farm property (QFP) to $1 million, now is a good time to revisit capital gains tax planning. (The LCGE portion of the budget was enacted on June 23, 2015.)
Are you one of the many Canadians who have inadvertently overcontributed to their Registered Retirement Savings Plans? If so, you should be aware that excess RRSP contributions are subject to a penalty tax of one per cent per month of the excess contribution.
This technical bulletin covers the various developments from April to June 2015. Collins Barrow regularly publishes Technical Bulletin for the general interest of its clients and friends to highlight the continually changing accounting and assurance standards, and the interpretations thereof, in Canada.
The Income Tax Act (ITA) contains many anti-avoidance rules forbidding taxpayers from misusing the provisions of the ITA to achieve tax benefits contrary to Canadian tax policy. The 2015 Federal Budget has proposed changes to one of these anti-avoidance rules, which may significantly impact the ability of business owners to move cash and assets between companies.
Toronto, ON – In his role as the international liaison to Baker Tilly International, Collins Barrow Toronto partner John Sinclair, CPA, CA presented to select companies investing and operating in the Australian mining sector. His presentation in Brisbane, Australia was part of a joint event hosted with Baker Tilly International member firm Pitcher Partners.
Businesses often require employees to use automobiles to perform their employment duties. Most often, a business will provide an automobile to the employee or will pay the employee for use of the employee’s own vehicle. These options present different income tax consequences for the employer and the employee.