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.
On October 30, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced new tax measures that will allow income splitting and provide additional tax benefits to families with children. These measures accomplish a 2011 election promise to “help make life more affordable for Canadian families.”
Collingwood, Meaford, Owen Sound, Walkerton, Toronto, ON – Founded in 1950, Gaviller & Company, a regional chartered professional accounting firm serving the Collingwood, Meaford, Owen Sound and Walkerton, Ontario, areas, has joined Collins Barrow. Now operating as Collins Barrow SGB, the firm is part of an expanding network of 26 independent member firms across Canada.
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Ottawa, ON – Collins Barrow’s Ottawa and Toronto firms sponsored the Audit Leaders Event, “Reputational Management: Internal Audit on the Front Line,” at the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA’s) national conference in Ottawa.
The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) was introduced in Ontario on July 1, 2010, bringing about changes for many businesses. Most notably, it introduced a requirement that “large businesses” be required to repay or “recapture” the portion of any available input tax credits (ITCs) attributable to the provincial portion of the HST that becomes payable, or is paid without having become payable, in respect of a specified property or service that is acquired.
Courtice, ON – Representing Collins Barrow, as presenting and title sponsor of the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade’s 20th Annual Business Excellence Awards the evening of Oct. 9, 2014 at the Ajax Convention Centre, will be CB Durham Partner Denise Jones, CPA, CA.
Courtice, ON – Collins Barrow VPs Leslie Yeates, P.Eng, and Peter Spratt, CHRP, Q.Med, whose area of expertise is helping organizations maximize their potential, will be facilitating a workshop, “Your Talent Pipeline,” at the Durham Region Business Summit on Oct. 29, 2014.
In the coming years, you or someone close to you might act as the executor of the estate of a friend or relative. In order to fulfill the duties of an executor and act in the best interests of the beneficiaries of the estate, it is important to understand the estate’s income tax filing obligations.
We continue to see Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) auditors aggressively challenge GST/HST registrants with the documentary requirements under subsection 169(4) of the Excise Tax Act (ETA).
This technical bulletin covers the various developments from July to September 2014. 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.
Winnipeg, MB – Dion Bird, CA, CAFM, a partner with Collins Barrow HMA LLP, was recently named by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba (ICAM) as a recipient of a 2014 Member Recognition Award.
Halifax, NS – John Oakey, CPA, CA, a tax partner with Collins Barrow Halifax, was in Toronto recently to present a session at CPA Canada’s National Conference on Income Taxes for SMPs (small and medium-sized practitioners).
Courtice, ON – “Achieving Sustainable Growth through Customers and Markets, People and Processes” is a series of three interactive workshops Collins Barrow Durham is hosting in association with Anderson Lyall Consulting Group from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 25, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19, 2014.