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    Welcome to Collins Barrow

    Known for our responsiveness and aggressively entrepreneurial culture, we are the eighth largest public accounting network nationally by revenue. Our over 1340 professional and support staff and more than 235 partners and principals provide a full range of audit, tax and advisory services to private and public companies through our regional offices from coast to coast.
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    Collins Barrow Toronto expands U.S. Corporate Tax Advisory

    Toronto, ON – Collins Barrow Toronto is pleased to announce John S. Lee has joined the firm as director, U.S. Corporate Tax Advisory. Lee assists public and privately held Canadian and U.S. corporations in navigating the complex U.S. corporate tax system, spanning the breadth of federal, state and local tax considerations. In his new role, he will expand the firm’s capacity to service the diverse needs of clients with cross-border and U.S. domestic business relations.

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    Technical Bulletin: August 2017

    This Technical Bulletin covers the various developments from May 2017 to July 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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    9 ways to attract buyers for your business

    Most entrepreneurs who plan to sell when exiting their business don’t think about it seriously until they are ready to sell. If you want to get the most out of your sale, you should start preparing long before you make a deal. 

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    Collins Barrow Toronto announces director of global transfer pricing

    Toronto, ON – Collins Barrow Toronto is pleased to welcome Sean McNama to the firm as director, global transfer pricing. With his understanding of complex and often very stringent transfer pricing regulations, McNama will bring invaluable insight and tax efficient solutions to organizations with cross-border transactions.

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    HST challenges physicians face

    Many doctors work their entire career without needing to collect HST for their services, but there can be many exceptions to this rule. For a medical service to be exempt from HST, (a) it must be rendered to a particular individual, (b) the doctor must be licensed under the laws of the province to practise the profession of medicine (or dentistry), (c) it must be a consultative, diagnostic or other health care service that is a qualifying health care supply and (d) it must not be a cosmetic service supply, nor a supply in respect of a cosmetic service supply not meant for medical or reconstructive purposes. Doctors doing work outside these paramaters should keep the following HST rules in mind.

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    Collins Barrow Tax Tips

    Whether you’ve got a personal or corporate tax question – related to financial matters at home or abroad – our experts have got plenty of tips to share with you. Check back often as we’re always releasing new videos!

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    Using replacement property to defer capital gains on farmland

    With replacement property rules, you can purchase farmland to replace a previous piece of farmland sold – as long as it’s used in the same (or a similar) business – and elect to defer any capital gain that might be incurred. Replacement might occur for the following reasons:

    (a) farmers swap land with neighbours due to proximity to their farm business
    (b) land is expropriated by government bodies and farmers find replacement land to continue their operations
    (c) succession planning

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    Finance targets tax planning for private corporations

    On July 18, the Department of Finance released a consultation paper outlining a number of measures designed to close down various tax planning strategies currently available to owners of private corporations in Canada with hopes to halt “unfair advantages.”  The paper was accompanied by draft legislation and explanatory notes for some of the proposed measures. The Government had previously signaled its intent to change how Canadian-controlled private corporations (“CCPCs”) were taxed in its March 2017 budget.