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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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    CB partners share succession insight at TLOMA event

    Toronto, ON - On Wednesday, September 7, Collins Barrow Toronto partners Rhonda Klosler and Joel Cohen will share best practices for partner succession at the 2016 TLOMA event. Open to members and non-members alike, the event takes place in Toronto at Dentons Canada LLP (77 King Street West, Suite 400).

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    How to work outside Canada and pay taxes (or not!)

    If you are a Canadian planning to work abroad, you need to find out whether your residency will change, because if it does, it may affect your Canadian tax burden. Will you remain a Canadian resident during the period of your assignment or will you break Canadian residency? When you cease to be a Canadian resident, you normally aren’t subject to Canadian tax anymore. However, if you remain a Canadian resident during your assignment, you still have to file a Canadian tax return and will be subject to taxation on your worldwide income.

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    CB wins big at the Sudbury Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards

    Sudbury, ON – Collins Barrow SNT has once again performed impressively at the Sudbury Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards. In the Financial Services category, CB landed four nominations: Best Credit Counseling, Best Financial Planning Firm, Best Accounting Firm and Best Bookkeeping Service. Collins Barrow took home the prize in the latter two categories, winning both awards.

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    Technical Bulletin: July 2016 part 1

    This technical bulletin covers the various developments from April to June 2016. 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.

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    Income splitting strategies for Canadians

    The term “income splitting” refers to the transfer of taxable income from a higher-income family member to a lower-income family member to reduce the family’s overall income tax payable. The advantages of income splitting are clear: lower-income earners pay tax at a rate of 20 to 26 per cent, whereas higher-income earners may pay 47 to 54 per cent, depending on the province or territory of residence.

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    CB Wellington-Dufferin District merges with Guelph firm

    Elora, ON – On September 1, 2016, Collins Barrow Wellington-Dufferin District will merge with Guelph’s Bairstow, Smart & Smith LLP, forming a new firm called Collins Barrow Guelph Wellington Dufferin. Edward (Ted) L. Smith and Sara B. Detweiler will be joining the merged firm as partners, while Bairstow, Smart & Smith LLP partner D. Andrew (Andy) Smart will join as principal.

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    Get the most out of your life insurance policies before 2017!

    Life insurance rules have remained relatively intact since 1982, but that’s about to change. Starting January 1, 2017, new income tax legislation will come into effect that will change some taxation aspects of life insurance policies. These modifications will impact taxpayers’ estate planning, and more specifically, cases where life insurance policies are purchased through a corporation. 

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    Canadian farmers selling products in the U.S.

    With an increasingly global farm commodity market and a lower Canadian dollar, Canadian farmers are finding it much easier to sell their products in the United States. However, it is important that producers are aware of potential U.S. tax issues and filing requirements, particularly if this is common practice on their farm operation.