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There has been much discussion in recent months of tax avoidance and evasion. The March 2013 Federal Budget proposes to introduce the Stop International Tax Evasion Program, which would reward individuals (up to 15% of federal tax collected) who provide tips on significant international tax non-compliance leading to collection of outstanding federal taxes in excess of $100,000.
Finance Minister Charles Sousa delivered Ontario’s 2013 Budget, his first as Finance Minister, on May 2, 2013. The Budget is projecting a deficit of $9.8 billion for 2012-13, $5 billion lower than projected a year ago, and increasing to $11.7 billion for 2013-14. The 2010 Budget put forward a plan to cut the deficit in half within five years and to eliminate it in eight years.
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Collins Barrow Toronto co-hosts a review of key business transition issues in conjunction with BMO Harris Private Banking and Stikeman Elliot LLP. Professionals from all three firms will provide an update on key trends and practical advice on developing successful business transition plans
In McNamee v. McNamee (2011 ONCA 533), the Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether common shares received pursuant to an estate freeze qualified as a gift and were thus exempt from a spouse’s net family property.
You've worked long and hard to earn your comfortable chair. It is probably so well made that you can sit in it for the entire day. Clients probably like it. Maybe your staff does too.
Collins Barrow Chatham-Kent is proud to receive two Reader’s Choice awards from the Chatham Daily News. In February, the publication’s readers casted their votes and selected the firm as best accounting company and best income tax company.
Another option available to charities and donors who are trying to arrange donations through a last will and testament is the Charitable Remainder Trust ("CRT"). The registered charity will ultimately receive the donation upon death of the donor but the CRT allows the donor to have use of those funds/assets during his or her lifetime.
As the legal industry becomes increasingly competitive, legal service providers must expand outside their comfort zones and take a more aggressive – and smarter – approach to marketing. While traditional media relations, websites, advertisements and brochures have become standard components of a firm’s marketing plan, many legal professionals are slow to incorporate one of the most dynamic and cost-effective tools available to them – social media.
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the Manitoba Minister of Finance, Stan Struthers, presented the province’s 2013 Budget. The following is a summary of the Sales Tax highlights from the 2013 Manitoba Budget.
Collins Barrow hosts a session for NPO leaders in conjunction with CIBC. Encompassing best practices and strategic insights from the non-profit sector, the discussion will feature leaders from SickKids Foundation and Toronto Children’s Aid Foundation. They will be joined by professionals from CIBC and partners from Collins Barrow.
In late March, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision that is proving to be a welcome reinforcement of the reasonable expectation of privacy for Canadians in their use of text messaging service
Mergers are tactics that should support a law firm’s strategy. But some firms fall into the trap of using mergers as a substitute for strategy. Before you grow your firm, make sure you know what you hope to achieve.