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    A guide to understanding malware & how to protect your business

    In today’s ever-changing business environment, digital globalization is aggressively increasing. With the world more connected than ever, it is the dawn of a new era of surging flows of data and information. The growth of the internet and use of digital technology have both transformed and disrupted the world of business. A hyper-connected universe has opened up radical new possibilities, but has also cultivated an increase in cybercrime.

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    Environmental Stewardship

    Collins Barrow is focused on reducing its carbon footprint.  Accounting can be a “paper pushing” environment to work in, however being environmentally focused is not only good for our environment, but is good for our staff, our clients, and our neighbors on this earth.

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    Trump’s Proposed U.S. Tax Reform and What It Means for Canadians

    The announcement of the Trump administration’s plan for tax reform has left Canadians concerned regarding the impact of such drastic changes by our neighbour and largest trading partner. Tax reform is one of President Trump’s top priorities, however even with a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate, it is unlikely the proposal will be passed in its current form. At this point, the proposal or tax plan remains just that and the Republicans will likely have some compromising to do in order to obtain the super-majority generally required to formulate agreeable legislation and get it passed. Regardless of the extent of tax reform, there is no question that Canadians will be affected and we should be prepared if and when this occurs. Expanding on our recently published Tax Flash, consider these potential tax impacts.

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    What does Trump’s tax agenda mean for Canadian corporations and individuals?

    Canadians with business or personal interests in the United States and American citizens living in Canada may want to take a renewed look at the fast-changing tax environment south of the border. Tax reform was one of the key planks in Donald Trump’s election platform, although it’s unclear how many of these ideas he’ll be able to implement. It would be prudent to consider some possible implications for your business, your family and yourself.

    Of course, any steps you take depend on your personal circumstances and they should be taken only after consultation with a qualified business professional. But in broad strokes, here are some ideas to consider.

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    Canada signs Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent BEPS

    Canada has over 90 bilateral tax treaties and over 20 bilateral Tax Information Exchange Agreements in force, with at least a dozen more treaties or agreements in the negotiation stage. This fact alone highlights the importance such agreements play on the global tax stage. Not surprisingly, Canadian multinationals and Canadian subsidiaries of foreign multinationals have long understood the impact tax treaties may have on how their cross-border intergroup transactions will be taxed.