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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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    How AgriInvest and AgriStability are changing

    AgriInvest and AgriStability are two government subsidy programs that have been extremely valuable to Canadian farmers in recent years. AgriInvest allows farmers to put a percentage of their sales into a fund, where these contributions are matched by the government. The idea is to put money away in your best years, creating a cushion if you are ever short of cash or need extra funds to pay for equipment and supplies. 

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    Changes proposed to taxation of private corporations and their shareholders

    On July 18, 2017, the federal government of Canada introduced proposals (“announcements”) curtailing the use of private corporations to gain tax advantages over other individuals in Canada who do not utilize such corporations. The proposals were positioned by the government as measures to ensure that the wealthy pay their fair share and the Canadian tax system is applied in a manner that is fair for all Canadians. If enacted as introduced, these proposals represent arguably the most significant changes to the taxation of private corporations in over 40 years. 

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    Improving the financial literacy of board members

    For board members, understanding the organization’s financial position is a necessity for effective oversight, as well as a fiduciary duty. But when it comes to the financial discussions, we see many board members “zone out.” Without an appropriate level of understanding, the right questions may never be asked, potentially putting the organization at financial risk. Management and board leadership need to collaborate to ensure all board members have at least a basic understanding of how the numbers work, the relevant metrics and the reasons they are important for the organization.

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    Technical Bulletin: November 2017

    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. Since this is not intended to be a complete reproduction or summarization of the standard or document reviewed, we recommend that you refer to the original document(s) discussed in this Bulletin and/or discuss the matter with your professional advisor before acting upon any of the matters discussed herein.

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    U.S. Congress Releases Draft Legislation on Tax Reform

    On November 2, 2017, the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means released long-awaited draft legislation on federal tax reform. Many of the highlights from the initial tax reform proposal released by the Republican “Big 6” on September 27, 2017 was kept unchanged in the draft legislation. Please contact your local Collins Barrow representative to see how this development may impact you and your US/cross-border business.

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    Collins Barrow Tax Tips 2017

    Expert advice – watch now!

    Every business requires a sound strategy and financial plan. Whether you’re just starting up or need insight into succession planning, check out these accounting and tax tips to help navigate the road ahead. 

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    How good records benefit your farm

    Even if you run a successful farm business, there is probably room for improvement in your record-keeping. Good records provide a snapshot of your operation and a more precise sense of where your business is throughout the year.