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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 named Best Digital Workplace: Collaboration

    Toronto, ON – Collins Barrow National is proud to be one of this year’s recipients of Igloo Software’s Digital Transformation Awards. This honour celebrates the excellence of distinguished businesses and acknowledges Igloo customers for their innovation and accomplishments in developing a more connected and integrated workplace.

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    How to remain compliant when not acting at arm’s length

    For tax purposes, the Canadian Revenue Agency requires businesses to complete all transactions at fair market value, but some businesses find themselves making special arrangements with family, friends or others. By not acting at arm’s length, they may wind up with understated revenue, overstated expenses and/or unrecorded tax liabilities. Any error in this area is subject to reassessment, which can be an extremely expensive process.

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    At the Collins Barrow Partners’ Conference, The Future is Now!

    Waterloo, ON – From September 20-24, Collins Barrow partners from across the country will gather in Chicago, Illinois to pave an exciting path forward at the network’s annual Partners’ Conference. This event empowers firms and individuals to build on past successes to engineer even greater value for clients and their teams.

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    Farm corporations: you don’t need to “go all in”

    Accountants regularly advise of the tax and accounting benefits available to corporations. But there remain some producers who are reluctant to take the next step and incorporate their farm operations. With some recent harvest reports of higher than average yields, it is time once again to look at the pros and cons of incorporating.

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    Tax-deferred capital distributions from discretionary family trusts

    Discretionary family trusts are used extensively for tax, family and succession planning, as they afford enormous flexibility. In most cases, when such trusts are created, beneficiaries do not pay for their interest, and this assumption is made herein. Once a trust is settled, it will exist until all the assets are distributed to the beneficiaries and the trust is wound up. 

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    Don’t dive into the shallow end of the TOSI income pool

    In recent Tax Alerts we discussed the tax on split income (TOSI), which limits income-splitting techniques involving private corporations by taxing amounts received at the highest marginal tax rate. The rules are complex and, to date, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has provided only limited guidance on their application.

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    Collins Barrow Vancouver, Wolrige Mahon & CW Group merge - now one of Collins Barrow’s largest firms

    Toronto, ON – Collins Barrow National is pleased to announce its latest Western expansion, with the merger of Collins Barrow Vancouver, Wolrige Mahon and CW Group. Together, they are forming a single, powerhouse audit, tax and specialty services firm. With offices situated in  Vancouver and Toronto, the new firm, Wolrige Mahon Collins Barrow (WMCB), will further enhance Collins Barrow’s long-standing coast-to-coast presence.

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    Collins Barrow is expanding through Southwestern Ontario and across Canada

    TORONTO, ON, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 – Canada’s largest network of independent accounting, tax and specialty services firms is boldly expanding their reach across the country. Already, firms in Vancouver, Toronto and across Southwestern Ontario are set to join Collins Barrow National before year's end. Firm and location details will be shared through September and October 2018. Many of our incoming firms are major players in their markets, dedicated to extending their clients, partners and staff enhanced services, national resources and agility that can only be achieved via independent management.